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Chevrolet Cavalier, Chevrolet, Auto Repair
Nov 12, 2012 (9:21 am)
Hi I have had a 2000 Chevy Cavalier 2.2 liter 4 cyl Automatic for about 5 or 6 years now. I have noticed the whole time I have owned it, that when I start the car and shift from Park to Drive I hear a clunk, and with the hood open the engine pivots back and forth one time really far and once engaged the engine doesn't shake at all. This only happens from park to drive, it does not do this from park to any other gears, and once the car is in drive everything is normal. The car has no shifting problems at all, no slips or clunking while driving or hitting the gas real fast on take off. I changed the all three mounts on the car yesterday. Upper engine mount (still in decent shape), lower dogbone (tore to hell), and Transmission mount (decent). I really haven't noticed it get any worse over the years I just know its not right. I have never changed the fluid or the filter since I owned the car, and most likely it has never been changed in the cars life. Could a dirty filter, and dirty fluid cause this problem? Or could the linkage need adjusted or replaced? Thanks in advance
#200 of 208 Re: Transmission [scotttt1970]
Nov 14, 2012 (4:43 pm)
dirty filter won't cause a problem like this. high idle will and will tear the hell out of your mounts. if the idle is ok and the mounts are new, start the car count to 15 then change gears. see if this makes any differnce.pontiac g-6's seem to have the same problem.
#201 of 208 Re: 99 chevy cavalier 2.2 please help me [lilbrim]
Jan 01, 2013 (8:05 pm)
#202 of 208 Re: 99 chevy cavalier 2.2 please help me [jimmyb2]
Jan 01, 2013 (8:17 pm)
ICM OR CKP SENSOR
#203 of 208 Re: 99 chevy cavalier 2.2 please help me [renegade65]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 02, 2013 (10:18 am)
Welcome to the forums! While you're permitted to answer any posts you like, please be aware that you're responding to posts that are 5-1/2 years old. The members have probably resolved the issue by now, or no longer own the vehicle. You might find it a better use of your time to respond to more recent questions.
#204 of 208 Re: 2005 chevy cavalier ls sport stall in reverse [ekirchne08]
Jan 17, 2013 (1:08 pm)
Has Anyone come up with an answer to this problem. it stalls out trac light on and it stalls both drive and reverse
Jan 25, 2013 (10:53 am)
I wanted to post some useful info for everyone here. I have also been experiencing the rough idle/stall after driving for a bit. Then the car won't start for a few minutes. I had complete diagnostics done on the car. Everything turned out to be working properly, except the ignition coil. The ignition coil was overheating, which causes the stalling. It then needs to cool down before it will provide power to start again. A bad ignition coil can cause almost every single symptom in this thread, but is almost always overlooked. Most mechanics don't actually know that cavaliers in particular have a major problem with this.
If you need proof of it happening, you have to go to a good mechanic that actually knows what he is doing. Tell him/her to run your vehicle with his computer on it and make it sputter/stall out. This will tell him where the problem is, which will most likely be the ignition coil.
#206 of 208 Re: Ignition Coil issues [truenorth069]
Feb 03, 2013 (9:20 am)
Hi I have a 98 Cavalier z24 and Im having a similar problems, the most I can get it to run is about 25 mins if Im on the highway but stalls sooner if Im in town. It takes a few minutes to start it unless I use a shot of starting fluid but heres what is happening, it boggs down when I push hard on the gas but will run better as I let up, once I get to where Im goin with in a half hour away it will start to stall as Im parking and then I have to let the car sit for 1 1/2 hours before it will start again and its really getting to me cuz now the only place I can really drive it is back and forth to work. I already replaced the o2 sensor and map sensor like the obd2 reader told me but Im stumped on this problem. The guy I bought the car from replaced all the plugs and wires and coil pack and I even replaced the one spark module that is right by the plugs and wires. do you think its the ignition coil or something different? I dont have alot of money to waste on parts so Im up for any good advice I can get, thanks RJ
#207 of 208 2005 cavalier speedo problem
Feb 05, 2013 (2:06 pm)
Daughters 2005's speddo went wacko on her the other day. She was only going 30 mpg, but guage read 80 mph ! Next time she started car, speedo wouldn't register any speed. The next day she brought it over to my house and at idle it read 45 mph. I researched online for possible fixes and was prepared to remove cluster and replace speedo stepper motor. I decided before going through all that hassle, to pull and clean the fuse for cluster and then removed black battery wire for about 5 mins. and reattached battery lead. this apparently reset computer and the speedo now works fine!
#208 of 208 what to try next
Sep 13, 2013 (12:40 pm)
My 2001 Cavalier had issue with radio working when it likes. We put a new one in it seemed to work. Now it broke down. Have it towed home. Got it running again the broke down again at my sons house. It would start then shut off within a few minutes. Then wouldn't start for awhile. We made sure battery was fully charged. I bought a fuel filter first. Then we got a fuel pump, fuel tank, and a starter. Still same think. Then we got a fuel regulator still same thing. Changed starter out again. It started that night. Next day went to town it broke down again. Same thing starts then shuts off. He tried somethings people said to try but still same thing. Hooked up the machine to it and no codes still. We are stumped what should we try next. I'm about ready to junk it if my son didn't need a car. Please help!!!!