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#25 of 208 Re: 99 chevy cavalier 2.2 please help me [lilbrim]
Nov 03, 2007 (5:34 pm)
My Cav is a 2000 2.2 and I've been having some similar problems. I was driving home about a year ago and my gas gauge suddenly went 1/4 tank to zilch and I knew that was probably the sending unit. I read about the high sulfur content in the fuel that could be eating the windings so I just kept the fuel level up above 1/4 and all would be fine. It's a year later and the other day it just stalled out after I made a right turn off the freeway. It wouldn't start with the contents of 5 gallon of gas but after I put a total of 10 it started right up. I filled it to the top and made it home.
After I located a reasonable fuel pump/sending unit. (had a little confusion regarding the colored plugs that were put on the lines after manufactured-once I figured out they could be removed) I installed the tank unit assembly and the fuel filter. Did the turn on test-Listened for the 'wheering' pump noise, checked for leaks. Car ran fine for almost a full tank. But I pulled off the freeway today made a left turn and it stalled out again. At exactly 300 miles and 1/4 tank of fuel. I still have the same problem evidently.
I think I will check the fuel supply pressure next which may reveal either the pump will not run off the low fuel pressure signal that the fuel pressure regulator should be sending or something else.
I found a good price for the fuel pump at http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/alanisdeals/
I wish I would have replaced the harness while I was replacing the pump also.
#26 of 208 Re: 99 chevy cavalier 2.2 please help me [jimmyb2]
Nov 04, 2007 (3:12 am)
my mechanic charged me $400 just for the fuel pump (not including labor). how much was the fuel pump u found online? anyway, i know nothing about cars but your problem sounds a lot like mine. perhaps, yours too, is the wiring located under the hood on driver's side. have your mechanic ground the wires. also,have your dealer do a recall - you will get a free ignition switch installed like i did. please, e-mail me about the fuel pump $$...tommet41msn.com
#27 of 208 1998 caviler 2.2 stalls
Dec 27, 2007 (11:23 pm)
Has about 100,000 miles and for about 3 weeks stalls out after running about 10 miles Let set will run some more than stall out etc, etc.
Catalytic convertor replaced the mass air (MAP) replaced (and oil sending unit for oil leak) ONE of the repair places writes on bill in ( ) Aternator v or a running low. (I dont think this is the problem)
Cranks fine but will not fire till let set. Runs fine when running. Then after so many miles just dies out.
Parked it just before it cut out , popped open hood and just listened to it slowly die out.
Have forced the issue with it by stomping on the gas just before it died out when parked and there was some coughing / sputtering noises. ( one time the catylytic convertor turned super red glowing , then replaced)
In checking the vin with dealer found all the possible maker defects for repair or recalls were done by previous owner,
#28 of 208 Re: 1998 caviler 2.2 stalls [cav4]
Dec 27, 2007 (11:33 pm)
I had an Impala many years ago that would run for 10-15 minutes and then stall. After much frustration a mechanic discovered a clogged fuel filter as well as debris in the fuel tank clogging the fuel intake sock.
The debris would build up as I drove to the point where hardly any fuel could get through. After it stalled and sat everything would settle back down and I could drive it again.
Not sure if this is the problem with your Cavalier but it might be worth a look.
#29 of 208 '96 Cavalier Cranks but no start
Jan 06, 2008 (6:10 pm)
Car was running great. Cranks, but no start. I did start to notice that when I had about 1/4 tank of fuel left the car had a hard time starting, but eventually started. Could the theft deterrent system be an issue or should I assume the fuel pump as a possibility as well?
#30 of 208 Engine hesitating and "bucking" at highway speeds
Jan 07, 2008 (4:19 pm)
#31 of 208 Engine hesitating and "bucking" at highway speeds
Jan 07, 2008 (4:19 pm)
Hi, I've been having some problems with my 2005 Chevy Cavalier 2.2L automatic. It's at about 95,000 km. I was driving it down the 401 highway and I could feel it hesitate slightly occassionally. Then I hit a patch of really bad stop-and-go traffic and as I was idling in drive, the car stalled out on me twice. I had no trouble restarting it and then if I idled in neutral it did not stall again. After that incident I drove it again without any similar problems for about 3 months.
Recently, however, I was driving to work along a two lane highway (about 100km/h...(55mph?)) and it started doing the hesitation thing again...this time it was very pronounced, even bucking occassionally. I got to work and when I went out to my car after work and started it (cold engine), the tachometer was going up and down like crazy and when I started to drive it was hesitating and bucking again. So I took it to a garage when I got home and they checked it out. They told me that when they test drove it, they couldn't find anything wrong but it "has a history code for random misfire and front O2 sensor. Spark plugs look good". They replaced the fuel filter which was very "gunky" (their word, not mine...) and added gas line antifreeze. Of course, driving home from the garage my car acted up for me...just slight hesitation and very intermittent.
Soooo, wondering if this could be a problem with the O2 sensor after all? I've read that they can malfunction in such a way that they do function intermittently and don't cause any engine codes. And by the way, no warning lights ever came on at any time during these problems...no check engine light or any such thing. Thanks for your input! Cheers!
#32 of 208 Re: Engine hesitating and "bucking" at highway speeds [ceilidthbear]
Jan 22, 2008 (5:25 pm)
ok, I have been having the exact same problem with my 2005 auto cavalier. Its still under warranty and I took it back to my dealer and they replaced the same sensor as yours. They also could not find anything wrong with the car on test drive. But conveniently two days later it stalled on me. This has been happening for a year. It goes through periods of stalling everyday to periods when it stalls once every three weeks. I am at my wits end. The sensor has been replaced already once and reset twice.
The first thing to go wrong was my timing chain... ya thats right, no lying... about 1 year after I had the car. Then the stalling began. This car has been nothing but a never ending hospital stay. Its like caring for a sick relative
I do believe the 2005 cavalier is officially a
Please let me know i you have any other ideas... this seems to be a common problem with this model
#33 of 208 Re: 1998 caviler 2.2 stalls [cav4]
Feb 06, 2008 (5:34 pm)
Friend of mine has a cav that does the same thing to him about 1 time each year . His has problems with the ignition coil system . The location they are in allow water and dirt to get onto them and corrode them until they get hot and begin to short out.
Let it sit a few minutes and would fire back up and run poorly for maybe 10 minutes and die again..
Does yours have a ignition coil pack assy ? If so the coils will be mounted on a metal plate which is actually a module plate for the coils to fire. I would check here first if you are losing spark. Have your mechanic check it or Try to find a used coil pack assy to test it with
#34 of 208 Re: 1998 caviler 2.2 stalls [artco96]
Feb 06, 2008 (5:45 pm)
I CHANGED THE IGNITION WIRES AND SPARK PLUGS BUT THE PROBLEM CONTINUED. i HAVE SINCE CHANGED THE IGNITION SWITCH AND HAD THE FUEL PUMP HARNESS WIRES CHANGED. ALTHOUGH THE CAR STILL IDLES A BIT ROUGH AND SLOW, IT HAS NOT STALLED OR CRANK-NO START SINCE THE AFOREMENTIONED REPAIRS WERE DONE ON THE CAR. I'M STILL KEEPING MY FINGERS CROSSED.