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Chevrolet Cavalier



  • kuri2k6kuri2k6 Posts: 1
    edited April 2010
    about a week ago I had a battery so bad in my 96 cavalier that it was leaking acid and corroded the bottom negative cable (that was connected to the battery tray)

    After getting a brand new battery and connecting a new negative battery cable everything seems to be working except when I go to drive, the ABS/Brake lights come on and I hear a ticking noise and the stereo just flashes. When I remove the Abs fuse, everything is fine.

    I'm thinking the system just has to reset itself, but I'm not sure. On the positive battery cables I cleaned off the corrosion with a wire brush and STILL get the ticking noise....can anyone help?
  • Hi all, i live in Dubai the hottest country in the region , I Own a 2001 Chevy Cavalier in dubai ...the weather here is too hot for an american car especially when its 4 cylendrs , however, its runing properly , i have the TC and the Check Ngine lights ON ... the car is making me feel cold in the summer despite of having the Climate controler on the full power am not feeling hot so i think tht its fair for a black old car , the car's electrical system is a bit poor and it has lack to reliablity but overall its way better dodge neon !!

    anybn questions abt anything abt the cavalier just let me knw
  • just above the battery there is a fuse box , however . seek it in the engine once u find it , remove the positive cable cord of the battery , take off the fuses one by one , clean the metal spins of the fuses it self with adding some pure gasoline on a textile and rubbing it gently after that shine it and clean it with a dry cotton textile as well , do this to each fuse u got including the big square black ones , now open the door of the driver u will see a fuse box at the side , do the same to these as well .

    if the problem resist i would belive that the wiring of the battery which goes to the DINAMO/Generator has got a short-shock and im sure that if u will not fix it any soon u will have the problem bigger , it will coast u like around 100 Dollars to change the wires and/Or to re-arrange them at a very proffisional W.Shop
  • So i have a 97 cavalier 2.2L 5spd. I recently had to replace the clutch. What started happening was the clutch pedal was sticking a bit and the shifter was difficult to well shift. It was very hard to shift, and at one point it was impossible. thats when the pedal stuck and did not come back up. Now i was advised to replace the clutch which is what i did but it still will not shift. It seems to be stuck in first and second and will not even go into neutral. I am not really sure what else it could be... I thought it was the clutch cables but i was not sure because then i was told that there weren't any. But that was from somone in another forum. I don't know what the problem is! Anyone have ANY ideas????????
  • Could use some advice if possible.

    I have a 94 Chev Cavalier with 110,000 kms (68,000 miles)

    'New' rad, brakes, muffler etc but has been sitting on driveway for a year.

    I wanted to fix it up for my son, but wondered if there may be major problems after sitting for so long.

    Would it would be worth it for him to put effort into renovating it? I saw that 94 was a good year for this model. Is that correct?

    It has always been quite reliable.
  • When I start my 1996 Sunfire convertible when it's cold (2.4L, manual transmission, 152000 miles), my Check Oil light stays on. If I turn the car off and back on, or if the car is warm, the light does not stay on. I had a sensor (Sorry, can't be more specific) replaced without any effect. Any ideas on a fix? BTW, there's oil and an OEM filter.

    Thanks for looking into this.
  • prizmgurlprizmgurl NYSPosts: 21

    The Prizm is a rebadged Corolla.

    My thoughts exactly.
  • prizmgurlprizmgurl NYSPosts: 21
    matto2000 said:

    Matty, please listen to my warning before buying that Cavalier.
    Nearly three years ago, I celebrated my 16th birthday and used my life savings (at the time) to buy my first car, a brand new 1998 cavalier. That may very well have been the worst decision I ever made.
    Within the car's first 4,000 miles, it contracted a very annoying and rather dangerous stalling problem, and just to clarify it's an automatic. Though GM claimed to have fixed the problem, it continued on and off for the next two years. Finally, the whole thing culminated when I was driving home from my college orientation last June. The car not only stalled but died on me in Columbus, OH (about an hour and half drive from my house in Dayton). After having to drive home in a rental car, yet again, and then having to drive an hour and a half back, I was informed the car's entire computer was replaced, in addition to a plethora of other things.
    The stalling problem was not, however, an isolated thing. Other repairs included the muffler, the gaskets, the seatbelts, two recalls, and the radio (twice). I don't believe I'm leaving anything out, but it's difficult to keep track of them all.
    While my Cavalier was a particularly bad one (I can't imagine you'd have that kind of trouble), it's indicative of the type of car the Cavalier is. Every friend I have who owns the 1995- redesigned Cavalier has had some sort of serious problem with their car. The car, for the most part, just isn't reliable. Granted, the car is cute, it lacks substance and build quality. And it doesn't drive badly, but other cars in its class drive much better. If you want to stick with Chevy, check out the Prism, it's not as cute, but a much better driving and more reliable car.
    As for my Cavalier, I traded it in after the last incident, I had had enough and GM was unwilling to even acknowledge the problems. So towards the end of June, I traded in the Cavalier and bought a 2000 Mazda Protege. I couldn't be happier. The car drives very very well and has a nice solid feel to it, as well. I couldn't believe the difference between it and my Cavalier.
    Take it from someone who was your age not too long ago, spend your last few years in high school having fun, not in the repair shop.


    My mom has a Chevy Prizm and we think Miss Bluebell (car namer family) IS cute.
  • prizmgurlprizmgurl NYSPosts: 21
    amram76 said:

    Hi all! I am new to this forum and this is my first post. but i have been reading the other posts since a couple of weeks and are they helpful or what!! i have a 99 chevy cavalier.
    4-dr Sedan automatic with the 2.4L engine. i bought it a couple of months ago with 27000 miles on it. since 3 weeks or ago or so i am hearing a strange knocking noise under the hood it occurs when i go at low speeds on uneven roads or soemtimes when making sharp turns. i am sure something is loose down there which makes that sound when it gets shaken in some particular way since the sound is not there always. i took it
    to the dealer since its still under warranty but he couldn't find anything. A friend of mine says that sometime the engine becomes loose on its mounts or something like that(he owns a metro prism). i am not sure whether that might be the problem or not. Have any of you heard of a similar problem. please help me out with this one. that noise is driving me nuts. thanks

    Which is/was it? A Metro or Prizm? Both were Geo until '98, I think. A Metro sedan "looks kind of like a baby Prizm" my dad said when I was elementary age. And for the record, I got to know Prizm better than Cavalier. I learned to drive on a Chevy Prizm, but we had rental Cavaliers.
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