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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,717 miles

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier clutch problems

clutch problem

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 291999

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 18,868 miles


This E-mail is in regards to my 1998 Cavalier rs. This car has been nothing but trouble since I bought it on June 29, 1998. Just 14 months after I purchased the car, the clutch goes out. Then it goes out four times thereafter. A total of five times my clutch has went out. The reason I purchased a brand new automobile was for the dependency of the Chevrolet product. I was mistaken in my thinking obviously. That dates of having to replace the clutch master cylinder are as follows: 08/29/99, 04/05/01, 08/09/01, 10/17/01, 06/26/03. I understand things go wrong with vehicles, but five times on the same problem. (no the clutch is not being ridden.) thankfully I have reimbursment towing on my insurance, considering I was miles away from a Chevrolet dealership. Also, the engine light came on July 20, 1999 (13 months after I bought the car). My receipt states all the cylynders were misfiring. On November 21, 2001 my catatylic converter had to be replaced. (don't ever go on a trip in this car!) all the work stated above was done by Chevrolet dealerships. The car is paid for now and they received all of their money out of me. I just hope this doesn't happen to someone else. (the car was in my grandmother's name, mary H. decker 3416 St ann St owensboro, ky 42303. It is now in the process of changing the name on the title.)

- Calhoun, KY, USA

problem #3

Apr 042001

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Clutch went out at approximately 40,000 miles. Tranmission synchronizers also went out at the same time. Dealer refused to rectify problem under extended warranty because the extended warranty I have does not cover transmissions. I was not offered any extended warranty choices when I purchased the vehicle. I was just asked if I would like to purchase one. I paid a lot of money for an extended warranty that I have used 1 time for a faulty fuel pump. Meanwhile, I have had a new clutch put in ($650), but have been unable to have the transmission repaired yet so my current clutch is bad as well due to the synchronizers being faulty. So now I have to pay for another new clutch and a new tranny!

- Morton, IL, USA

problem #2

Jul 141998


  • miles
There has been one thing wrong after the other ever since I bought this car and I believe it a piece of crap but I guess that I am stuck up it since Chevrolet declined my buyback request.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 141998


  • miles
Cluch assemblies failed.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

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