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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 011999

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Ets and check engine lift on all the time. From the time that I purchased the car these two lights remained on. The car would lose power while I was driving causing me to be left in the middle of intersections and traffic. I took the car back for repairs numerous times to the dealer and the seller and to various car repair places. But, no one was able to find the problem and repair it. A few years ago - I took my car for repairs to another chevorlet dealer and they told me that it was the catalytic converter. And that it would be cheaper to have it replaced tby someone other than a dealer. So, I took my car muffler repair and had it replaced (at a very expensive cost). The lights did not go off after the repair. I was told they had to be re set which they could not do. So, I took it to a car repair place and had the lights reset. It seemed to fix the problem. Now, a year or so has gone by and the lights came back on. A few months later the car started to lose power again and I took it back to the muffler shop - they could find no problem. Again I took it to a repair place and had the lights reset. At this time the lights have remain off, but the car still loses power off and on.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 161998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The transmission cable runs against the catalytic converter. The catalatic converter got hot and caused the transmission cable to melt. The dealer will be notified.

- Columbia, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 101998

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Front brake rotors/engine/muffler/converter/seat/horn/power steering hose and wheel bearings failed.

- Sarah Ann, WV, USA

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