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#1567 of 2171 Re: CHEVY CAVALIER [larryd2] 1997 CAVALIER NOTES TO CONSUMERS
Dec 17, 2004 (9:06 am)
Well, I'm glad this is a place to post such info. Not so glad about other....
I have a 1997 Chevy Cavalier, am a mother turtle speed to normal driver(don't drive the car hard).
My car had a fire hazard recall for the ignition start up; it has a current ongoing gas smell (fire hazard) the smell comes in through the vents or A/C or heater when in use, the Chevy dealerships have not been able to diagnose the problem from 2000 to 12/2004 current date, a safety hazard recall for the front wheel assembly steering hazard; it used to have a dome light with an automatic shut off which had to be completely disconnected or remain on only to drain the battery and now has no dome light when the doors are opened. The reading lights both achieved a short circuit and remained on which I disconnected at this time instead of having to pay someone to fix it without solving the dome light problem first.
I am thoroughly disgusted with a car that is a worry because of the gas smell and fumes being emitted, no dealership of the car maker in town can fix it. No consumer resolve on the issue.
#1568 of 2171 Fuel leakage
Dec 17, 2004 (10:24 am)
The most probable cause of fuel smell is external leakage of the fuel injectors, they need to be replaced there is no way to repair them. Leaking injectors are a common problem around that year. Of course a mechanic should check them for external leakage,they are too costly to replace on a guess.
Dec 26, 2004 (5:02 pm)
I have a 01 cavalier and it seems to me that the ABS is not working??? Any one have this problem with the ABS failing???
Jan 12, 2005 (11:43 am)
i bought a new 05 and it is perfect, i love the design and im sad that such a reliable car is no longer going to be made.
#1571 of 2171 Re: new car [elcoyotote]Cavalier lives on..
Jan 14, 2005 (3:36 pm)
Cavalier is still available as a Pontiac Sunfire. Sunfire is scheduled to be built at least into the 2006 model year.
Jan 16, 2005 (10:41 pm)
"perfect" doesn't come to mind when describing the cavalier.
the sunfire won't be available as a 4 door though.
#1573 of 2171 2005 Cavalier Questions
Jan 29, 2005 (9:00 am)
I feel fortunate in picking up one of the last 2005 Cavaliers (2-dr coupe)-- at dealer invoice price less $4,500 in rebates (I have had very good service from five prior year Cavaliers).
The car I chose does not have "power door locks", something I would like to have. Has anyone had this option added aftermarket to a Cavalier, and at what cost?
Since this is my lady's car and must sit outside in our currently frigid weather, I have not been able to comfortably search for the oil filter housing (which on the Ecotec 2.2L engine has, I believe, a removable end cap - the filter cartridge being inside the housing?). Would someone please tell me how to access this housing? From above or below? How difficult is it to change the filter cartridge?
#1574 of 2171 Further to my questions
Feb 01, 2005 (4:26 pm)
It has warmed up locally so I was able to locate the oil filter housing on my new 2005 Cavalier with 2.2L Ecotec engine. Viewed while standing at front of vehicle, the filter housing is just to the right of the valve cover, just behind the air intake tubing. Looks fairly easy to reach down there and remove cover, but very tight for removing cover with filter cartridge attached. Yes or no someone?
#1575 of 2171 2005 Cavalier questions & etc.
Feb 06, 2005 (5:50 pm)
I have a '99 coupe with over 78,000 miles (127,000 kms) on it. I've never changed the oil myself in the last 6 yrs. since it was much more convienient to have a local lube/tire shop do it for a few bucks. I don't think there is "aftermarket" power door locks for the Cavalier. I love my little blue coupe and will keep driving it as long as I can. It hasn't given me any problems outside of a power steering return hose. Good Luck with your new purchase, alternator
#1576 of 2171 Re: 2005 Cavalier questions & etc. [cc732]
Feb 08, 2005 (7:54 pm)
If you or someone else is looking for power door locks, look to JC Whitney. They have a set for around $79.00 for 2 doors and $99.00 for 4 doors.