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Crankshaft bearings
Hi There, It sounds like you may have two options. You ca either use oversize bearings to make up the difference until you can replace the crank entirely or you can have the crank cut down and use the proper...
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My steering wheel will only go into a upright position and lock it won't go back down. Do you think this is the faulty way GM stee
Hi there. On your 2002 Cavalier, there are multiple components that must all work together to allow the tilt function to work correctly. The most common component that becomes damaged and only allows upward tilting is the pivoting section as...
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Car will start but not turn over
Hi There, Depending on whether or not the vehicle will turn over will determine what the next step should be. If the engine does not turn over, I would recommend checking all connections related to the battery and check to...
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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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Vent Valve Solenoid
Hi There, It sounds like you may have another issue aside from the fuel cap. The other possibility may be that the vent valve solenoid may not be working properly, which is very common. The most common problem with the...
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Whats wrong if my car went up to the h for over heat then went back to c then back to h over heated cut off while i was driving
Hi there. If you noticed the thermostat on the dashboard is going from cold to hot, it is possible that the thermostat on the radiator is not opening when it is supposed; which can cause an overheating problem. However, it...
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Coolant leaking and overheating, car also shut off on me.. could it be my water pump?
The coolant leak could be coming from the water pump weep hole (indicates that the seal is bad), a coolant hose that is split or loose on the clamps, a split radiator, or the radiator could be plugged up causing...
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Need to get my car that's been sitting for 2 years legal.
Buy a brand new battery that is fully charged prior to installation so that you do not needlessly load the alternator. Change the engine oil and filter. Ideally (but this is optional), you should pressurize the oil system prior to...
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Automatic transmission - Why would shifter cable break? The car was transported from Florida to CT and was hardly driven.
Some towing companies will remove the shifter cable to the transmission to prevent anyone from stealing the vehicle on the rig when the rig is parked overnight. This includes removing the battery cables as well. It is not likely to...
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Power steering pump
Below, I have outlined the basic procedure for you in numbered steps. You must have safety glasses, a calibrated torque wrench, belt tension measurement tool, and appropriate bleeding equipment to remove and replace the pump. If you do not have...
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I was fixing 2000 Chevy cavalier..i replaced fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel pressure regulator , n today i replaced fuel injectors.
It sounds like the fuel pump is either not getting power, or maybe not getting a signal to power up. The engine control unit (ecu) looks for signals from both the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors when you are cranking...
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Where is the TCC Solenoid location on a 97 cavalier?
The TCC solenoid location is in the front of the transmission on the top of the valve body (brain of the transmission) in the side pan. If you need further assistance with your TCC solenoid location or replacement, then seek...
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My car battery is dead but the brake light on dashboard is on
Hello and thanks for writing in. Often times many dash lights will illuminate when the battery is dead, indicating that a particular system (in this case the braking system) does not have the proper voltage to it. This is inherently...
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Cranks but no start
To install the timing chain in the correct position you have to align the crankshaft sprocket timing mark with the tab on the timing chain tensioner. Align the camshaft sprocket timing mark with the tab on the timing chain tensioner....
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Fuel pump has no power to it.
Try checking for power to the fuse on both sides of the fuse terminals. If both sides of the fuse are registering a voltage, then remove the fuel pump relay and check to see if there is a voltage to...
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How to manually trigger limp mode on my 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Hello. On your vehicle there is no limp mode trigger that is used for diagnostics. On some newer vehicles this is something that is part of the diagnostic process but not on a 2002. The only way to fully read...
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My cars sounds like a lawn mower when driving and when I checked the oil it had white stuff in it. What could it be?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Judging by the sound of the engine, you likely have a fuel or air leak that is modifying how the engine is running. This may be on the intake side, or the exhaust. A...
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I'm having a problem with my 2001 cavalier ever since my idler pulley went my car won't start at all.
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you did not properly route the belt on your pulleys then you may have these and similar issues. If there were issues getting the belt on, or if it was too easy, the...
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My steering wheel in my 2004 chevy cavalier is tight and stiff
Make sure that your tires are not under inflated in the front. If there is adequate power steering fluid and the belt driving the pump pulley is properly tensioned, the output pressure of the pump should be measured. If the...
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We are not getting any spark from the coil pack and it still wont crank what could be the problem?
Hi there. Unfortunately, we are not quite clear as to what your engine is NOT doing. If the engine will not crank over, this is a starter issue and has nothing to do with ignition timing or spark. If the...

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