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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier is between $326 and $398 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$362
Annual Repair Cost
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Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.
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.
The serpentine belt tensioner can fail; it may become noisy and/or the belt may jump off. Replacement of the failed tensioner will be necessary.
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Overall (4 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
September 19, 2011
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
I bought my car in 05 with 138,000 miles on it. replaced the clutch, two sets of tires and some marker lights. minor electrical issues with the daytime running lamps and high beams due to corrosion...
August 18, 2011
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
Love this cute little booger of a car, leant it out when I got somethin more accomodating to four kids. Person who borrowed it blew the 2.4L 4cyl (OHC) because he failed to repair the oil small ...
August 27, 2010
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
Great car. Have had to replace a few items but she has 118,000 miles on her what do u expect? But i guess this was to good of a car for Cheve to keep makeing. They did the same thing with the Cheve...