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You are in the Chevrolet Cavalier
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Chevrolet Cavalier, Sedan
Nov 17, 2001 (3:30 pm)
by the way, my post 559 was about other Cavalier owners (fellow Dallas taxi drivers), not my own experiences
but I did own a Cavalier that I suspected of the head gasket leakage problem...
the car I owned (1994 Cavalier sedan, 2.2L/automatic, about 85K) never had a bad enough head gasket to cause overheating...
a Chevrolet dealer confirmed that this problem that I had, with the external coolant leakage, was similar to what happens with covered 92-93 and other year cars, and told me this car would not be covered for 2 reasons, it was a 94, not covered, and because the car was not overheating or losing "a significant amount" of coolant...
so count me out on having replaced the head gasket, it never happened that way, the lady I sold it to just turned 105K on it and hasn't replaced it yet, her Jiffy Lube does have to top off the coolant every change, but never more than a quart or so...
#685 of 2171 steering wheel clunk
Nov 18, 2001 (8:41 pm)
Thanks dindak and 7937. You guys were right on the money with your diagnosis. The dealer replaced the intermediate steering shaft. No more clunks! Thanks again for your advice.
Nov 19, 2001 (5:32 am)
It's funny, I have no mechanical training, but over the years of experience and reading forums like town hall you really do pick up a lot of knowledge. I certainly can't fix anything major on my cars but I certainly have a better idea if the service dept. is trying to rip me off.
Glad the car is fixed.
#687 of 2171 Boring Cavalier
Nov 19, 2001 (10:07 am)
Update 2000 LS ,20,000 miles no problems can't even visit the dealer for warranty work,maybe the next 10,000 miles.
#688 of 2171 Just turned 25,000
Nov 23, 2001 (8:24 am)
Thanksgiving Day. Need tire rotation, It's going in tomorrow. No problems so far.
#689 of 2171 P.S. No one said Cavaliers
Nov 23, 2001 (8:30 am)
started eating oil at 30,000 miles.And no one knows the quality of this Eco-Tech engine till it's been on the road in the US a few years.It was the Saturn engine I was referring to, NOT the 2.2 Cavalier engine.But that's sort of the attitude one gets about these cars, people are so eager to trash them,they don't even bother to actually read the posts.
Nov 23, 2001 (2:56 pm)
need to read these posts to know someone with a Cavalier that's had problems.
#691 of 2171 "Most people"
Nov 25, 2001 (6:21 am)
Nov 25, 2001 (6:29 am)
Success is always knocked,j-body 20 yrs and still here.
#693 of 2171 "Most people"
Nov 25, 2001 (6:36 am)
so you know most people, eh? Common "wisdom" and all that? Folk lore,urban legend, collective thought processes.Why,"Most people" have a friend of a friend of a friend who was actually THERE at the hospital when Rod Stewart had his stomach pumped.[Or fill in the celeb./scandal/location to suit]
It proves my point: people just drop into a topic to dump.Why;everyone KNOWS the 220,000 to 300,000 Cavaliers that have been sold every year since the 95s came out are ALL bad!!Everyone KNOWS that a clapped out 10 year old 600 dollar car is a reliable gauge of a brand new model of the same line. GET REAL."Why, my friend bought a 94 with only 98,000 miles on it and the radio didn't work. It was real junk!"
"Most people" and "everyone knows": not useful or constructive.