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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,000 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 282005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,000 miles


The contact stated she there was a crack in gas tank. If the contact filled the tank 3/4 full the tank leaked. The mechanic said it was a crack in the top of the tank. She noticed this a while back. She always kept tank full. But when gas prices went up excessively she could not afford to fill it up. When gas prices went down, the contact filled it up again, and that was when the tank started to leak. Had not hit anything that would have caused a crack.

- Littleton, MA, USA

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