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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
196,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier brakes problems

brakes problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 152014

Cavalier LS 2.4L Twin Cam

  • Automatic transmission
  • 196,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Had rear brakes completely overhauled 1 -1/2 years ago (Fall of 2012). New drums, shoes & hardware. Worked great until around May 2014. At that time I had the front struts replaced. The problem started at about that time.

I had the brakes checked and was told all they needed was adjusting. Worked good for about a week, then took to another shop and they said the same thing and said all it needed was adjusting. Again worked good for another week then back to the same problem. Took it back and they could find nothing wrong and said they adjusted them again. Worked good for another week and then started up again. When you put the brakes on you can hear a grinding like metal on metal and some times locks up and then releases like anti-locks would do if trying to stop on a slick surface. WHAT IS GOING ON!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Lincoln, NE, USA

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