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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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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 RPMs are jumping when stopped then AC blows cold till I slow down or stop then it blows warm.
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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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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Faint white smoke coming from rear, right side of engine on passenger side. Car is not over heating.
Hi there. There are a few possible sources of this smoke issue ranging from a small exhaust leak to a minor oil leak or fluid leak that is dripping on the exhaust manifold. It would be a good idea to...
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Just replaced my fuel filter and pump after my car stalled and wouldn't start. Stalled right after gettin it. I have more detail
Check for diagnostic trouble codes. If no codes have been stored, you can consider the typical causes for immediate stalling which are a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty engine coolant temperature switch/sensor (typically at cold start only), faulty camshaft or...
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Timing Chain
Hi There, The Chevy Cavalier has a timing chain. If the clinking sound you heard was in fact the timing chain, there is a good chance it may have snapped or potentially come off the timing gear, which could have...
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Hello, I drive a 2005 Chevy Cavalier. I put the car into reverse leaving my home. I attempted to put into drive and it was stuck i
The transmission shift cable or linkage may have failed. The reason you can't restart is if that cable failed you might be stuck in a position where the neutral start (safety) switch is in a position that prevents starter operation....
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My car is stuck in park can't get into drive had to leave car at work what can I do
Hi There, This may be caused by a bad shift interlock solenoid, a bad shift cable or possibly a failed brake light switch. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to take a look at...

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