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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,580 miles

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 032006

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,580 miles


I started my car in the am and noticed my trac light was on(knowing it is not suppose to be on unless I am in 1st or 2nd gear. Then I smelled burning electrical. Took it to the Chevy garage and found out my engine coolant fan internally shorted, they replaced the fan motor, a sensor an element and a fuse kit. At a substantial cost. I was without my car for 3 days and had to rent a vehicle to get back and forth to my job and home.

- Bend, OR, USA

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