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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012005


  • miles


Consumers fuel line leaked and was repaired. A few days late it developed another pin hole leak. The consumer smelled fuel while driving. He later discovered that the return fuel line running down the side of the driver's side of the car was leaking onto the muffler. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer where it was temporarily fixed. About a month later the fule line rnning up the passenger side of the vehicle developed a pin hole leak.

- Saugerties, NY, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Dec 101998


  • miles
Car stutters, then powers down to 10-15 mph, then ets & engine check lights come on. Repeated trips to mechanic and dealer show nothing wrong. Latest was clogged fuel filter. Dlr chge'd. problem repeated within 24 hours of pick up from dlr. Will drive normal w/ lights on. Has had intermittent problems assoc. W/ a crash after the first incident of lights on failure.

- Naples, FL, USA

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