1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

1999 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.

Serpentine Belt Tensioner May Fail

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.

Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations

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.

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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

MY CAVALIER I'VE HAD FOR BOUT 6 MONTHS. BEEN RUNNING FINE. THIS MORNING I DROVE TO STORE THEN TO MY MOMS HOUSE RAN FINE. TURNED IT OFF THEN BOUT 30 MINS LATER ,GETTING REDY TO LEAVE AND DOESNT WANT TO START ANYMORE. (1 answer)

ITS CLICKS OVER BUT DOESNT START, MAKES A FAN KIND OF NOISE. ALL LIGHT COME ON ... CLICKS OVER .... DOESNT START... JUST MAKES A FAN KIND OF NOISE

This whinning or humming noise seems like its comeing from the front and back (1 answer)

started over the summer going back and forth from ky to ohio, when it would get hot then it stopped now its back just as soon as I start it and will not stop, but its not over heating but the fan does not work, thought Id throw that in there., if I stand by the rear on the driver side it sounds ...

How to change timing chain (1 answer)

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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Recalls

Recall 04V036000
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 99V218000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES DO NOT COMPLY WITH REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 101, "CONTROL LOCATION, IDENTIFICATION, AND ILLUMINATION." THE INSTRUMENT PANEL BACKLIGHTING MAY NOT FUNCTION AFTER ADJUSTING THE INTERIOR LIGHT INTENSITY.

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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

At around 100k struts were bad. By 124K, lots of issues. Battery, brakes, starter, alternator, tires...AC still works, though! Only AM radio. ? Power locks bad, too. Only small engine oil leak, though. Trans ok. Made it from lower Michigan to upper Kentucky okay just a month ago. Whining getting worse. Two different repair shops say it is the power steering beginning to go. Running b...
I have the Z24 convertible model. After spending considerable amount of time gathering parts for this POS I have determined the average lifespan on these is about 140K. Any repair that you need to do on these (and there will be many), is overly complicated and messy. Parts will cost between 8-10 times as much as they should because of replacing standard items with proprietary crap for no reason...
Overall best used car with just minor issues (knock on wood)

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