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Trouble shifting
Hi there. Over time, the components that connect the shifter to the gearbox will wear out and eventually break. A certified technicians would be able to remove the gear box to inspect the linkage and replace anything that has been...
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Transmission not shifting into gear.
From the sound of your description, I would say your assumption of the problem with your Chevrolet Cavalier is correct! This sounds like you are indeed experiencing a broken shifter cable. Broken shifter cables fail due to years of use....
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The CAR does not crank or start
Your are correct in beginning with the battery, but unfortunately in this case it didn't fix your problem. In the future I recommend having the battery thoroughly tested before replacing it. At least now you know you have a good...
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Speedometer not working
The speedometer receives a signal from the vehicle's speed sensor. A malfunctioning speedometer is often connected to some malfunction with this sensor, or the vehicle computer. Have a mechanic, like the experts housed here at YourMechanic, inspect these systems for...
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Oil in coolant
First, you have to determine if it is engine oil or transmission fluid. If you have an automatic transmission, then there is a heat exchanger in your radiator. Transmission fluid runs there in two hoses. If it cracks, you will...
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Knocking noise from under the hood
Hi, thanks for writing in. There are many possible sources of the knocking noise you hear, especially with the advanced mileage on your vehicle. Most likely are worn connecting rod and crankshaft main bearings (will knock worse if you rev...
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Headlight not working properly
Hello. It does seem that you have several issues here. First, get your headlights aligned properly, but have a qualified technician investigate the electrical issue; some could be related to accident damage, poor or missing ground wires, or items that...
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Gas not getting to the engine
An easy way to test for a failed fuel pump is to have a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, spray a little bit of starting fluid into the vehicles intake and try to start it again. If this starts...
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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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Car starts and then dies
Symptoms like this can be caused by a number of things. Low fuel pressure, no spark, an engaged theft deterrent system are all examples of things that can cause symptoms similar to what you are describing. I would suggest seeking...
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Car starts and then dies
Hello. If I am not mistaken, that vehicle does not use a carburetor for the fuel system, that does not really matter though. If your vehicle is only starting when you add some sort of fuel, and not on it's...
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Car overheated
If your radiator is leaking then that will cause your car to overheat. The coolant system is pressurized so if it can not hold pressure then the coolant will begin to boil in the engine causing it to overheat. It...
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Car not shifting into gear
Whether your vehicle's transmission is automatic or manual will change the diagnosis a bit. Both types of transmissions use a linkage system to connect the shifter to the transmission under the hood. Any binding or broken mechanical connection will cause...
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Car leaking antifreeze
It is possible that the leak is coming from a hose; depending on which hose or water outlet the hose is connected to, this could be a relatively simple repair. However, the cooling system should be pressure-tested to verify the...
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I live in Florida and last week it was forecast to have freezing temps for a week or so...Anyways,I could not afford the antifr
If you are running straight water in your cooling system then you are taking the chance the water will freeze in the motor and cause damage to the engine and cooling system.
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My radiator is froze and I'm going to take it to a friend's heated garage in the morning. Any advice on what to and not to do?
Hi Chris. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few things that I would recommend. First, it would be better to NOT start the vehicle until the fluids have been fully melted. If the engine isn't able to flow...
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My ignition is broken and theft system is causing it not to go in gear
You will need to have the damage to the shift mechanism checked to see what is damaged and have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic check and repair it for you.
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Hello I have a Chevy cavalier 2.2 L and I have a gas leak from my fuel filter to my fuel pump Line I have changed my Oring
Hi Devonte. Thanks for the question tonight. In most cases, when an O-ring is suspected of being the source of a fuel leak, it's replaced but the leak exists still there are three reasons why. First, the o-ring may have...
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Overheating and battery draining.
Go look again under the hood and be sure that the serpentine belt is intact. It could be as simple as that since the belt drives the water pump and the alternator. As for the water, using water in the...
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it won't start unless I major pump gas. Check engine light on now. Smell/see small oil or gas leak in engine by carb. runs fine
Your engine is fuel injected, so there is no carburetor. Pressing the accelerator pedal is not normally required to start a fuel injected vehicle. However, if you have noticed that holding the pedal to the floor while you are cranking...

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