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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.

Brakes -- Verified

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

Drive Train -- Verified

The rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this concern.

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, October 19, 1995

Summary: THE ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE COULD HAVE BEEN KINKED DURING ASSEMBLY CAUSING HIGH ACCELERATOR PEDAL EFFORT, STICKING ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE, OR A BROKEN ACCELERATOR CONTROL CABLE.

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Electrical & Lights, March 27, 2002

Summary: 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.

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Electrical & Lights, January 30, 1997

Summary: THE FRONT AND/OR REAR HAZARD WARNING LAMPS (FOUR-WAY FLASHERS) DO NOT FLASH WHEN THE HAZARD SWITCH IS ACTIVATED. THIS FAILS TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

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Electrical & Lights, February 28, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR THE INTERIOR LAMPS TO COME ON UNEXPECTEDLY WHILE THE VEHICLES ARE BEING DRIVEN. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 101, "CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS."

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Suspension & Steering, December 28, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. ONE OF THE REAR SUSPENSION TRAILING ARM BOLTS CAN FATIGUE AND BREAK.

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Questions and Answers

wheelerswifey, 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Burbank, CA

i know i need to replace the orings i also wanted to know if you could tell me what the name of the part is so i may order i have a small gas leak, is it a gasket? also i am leaking transmission fl...

Delilah98, 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Battle Creek, MI

Have high beams and running lights but no dims or DRL.. have checked everything? Can't find the locations of the above... please help... Thanks

fiesty24, 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Dennison, OH

it will run good then just start to hesitate like im running out of gas and die even though i have plenty gas. the car just got the head gasket redone (head was plained) we changed fuel filter and ...

ahmeepro, 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Newport News, VA

Need a step by step instructions on replacing plug wires on the cavalier. How do you access the wires on the opposite on the engine?

lworlton, 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier, Rexburg, ID

When my car is idiling it makes a strange gurgling noise that just started about a week ago. its on the drivers side rear opposite the gas. I haven't been able to find any source giving me a c...

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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 winters in PA...

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?.

I got mine around 2001. It has 175k+ miles on it. I replaced the clutch once. Everything has worked perfectly for me except the radiator. I have had problems with it overheating. The radiator hose blew once and was replaced like a year ago. Now I'm having another problem with the radiator. I'm hoping its just the radiator cap and I can keep running this thing into the ground. If not, then it may be time to say goodbye to it.

I had a 1984 and put 483,000 miles on it. Floor went through before car died.

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