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Battery light on
A few different things may cause this to happen such as faulty wiring, a bad voltage regulator or inconsistent charging of the battery. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result in the alternator allowing too much...
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2001 chevy cavalier doesn't turn on.Changed starter and ignition switch. Alternator is good and battery is good. Any ideas why it
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why the vehicle may not start, and several ways to go about diagnosis. You can start by testing the power available at the starter solenoid to see if power is...
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1/4 steel fuel line to 1/4 fuel pump quick connect, can't find -4an to 1/4 fitting ANYWHERE!
Hi there. If this is an OEM fitting application, your best bet is to contact a GM dealership, as they should have the correct parts you need. If it's aftermarket, having a place like Parker Hose or a local fuel...
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I have a bolt stuck in transmission mount in my 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
Hello. This can be a very difficult repair due to the fact that the transmission is aluminum and the bolt is steel. This causes these to almost fuse together. It will usually take a lot of heat to get them...
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my 2002 cavalier is overheating and when I turn the heater on it cools instantly do you think it could be the water pump? Approx
Hi there. When you turn on the heater, a heater control valve is opened and coolant is circulated through the heater core to create heat through the vents. If the engine cools down when the heater core is opened, but...
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how do you no if you need a fuel pump or just a filter or lines replaced
A fuel pressure and volume test is the step to diagnosing a fuel pump. It requires special equipment that most people do not have. It's rare that a fuel filter will be so badly blocked that it will keep the...
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Head gasket
Hi There, Replacing a head gasket can be a very tedious job that requires the gasket to be sealed perfectly in order to create the necessary compression for the motor to fire when starting. I would suggest checking each of...
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When i try to put my vehicle into gear the shifter moves freely and will not go into any gear is a 2003 Cavalier what could that b
If you are unable to actually change gears, the possibility of damage to the linkage between the shift lever and the gearbox has to be ruled out first. The linkage might appear to move but it might not be moving...
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On a 2001 Chevy Cavalier 2.4 L DOHC do you have tocompletely remove the timing chain cover to remove valve cover?
The cover (or "housing") is not removed. You merely disconnect the timing chain housing at the camshaft housing, but do not remove it from the vehicle. There are specific torque values required on all the fasteners so be sure to...
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I was driving and stopped at a light and the engine started sputtering and dies when I press on the gas
You might have a faulty fuel pump and/or a restriction in the fuel system. I would rule that possibility in or out first. If that is not the issue, there are a whole host of components in the air induction...
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My clutch pedal is stuck to the floor. A while back I started hearing noise in my clutch when I pressed it. The car drive fine, th
Your vehicle uses a hydraulically operated clutch system. The first thing to do is check the fluid level in the master cylinder and check for leaks although leaks at the slave cylinder might not be apparent. Internal seal failures can...
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Just pumped gas, won't crank
It sounds like you may have an evaporative emissions system leak. Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes...
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CV Axle replaced but immediately inner boot comes apart again on new one.
You need to check your motor and transmission mounts to see if one or more are broken allowing the engine to move and cause the boot to come off. Once the mounts are fixed the boot can be reinstalled with...
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Why does my radiator fan not come on soon enough in my 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier
Hi there. If the fan does not come on at all by itself then there is a problem within the electrical circuit. It can be a relay or a control issue from the computer. If the fan is coming on...
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Car will crank but won't start, mechanic says the fuel pump is fine, I'm not sure why, also the battery died quickly from trying t
Hi there. If a car will crank over but will not start, it is typically due to one of two issues. First, the engine is not getting enough fuel or not the right mixture of air to fuel. Second, the...
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Yes my car didn't wanna cut on but then it cut it but my service light came on
Hi there. If by "cut on" you are referring to the car starting, there are several possible reasons why this is happening. In most cases, a hard to start problem is due to a fuel delivery or ignition system failure....
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Air fan on. Air pressure lowered than car quit.
Hi There, As you may know these codes relate to misfires (P0300 is a random misfire and P0304 is a misfire analyzer that indicates a variance between RPM's between cylinders). What this means is that there may be any number...
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2002 Chevy cavalier
The a/c compressor is most likely seized and when you turn on the a/c the compressor stops the serpentine belt from turning causing the loss of charging and burning smoke from belt. You will need to have compressor replaced and...
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02 cavalier trac light@engine replaced map sensor and ignition still on what now??
Hi there. If your trac light came on, that's typically an indicator of an issue with the traction control system having a problem; and not related to the MAP sensor or ignition system. It's probably a good idea to have...

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