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#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!!
#26 of 52 Re: BAD ACCELERATION
Mar 01, 2009 (11:34 pm)
You need to take your Ignition Control Module off, and have it tested an Auto Parts Store such as O'Reilly's.
#27 of 52 trac off/ check engine
Apr 02, 2009 (10:04 am)
I have a 2000 Chevy Cavalier, bought secondhand. I've had it around a year... had almost no problems with it. A few weeks ago I was driving and my 'trac off' light came on and then my 'check engine' light started blinking. Being about 20 min from the nearest civilization, I decided to keep going until I could stop and get it checked. The car ran fine, seemed ok, just had the lights on. By the time I got to town, the lights went off and stayed off. I had no idea what to do, since it went off I decided to leave it alone. Since then every now and again my car will repeat the performance, only now its accompanied by a weird vibration, that has gotten progressively stronger. Having experienced the runaround with another car when the check engine light came on, overcharging and no real information and a doomsday diagnosis for something small, I am hoping that i can avoid a similar process and see if anyone can help me figure out what is wrong. Thanks a bunch for any help anyone can offer on this
#28 of 52 Check engine light flashing
Apr 26, 2009 (7:21 pm)
I have a 97 Cavalier. The check engine/ETS off lights have been on steady for about 4 years... I can't remember the problem exactly, I think I was told it was a small leak in the gas line that no one could find...? It's been so long.
Also, it starts kind of hard when the engine is warm. I live in northern MN and when it's -30 out, it starts right up. If the engine is kind of warm, like say I went to Target for 30 minutes and got back in the car on a nice 50 degrees day, it would start hard. Usually I get it to start by pushing the gas pedal to the floor before starting, or giving it a little gas while it is turning over (if I forgot to push the pedal down before starting).
ANYWAY... now when the engine is warm, it is still starting hard, but temporarily the check engine light flashes. The whole car shakes and kind of smells like exhaust. I've tried letting it idle for a bit, giving it a little gas while it's idling... sometimes it works, sometimes not. Sometimes shutting it off and trying again works. Sometimes not. If I am not in a position to shut it off and try again the light stops flashing and goes back to just being on steady after 5-10 minutes. But the car is shaky whether idling in traffic or while actually driving. The shaking stops once the light stops flashing.
I plan to bring it to the mechanic this week but in the event that it doesn't misbehave for him like it does for me (which is the norm) WHAT IS GOING ON? If it is a quirk I have to get used to, fine, if not, I don't want to make the car worse by letting it go. I have had this car since I was 16 - I am 22 now - and it has been an amazing car, I know its quirks, and I am hoping to hang on to it for awhile longer!