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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
147,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace both purge valves (1 reports)
  3. replace throttle positioning sensor and idle air control (1 reports)
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 112011

Cavalier LS 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 227,000 miles


i really enjoy working on cars and trucks but this one kicked my butt.

- , Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #2

Aug 192008

Cavalier SS 2.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 115,000 miles

Car stalled usually when i come to a stop doesn't matter if its hot or cold it was just like something was choking it. Also when I filled up on gas every time I had to crank for a long time and pump the gas to get it started.

- , Ashland, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 082007

(reported on)

Cavalier Z24

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Car dies when i give it gas... Can't drive it obviously! Dealership wanted to charge like $900 for spark plugs and fuel filter, did it myself for under $30 but the problem must be something more severe. Looking for help!

- , Indianapolis, IN, USA

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