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9.3

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
142,433 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 292008

Cavalier 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,500 miles

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

I know I've had more problems starting my car then what I sent in, but I cant remember the dates of them all, but this one just happened last Sunday. I went swimming to a place thats about 20 mins away (the other place for the classes was too, I wonder if that has anything to do with it?) and it was parked for several hours. Again, it wouldn't start for a bit, but it finally did. I wonder if it has to do with the recall that effects the wiring harness near the steering column/ignition?

- , Plainfield, CT, USA

problem #5

Sep 182007

Cavalier 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,600 miles

Still taking those classes, and my car still decides it wants to act up, only after these classes!

- , Plainfield, CT, USA

problem #4

Sep 142007

Cavalier 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,500 miles

I was in a really bad section of town talking classes for a few weeks. The kind of place you don't want to have your car not working. I tried starting my car several times, it sounded like it was trying to start, but it wouldn't. I never held the key longer than 3 seconds or so (I heard thats bad ?) and usually it would turn over by then. I took the key out and waited (aka: prayed). I tried a few more times until finally it started, but it sounded really weird, like it was still not completely started (the engine sounded slow), and the whole car shook slowly with the engine for about 5 seconds, then it sounded normal and stopped shaking.

- , Plainfield, CT, USA

problem #3

May 092008

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

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

the car just wont start it has power but will not turn over. this has happen before but after a couple of days it just started working.

- , Henderson, NV, USA

problem #2

Oct 242006

(reported on)

Cavalier 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

Replaced the PCM, Cluster, and still having the same problem

- , Tucson`, AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 282003

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • 120,000 miles

The engine starts every once in a while but dies right a away when it does. When it doesn't start, it makes a clicking noise. What can be wrong with my car?

- , New Lenox, IL, USA

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