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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012001


  • miles


Approxiamately 2 months into owning the vehicle the problems started. First the seat belt covers snapped off, I've had to have the steering stabilizers replaced 3 times already, the air conditioner which is rarely used failed at about 55-60,000 miles, the battery busted and leaked on the entire right side under hood, the jack was warped, the gas guage reads incorrectly, the sunroof stopped working after 30000 miles, dash rattles, glove box will not stay closed, pass seat gets stuck when you move it forward, the gas pedal gets stuck and you have to apply more force than usual to get it moving, drivers door does not close all the way, more air than normal comes into vehicle, thermostat failed at 30000 miles, installed sidewinder 6500 car alarm which failed to operate after the battery busted, plus numerous other problems not mentioned here.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 212001


  • miles
Ever since we've bought this vehicle there's been nothing but problems. While backing out of the driveway it will stall out and shut off. In Feb of 2000 the spark plugs needed to be replaced. The gas gauge flucuates. It will show 1/4 tank of gas left and ten minutes later the check gas light comes on and the gauge drops. Some kind of electrical wire on the front drivers side went bad. The driver's side door won't shut any more, the latch needs to be replaced. It's like every 3 ot 4 months something wither minor or significant goes wrong with it and persoanlly I am sick of it. I believe that my car is a lemon and I want to do something about it.

- Gwinn, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 011998


  • miles
Gas gauge varies by an 1/8 to 1/4 at random.

- Montville, NJ, USA

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