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#189 of 208 Stalling after sitting overnight
Nov 17, 2011 (1:12 pm)
I have a 1990 chevrolet cavalier 4cyl, 89,000 miles, when it sets overnight or 5 or 6 hours in the yard. It doesn't want to run. It will crank right up but will stall for a least the next 8 or nine tries then. When it started up I have to let it run about 3 min before I can pull off or it will stall again. After that if will run fine the rest of the day. When I'm going up the road it feel like its not getting enough of gas. After about 5 min you can't tell that anything wrong. I have change the fuel pump. spark plugs,gas treatment. The next day the same thing,can't just get into the car and drive off. Can someone help, What about the Oxygen sensor?
#190 of 208 Re: Wanna Save my 1990 Caviler [mckeeslia]
Dec 05, 2011 (5:54 am)
I feel you on that, I have a 1990 too, that wants to cut out at 2 RPM. After about 6 hundred spent, more money to be spent. it doesn't look like I'm going to be able to enjoy Christmas this year!
#191 of 208 Re: '04 Cavalier Stalling and Starting Issues [dyse711]
Jan 07, 2012 (2:28 pm)
I can definitely relate! I have an '04 cavalier, bought new that year. Just turned over 34,000 miles. Been stalling since '06. Used to be one in a great while, now I'm afraid to drive, b/c it stalls every time I am at a red light, stop sign, or even need to set on the brake to make a left turn, for example. Have had it to 4 different places, now at chevy garage (& I'm driving a free rental). It's to the point now that it has stalled 2x at a light. it stalls, & when I get it in drive, it stalls again. The last time they "fixed' it, I drove abt 10 min to the mall, & after abt an hour, went to drive home. As soon as I started the car, the engine light was on (it's off & on & there's no relevance to the stalling, it's on when the car stalls & doesn't.) it stalled 2x before I got home. When I dropped the car off yesterday, the guy asked if it had happened since then & I said I haven't driven since then. I saved running all my errands until I knew I'd have the rental. It isn't safe to drive, I'm sick of driving with my flashers on, & everyone honking at me, & waiting in a turn lane to make a left turn, only to stall 1/2 way into it, as cars come towards me. I think the worst part of all this is.... I have to keep paying for this crap......even though it's never fixed!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT BUY CHEVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have had the fuel injector replaced, along with other things I can't even think abt. They keep checking & reseting the same codes.... the last thing was something with the AC.... u r kidding me, right???? All the money put into fiixing this could have bought a cheaper car by now. I'm stuck, b/c I can't buy a car, & to trade this in... yeah, like I'd get anything for it. One things for sure, when I do get another car, it won't be a Chevy.
#192 of 208 Re: '04 Cavalier Stalling and Starting Issues [rainbowz]
Jan 08, 2012 (1:03 pm)
I have a 96 cavalier and I think of it as a troublesome car after a mazda which gave me over 100000 miles trouble free. But when I read this blog I feel lucky compared to most cav owners. But to the point, I had this annoying stalling problem and it turned out to be nothing more than a little vacuum hose between the inlet manifold and the sensor. I joke there's the laughing cavalier, but no such thing as a laughing cavalier owner!!
#193 of 208 92 Chevrolet Cavalier
Jan 14, 2012 (4:27 pm)
My car is stalling randomly, and when i start it up it sometimes acts like its going to die. It is a 2.2 liter 4cyl. M/T has A/C. I replaced the fuel filter yesterday. Did nothing to help. replaced water pump because it was leaking badly and i was having over heating issues. Any way going down the highway it misses bad. and after awhile it will actually lose all power and start backfiring. but it doesn't die. just loses power. than it will come back, run fine for a min or so. than it starts doing it again. After working on it today it seems to be worse. 98,000 miles on it. replace one coil and the icm at 79000 miles. replaced plugs and wires at 91000 miles.
#194 of 208 Re: '04 Cavalier Stalling and Starting Issues [brianmac2]
Jan 14, 2012 (4:28 pm)
Which sensor was it?
#195 of 208 Re: '04 Cavalier Stalling and Starting Issues [saviorwooten]
Jan 14, 2012 (10:03 pm)
It's the sensor right at the front of the engine when you lift the hood, can't miss it, right in the center at the top. There's a small hose going from the bottom of it to the inlet manifold. On mine the hose was perished and had fallen off at one end. I just replaced it with a bit of plastic tube and away it went again.
Worth a try, good luck.
#196 of 208 '94 Cavalier Fuel Issue?
Jan 15, 2012 (2:11 am)
I have a '94 cavalier that I purchased in '98. It runs perfectly from a cold start. If I drive long enough for the car to reach normal operating temp, shut it off, and try to restart/drive again within 30 minute or so, it misses when trying to accelerate. If I let off the gas it gets better, and over the course of 2 minutes or so of driving, it goes back to running fine. Last week I went to the store and when I came out it started fine. Once in drive it stalled upon acceleration. After trying to restart several times, I left it there for several hours, came back, and it ran fine. On a paid mechanics diagnosis I have replaced plugs, wires, coil packs, ignition module, and crank sensor. I cleaned the TBI, and the egr and pcv valves. The only thing that has changed is the calendar and my cashflow. My fuel pump is not whining, and was replaced by a dealer several years ago. I'm running out of cash and options. Please help.
#197 of 208 2001 Cavalier delayed start after turning the key
Aug 29, 2012 (1:28 am)
#198 of 208 2001 Cavalier delayed start after turning the key
Aug 29, 2012 (1:28 am)
2001 Chevy Cavalier, 2.2L inline-4 OHV "2200 SFI", automatic, wth 143,000 miles.
When you turn the key to start the car, there is a short delay before the car starts up. No noise of any kind, no nothing ... just a pause for like 2 or 3 seconds then it starts. Any ideas?