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#16 of 52 Re: Chevrolet Cavalier Service Engine, ABS, And Trac Off Lights!! [rkessler
Jan 03, 2008 (1:32 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2000 Buick Regal. It started about 1 year ago but only when I was driving in the rain. So I thought it was related with some bad wires from the wheel hub assembly. Recently the 3 lights will show up after 5 minutes of driving or so. So I went to a shop, they scanned it, charged me 120$ and told me that my ABS Computer(Control Module) is bad, and they will change it for 900$.
I said no thanks, and when I asked for the error code he laughed at me and told me that their state-of-the-art-bad-ass-scanner is not like the one from Auto Zone, and there is only some generic code which won't mean anything to me.
After spending some time online I found a lot of things that could cause this:
wheel hub assembly/bearings, wheel hub assy harness, speed/ABS sensors, low break fluid, ignition control module, loose fuel cap, fuses, and now... ABS control module.
Where should I start?
#17 of 52 Re: Chevrolet Cavalier Service Engine, ABS, And Trac Off Lights!! [rkessler
Jan 04, 2008 (9:03 am)
A good start would be getting the codes you paid for .
#18 of 52 Re: Chevrolet Cavalier Service Engine, ABS, And Trac Off Lights!! [rkessler3]
Jan 04, 2008 (9:41 pm)
I went to a dealership to have it scanned They were so nice to charge 75.00 to put it up and tell me it would take another 200 to fix it however they didn't tell me what was wrong or what the codes were and when I asked those questions the service man chuckled at me sooo nice.
Don't places like AutoZone run a scan of your car for free? I know they used to but I haven't needed that service for a long time.
#19 of 52 Re: Chevrolet Cavalier Trac Off Lights
Apr 12, 2008 (9:40 am)
I have a 2000 cavalier that recently the trac off light comes on noT ABS, yet goes off when I shut the car off, upon putting the car back in drive it seems to engage hard and has the terrible sound from bottom of the car, and then it runs fine. We took the car to different small shops, when they checked no codes came on. Do you think it could be a sensor in the traction system?
#20 of 52 Chevrolet Cavalier Service Engine, ABS, And Trac Off Lights
Apr 12, 2008 (9:20 pm)
All the ABS Light, Service Light, and Track off lights come on together. Do you think it could be a sensor in the traction system? Anybody had simliar problem?
#21 of 52 Re: Chevrolet Cavalier Service Engine, ABS, And Trac Off Lights [morris2008
Apr 13, 2008 (7:48 am)
You have lights so you have codes, take it to some one that has the proper scanner to get codes. The Trac off will come just because of other codes, that has nothing to do with the Trac system it self.
#22 of 52 My 2000 cavalier's check engline light is on
May 07, 2008 (9:02 pm)
I have a 2000 chevy cavalier and my check engine light just came on. I read in the manual that if your gas cap is not on tight it will cause the check engine light to come on. It has happened to me once before and I did get gas today. Anyone have any other solutions in case it doesnt go off? Ash
#23 of 52 engine light on
May 08, 2008 (6:22 am)
2003 coupe 2dr.
I love my car ,but the light thing is out of hand. Cost me $90.00 to find out loose fuel cap, you need to turn the cap 3x's or else SURPISE LIGHT ON $$$. CODE PO440. I Hope this helps?
May 21, 2008 (6:59 am)
I DROVE THE CAR TO HOUSTON THIS PAST WEEKEND. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THROUGH A CODE PO 132. AUTO ZONE SAID IT WAS A O2 SENSOR SO I CHANGED IT AND 30 MIN LATER SAME CODE. WHAT THE CAR IS DOING IS IT IS STARTING PERFECT BUT AFTER A WHILE IT WILL NOT HOLD A IDLE AND TO KEEP IT FROM DYEING YOU HAVE TO KEEP ADVANCING IN SPEED AND IT WILL RUN PERFECT BUT IF YOU STOP IT WILL DIE. DOES NOT DO IT ALL THE TIME CAN ANYONE HELP. I DROVE IT BACK FROM HOUSTON AND DID NOT GIVE ME ANY TROUBLE ON THE WAY BACK BUT WHEN I GOT HOME IT SET FOR ABOUT 30 MIN AND I WENT TO THE STORE AND IT STARTED AGAIN... THANKS FOR ANY HELP
PS CAR IS A 2000 CAVALIER 2.2 WITH 95 THOUSAND MILES
Jul 21, 2008 (6:44 pm)
Hi im sorry to go off subject but im a green horn to this forum and im having a little trouble figuring out where to get started.
I have a 2004 Chevy Cavalier, It has a 2.2 liter engine, and i was wondering how many O2 sensors it has.
My reason for asking is because I would like to know if it is possible to connect a voltage adder to the vehicle to make the computer thing it needs to lean out the fuel.
Here is a link to a site that shows the device i want to use in my car > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgHJDD6UK0A
and here is a schematic for the device http://www.madcosm.com/apps/photos/photo.jsp?photoID=2021606
I dont intend to use the oscillator if i dont need to.
So basically i would like to know if i can add voltage to the 02 sensor inorder to make the ECU lean out the fuel?
Thank you for any tips or advice you can send my way!!