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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,000 miles

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 062005

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles


Head gasket replaced @27000 miles, fuel pump @ 30000 and again at 96000 miles. Brakes replaced 2X a year for 5 years. Driver's side door doesn't seal properly. Fan only works on speed 3 or 4.

- Dover, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 011999


  • miles
Horn: Has never worked from the time the car was received. Have had the dealer fix it 3 times but it still doesn't work. Heater fan: Failed during the winter of 1997. Past warranty period?? have not gotten it fixed yet. Engine problem: Stalls intermittently while driving after the car has warmed up, especially when coming to a stop. Will hesitate and jerk while driving it. Have replaced: Spark plug wires, plugs, fuel filter, fuel pump and have had the catalytic converter checked. Problem is not resolved. Unable to drive it more than 2 miles. Ignition: Key would not turn in ignition/ replaced by dealer X 3.

- Redford Twp., MI, USA

problem #2

Mar 011997


  • miles
When driving at any speed vehicle stalls and cuts off without prior warning. Fuel pump had been replaced twice, and parts within the transmission have also been replaced. But vehicle continues to stall.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #1

Sep 091997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle continually hesitating/stalling, replacement of faulty fuel pump and pressure regulator did not rectify engine stalling. Mjs

- Eagle, CO, USA

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