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#136 of 208 car stalls with 1/4 tank of fuel
Jul 22, 2009 (7:25 pm)
thanks, show me navajo. drop the car off at my buddy the mechanic he said, he put his code machine on it , came back that it was the tranny solenoid was stuck on the on postion, is this the same as the tcc solenoid . im no mechanic but i drove it home which it took me about 1 hour . drove pretty good, hope this is the last time i take it to my buddy. ">link title
#137 of 208 Re: 91 Cav. intermittently won't start [k_erin]
Aug 01, 2009 (5:25 am)
I had a similar problem with my 94 pontiac. Exact issue to a T, one day it actually just stalled and would not start. Thought it was alternator because serpintine belt wasn't moving, but when we took off belt the car started. Turns out it was the AC motor (I think that's what it was), basically it totally went out and was preventing the belt from turning...
Aug 02, 2009 (5:16 am)
first off i want to thank, SHOW ME NAVAJO for saving me a lot of money , my buddy put the new tcc in yesterday this little cav is running great tranny is shifting good, it cost me about $ 400.00 parts and labor if any body is having troubles with cav stalling at lights . check the tcc solenoid it will save you a lot of head aches. and get your car going on the road
#139 of 208 starting problems with my cavalier
Sep 06, 2009 (9:18 pm)
I have a problem with my cavalier starting.at first it did it once every few months....but tonight it does it everytime i go to start my car.i would turn the key and it would do nothing.i have power to everything.its like its not sending the power to the starter.it will start again after awhile of turning key on and off.tonight tho i took the key out and shook the ignition and when i put the key in it started.i have no idea what it could be...anyone got any idea?
#140 of 208 Re: starting problems with my cavalier [mudvayne1985]
Sep 07, 2009 (3:12 am)
hi Mud, first have a new key made, secondly its either the starter or the ignition switch that is bad. good luck.
#141 of 208 Re: starting problems with my cavalier [mudvayne1985]
Sep 14, 2009 (10:46 pm)
I have the same or similar problem. At first it would take a couple turns to start. The other night it took a good 20 tries. Opening the hood-- it smells like gasoline and gas mileage seems worse. I was told it's the fuel pressure regulator (it looks wet after I've been trying to start). My friend found a hose around that area that was cracked/smoking and rigged it up a bit better... then it started. I'm going tomorrow (if the cavy starts) to get it checked, but judging on previous incidents, my first solution is never right. All I know is I'm sick of this piece having a new problem every month! Any help is appreciated
#142 of 208 more starting problems
Sep 18, 2009 (8:54 pm)
so not only am i having the problem i listed before but now my car dont start at all.sometimes when i go to start it all it does is click and sometimes it turns over but wont start and i have no idea what it is
#143 of 208 Re: more starting problems [mudvayne1985]
Sep 20, 2009 (7:07 pm)
i always try the cheap and easy stuff first. battery connections at the battery can seem clean and be trashed. next check the positive wire going to the starter and make sure it is tight. the wire running from the alternator needs to be tight also. if these things are ok the next time it gives you trouble try tapping the starter lightly with a hammer from the underside of the car
#144 of 208 Re: car stalls with 1/4 tank of fuel [show_me_navajo]
Dec 05, 2009 (4:40 pm)
my 1994 chevy cavalier stalls after driving around for a bit when i stop at red lights or stop signs or slow down.
i'm sure that's what it is with my car too show_me_navajo. i took my car to a chevrolet dealership and they said it was an easy fix and they said they just had to unplug something and all was well. Turns out that it worked. I've recently had my car worked on due to overheating issues and i think the mechanic i took it to might have plugged that piece back in. do you have any idea how i could recognize that piece on a 1994 cavalier? i read that it's a blue plug but i don't know how many wires it has or where exactly it is connected. i would really appreciate anybody's help on how to locate the tcc solenoid or mainly the plug that is connected to the transmission that needs to be pulled.
#145 of 208 starter is acting up, really strange
Dec 09, 2009 (11:22 pm)
I have a 97 cavalier Z24, automatic, and when I try to start it, once every 5 times or so, it does nothing at all. It doesn't even try to roll over, it makes a sound like as if it were already started and I were trying to start it again. It only does this in spurts, chances are I need a new starter but if it is something else perhaps, seeing as how this only happens sometimes, I'd like to know.