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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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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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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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