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Chevrolet Cavalier, Sedan
#1510 of 2171 I was SHOCKED !!
Feb 12, 2004 (11:22 am)
I received this in the mail today from GM Protection Plan :
"Dear Mr. XXXXXX, This may be your last opportunity to protect yourself against the rising
cost of repairs. Your vehicle's GM Warranty
may be about to expire, and after that it will be
too late to consider GM Protection Plan coverage.
This plan offers extended service coverage protecting you against the potential high cost of
parts and labor for repairs to your Chevrolet
I'm not going to, but if I replied, I'd say, "Dear
Mr. GM, I still have 18 MONTHS of coverage on
my 2002 Cavalier....So, take your $600 offer and
CRAM it !"
GM must be getting DESPERATE to stay ALIVE !!!
#1511 of 2171 GM oil filter choice on those "hard-to-change" models
Feb 17, 2004 (7:00 pm)
Using the GM filter numbers, the PF-47 is recommended for the late Cavaliers with the
2200 engine and 4 speed automatic.
It's very difficult to change the filter because
it seems like the transmission (next to the filter) is too big for the car. Working from
below is next to impossible.
Working from above (after removal of some electrics) is still "painful" due to the limited
space between engine, cooler lines, transmission,
Some owners have recommended using the longer
PF-52 filter to make it easier to hold on to the
filter for installation or removal. (I realize
the thread and mating surfaces are the same between the PF-47 and PF-52. There's no problem
there and the PF-52 should provide more filtering
Once, I tried to use the longer filter. I just
couldn't find enough room to "wiggle" and get
it in place.
Anyone who can make the PF-52 work, I applaud you.
The longer filter definitely would be better.
#1512 of 2171 PF-52 filter
Feb 18, 2004 (9:13 am)
works great on a 00 Cav LS.
Feb 19, 2004 (10:41 am)
I just started using the PF-52 on my 2002 Cavalier (2200 5 speed). Works well, but I can see where the automatics can be a problem.
#1514 of 2171 DEXCOOL in my 2002 Cavilier is my first experience with this antifreeze...
Feb 21, 2004 (8:19 am)
Was studying what this "stuff" is all about....
There are lawsuits against GM because sometimes
it will "sludge"....
Then, I found this site...
It seems to give an unbiased opinion...
Just sharing info....
#1516 of 2171 Voiding the Warranty
Feb 25, 2004 (5:00 pm)
I would like to install an intake on my 2002 cavalier. I bought the car about 3 months ago and the dealer hooked me up with a 75000 mile warranty. I was just wondering if putting an intake on my car would void the warranty. If so, could I just take it off if I ever need to take my car in to be fixed by the dealer. Any input would be helpful. Thanx.
#1518 of 2171 Re: just a little reweiw....
Apr 13, 2004 (12:18 am)
a couple of months ago I bought two 2004 Cavaliers, one for my 17 year old Daughter and one for me to be used as a "go to work car". I did not expect to buy one for myself but after driving my Daughters for about a week (while I was waiting for her insurance to be activated) I fell in love with the performance and styling, and features this car had for the price. We ordered ours with the exact same options which were the popular PKG which included tilt steering, floor mats, intermittent wipers, mud guards, and AM/FM/CD player, and side moldings. Also I am VERY GLAD I ordered the Auto trans and Sport appearance PKG with 16 inch aluminum wheels, Perf. tires 205/55R16s,and a spoiler with sport suspension, and cruise control.
Sticker price was 16,685.00 less rebate of 4,250.00 plus my GM employees discount was about another 2,000.00 wich brought the price down to about 10,500.00 plus TTL. This little car looks great.
The car handles really nice with the 16" tires and the sport suspension. The radio is more than I expected, and the Auto trans is super smooth. What can I say except that I feel like I made out pretty good and after I pay these cars off I will finally get my Vette and keep the Cav for my work car. Later
#1519 of 2171 Keyless Entry Changes
May 01, 2004 (5:07 pm)
I purchased a 2000 Cavalier LS with 25,000 mi on it. It was a granny car and in excellent shape, anyway in my book it says if you would like to have the RKE (Remote Keyless Entry) give horn feedback when you press the unlock button, to contact the dealer to activate, but i really dont want too go back to my dealer, does anyone know how to turn this horn feedback feature on? I would really like to have it enabled. Thanks in advance.