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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
77,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. needed a new heater (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 052006

Cavalier S 2.0L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


I was headed to view the Stan Hywet mansion in the winter time and half way there i smelt something burning. i opened the windows to let the odor escape. after that i closed the window and turned the heater back on and i continued to smell the burning. when i got back i took it to a mechanic and they had to rip up the whole dashboard to find out what was wrong. it took very long and cost alot. they said if i had the heater on any longer it would have cought on fire. i took a look at the old heater and the plastic on the wire was burnt.

- , Parma Heights, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 312005

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Electrical harness under floor mat on drivers side caught on fire and shorted out the rear defog. Any suggestions as to why this would happen please let me know.

- , Westville, Nova Scotia, Canada

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