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9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$799.00
Average Mileage:
132,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace head (2 reports)
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012006

Cavalier 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 186,000 miles

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

Being female I feel I got screwed on this one. I got an beater that was filthy and smelled terrible while the Chevy dealer took a week to fix it. I guess they did not realize I am already a Ford girl! I will not be purchasing another Chevrolet when my car dies. This one just happened to be all I could afford when my last car died.

- , Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 062001

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • 78,000 miles

In April of 2000, when the car was only 4 years old, the timing chain broke for the first time, when it did it cracked the head causing the repairs to be over $600.

- , Noblesville, IN, USA

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