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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,218 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier suspension problems

suspension problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 252008

Cavalier

  • 112,000 miles

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

I have a 1996 Chevy Cavalier that was driving down the road when the steering went haywire. When it was checked by a shop it was found to be caused by a rusted out subframe. This car has 112K on it with very minimal rusting ie around the gas cap.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 152003

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,871 miles
Driving down the road, motor stops running and I lost all power both steering and electrical. Got it to the side of the road. Waited 2 minutes and started it back up it was fine. Only did this 2 times within a week period. Engine idle rough since I purchased it in 1998. Took it in and they said they could not find anything. Came back several times they essentially said thay could do nothing thats just how they run. Motor surges and lags after start up. Regardless of temperature. Push pedal motor bogs down and then it will take off. Replaced almost every sensor under the hood problem is still present. Battery took a dump at almost 4 years. Engine spun #3 and #4 bearings on a cold start up. They advised me that I needed a water pump at the same time.pass power window was always slow. Replaced approx mid 2002 rear suspension clunks and sounds like it has lumber in the trunk. Wheel studs snap easily as I have replace approximately 10. Rear brakes drag and grab even after replacement. Front brakes wear excessively. Rubber muffler hanger wears out. Replaced 2 times.

- Broken Arrow, OK, USA

problem #2

Apr 012003

Cavalier

  • 73,000 miles
The vehicle pulled to the left and the steering wheel was not aligned.

- Quinton, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 071999

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Suspension system continually makes noise.

- Oregon, OH, USA

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