2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

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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If I drive my car to the office and have between 1/2 and 3/4 tank of gas, it will loose power and stall when I am climbing a 1% grade. This is after driving @ 12 mile with various grades already climbed. If I have over 3/4 tank I never have a problem. Help Please!

At the Echeck station they said because the light won't come on they can not pass my car so that I can get new tags. I went and bought a new panel cluster but the light still will not come on. I have no idea of what I should do.

My Chevy Cavalier has lost most all power. When you turn the key on there is no dash lights and car doesn't make a sound. But the headlights work when turned on. Starter has been tested.

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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 applies to bi-fuel optioned Cavalier only. Federal standards require at least two levels of instrumentation illumination and the lights are stuck at the full level, making it difficult to see objects outside of the vehicle at night. Dealers will replace the fuel type indicator switch, which includes the instrumentation illumination control.

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250,000 miles on it and it's humming like a little birdie... I'm planning on taking it way into the 300,000s. I drive a bunch, mostly back roads, about 100-200 miles a day. Has a good mpg, surprisingly - cause it's a tank. Two years after I got it (2004), a 16-wheeler rolled into it, I was told at a shop it was a goner, but fixed it for $350 replacing the radiator by a friendly mechanic. Had...

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