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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
107,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier electrical problems

electrical problem

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 152010

Cavalier 2.2V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles


ok i brought this car for 1050. i only had to put a water pump on there at firs.t it was 98000 miles when i bought it. I have been having minor problems, prices starting at 70 to 475. i really want to get rid of it but i love my cavalier.. but once i put a 1000 dollars worth of work and it acts stupid its gone every part i put on was new with warranty but my baby still wants to act crazy

- , Highland Park, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 022004

(reported on)

Cavalier Z24

  • 90,000 miles

I bought the car thinking it was a nice/perfect car for me. Three months later I had to replace the gaskets through out the whole engine, the water, and the thermostat. Now three more months later it's acting like it's going to die. I got a tune-up. The guy said it sounds like the computer stuff in the engine is going bad. That's going to cost a sh*t load!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- , Hiawatha, IA, USA

problem #1

Sep 222003

(reported on)


  • 115,000 miles

when ETS light is on, it jerks when put in gear. i will never own a chevy cavalier again.

- , Sellersburg, IN, USA

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