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#27 of 76 Post Head Replacement Vibration
Jul 08, 2006 (7:59 pm)
I recently had the Head replaced on my 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier. After replacement the engine while in gear ran rough and made some funny noises. So I took it back to the shop that day. They had found that an injector was bad and replaced it at no charge. The engine now runs great while not in gear as well as on the highway, however at slow accelerations (low speeds) there is some minor to medium vibration. Once I increase my acceleration rate the vibration goes away. I am looking at DIM but do not know where to begin. Before the head was replaced this vibration did not occur.
On a side note I had the Head Gasket replaced (under warranty) in 1998 70,000 miles. The car now has 136,000 and I had the whole head replaced.
#28 of 76 Re: Head Gasket problems..... [pat]
Oct 08, 2006 (5:38 pm)
I would like to talk about 2.2L Corsica but no format exist on this web site. Do you have any solution?
#29 of 76 Re: Head Gasket problems..... [mandi77]
Oct 08, 2006 (5:45 pm)
We've had the same problems with the same engine in a 95 Corsica. The head gasket has been replaced more time than I can remember. Currently its working on engine number three, that I know of. When its running like it should, it runs great.
#30 of 76 Re: Head Replacement [valvex]
Feb 06, 2007 (3:02 pm)
I have a 98 cavalier w/86,000 miles. It blew a head gasket and leaks at the water pump.Repair shop quoted me 1200$.Is it worth fixing and/or is this a fair repair price?
#31 of 76 2.2 or 2.4?
Feb 06, 2007 (3:27 pm)
Does the 2.2 or 2.4 98 chevy cavalier have the oil dipstick on the front of the engine w/the dip stick on it?
#32 of 76 Re: 2.2 or 2.4? [joe471]
Feb 07, 2007 (9:49 am)
2.2 has the oil fill and combined dip stick in the front. 2.4 oil fill is at the back left side, oil dip stick back of engine right of center.
#33 of 76 Re: Head Replacement [joe471]
Feb 07, 2007 (9:51 am)
Fair price for a 2.4, high for a 2.2.
#34 of 76 Changing gasket on head cover
May 04, 2007 (2:47 am)
#35 of 76 Changing gasket on head cover
May 04, 2007 (2:47 am)
I am a neophyte with 6 thumbs and have absolutely zip on the mechanical aptitude scale. However, my budget is tighter than a duck's behind so I need to start doing some of the less technical skilled repairs on my own. Would attempting to change the gasket on the head cover be pushing it or shoule I take it to Mr. Goodyear and hand over my wallet?
#36 of 76 Re: Changing gasket on head cover [patton1]
May 10, 2007 (7:53 pm)
You probably want a good mechanic to do this job. Important things to consider when replacing a head gasket: make sure surfaces are clean on block and cylinder head; replace head bolts as well as they tend to warp; use a torque wrench and torque to specs. I am not a mechanic but I had a 95 Corsica with the 2.2 engine and all of these things were not done when the head gasket was replaced the first time. If the job is not done right you will have the same problem within 20K to 30K. Good luck.