1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Problems

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.

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

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

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

i have key wont turn at all

When driving my car when i let off the gas i notice a steady clicking sound that seems to follow the tire rotation. I have checked for rocks nails ect. Jacked car up checked for play in hub assembly and cv axel, brake pads are good, no rust on rotor faces, searched for loose peices, cant find a...

alternator checked good on machine on car less than 11v good battery could the starter cause problems or should I replace pos cables I did get new alt anyway bearings sounded rough and its VERY diffacult to remove and don't want to experience again Thank you for any input PS before removin...

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Recalls

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

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

nothing but problems with radiator and overheating. I only drive to and from work (6 miles each way) and have had to replace both radiator and head gasket 2x

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

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