1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
$
946
to $
2,354
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
$
503
to $
769
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
$
583
to $
731
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
$
276
to $
1,189
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
$
514
to $
1,207

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Problems

Turn Signal Switch May Fail and Cause Signals Not To Work

The turn signal switch in the steering column may fail causing the turn signals not to work on one or both sides.

Check Engine Light and Misfire Due to Ignition Module/Coil Failure

The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail, causing an engine misfire, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Diagnoses will be required to determine the cause and needed repair.

Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating

A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

First thought battery or starter now car won't start can't turn belt by hand (1 answer)

When try to start car shakes I think one of the pulley wheels have locked up.any thoughts would be helpful

spark plug wiring diagram (1 answer)

changed wires - must have mixed them up

Adjustment of brake pedal (1 answer)

Need brake pedal adjustment, cost of repair

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Recalls

Recall 02V286000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES AND MINI VANS HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE AND SOME OTHER RETAINERS USED IN VEHICLES ASSEMBLED BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 1996 AND OCTOBER 31, 1997, COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL ...
Recall 02V070000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS.
Recall 98V319000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ONE OF THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM BOLTS CAN FATIGUE AND BREAK.

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

I bought my 1996 cavalier brand new....i have 225545 miles on it..it uses no oil...it runs like a gem...i plan on running it until the wheels fall off...it is great on gas...i hope to get to 300,000 miles on it....i wish they still made them...because when this one is finally done....i would buy another one...it is starating to rust, but i have driven it every winter and they have been rough wi...
i have a 1996 and i got it about 2 years a go i have i think like 183k miles on it and i had to put a new gas tank and lines in it, new exhaust, also i had to replace that break lines ,new tires but all in all it is a good car to have and if your E- brake works then it is a fun car... haha
What , does it when your oil light stay on?.

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