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5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,968 miles

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 152003

Cavalier

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,871 miles

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

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 #3

Jul 182000

(reported on)

Cavalier

  • miles
Check engine light will not turn off after four times in shop, misfiring, several knobs have fallen off, passenger window does not work, interior problems.

- Seaside, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 161999

Cavalier

  • miles
Knocking noise near trunk area, burning smell constantly, panel lights always show something wrong, ets off light blinking, tilt sticks, horn defective, don't start in warm weather, popping noise in rear side, coolant leaks, power steering hoses had to be replaced because they burned up and leaked fluid onto exhaust system, window rattles when coming down, window not aligned right air comes through on both sides, alarm doesn't work 85% of the time even with new batteries, nothing but problems since June 1, 1999.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 151996

Cavalier

  • miles
Power window misaligned in door track, window strip installed incorrectly, causing improper window operation.

- Winter Hav, FL, USA

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