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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier steering problems

steering problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 172003


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NHTSA#02-V-286-000 certain passenger vehicles and mini vans have lower pinion bearings in the power rack and pinion assembly in which the retainer tabs were not crimped properly. These and some other retainers used in vehicles assembled between January 1, 1996 and October 31, 1997, could fail and permit the ball bearings to escape. Consumer states has the same problem.

- Tyler, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 032001


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The steering started very gradually and we did not know what was wrong. It got so bad before we had to repair it that you could not steer at all to the left. When I approached the dealership and asked them to help with the cost of the repair they said know. After the repair wa completed I talked ot the mechanic at the dealership that performed the repair and he indicated that he replaces this on a lot of GM vehicles including Cavaliers. I am requesting that GM be made aware of this serious problem and put a campaign together to repair any vehicle including my own with parts and labor costs.

- Tyler, TX, USA

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