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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

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2000 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.

2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, March 1, 2004

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, September 14, 2000

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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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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Questions and Answers

velman, 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, Kingsville, TX

My car will not start even if I have half a tank of gas. if I add gas, it still won't start, I have to fill it up completely for it to start again. In other words, I'm filling up after ...

Pamski, 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Lansing, MI

I'm usually able to do my own repairs, but I can NOT figure out how to get the cover off of the air filter so I can put a new one in. I just had the fuel pump replaced but it still runs rough...

KMR, 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Franklin, PA

Got my head gasket repaired 6 1/2 months ago. Was told that the bolts were not recommended to be replaced; therefore they weren't. The head gasket is blown again. In the interim, there has bee...

eat, 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Alvin, TX

My Cavalier just had timing belt replaced, along with timing belt tensioner, and water pump. I was leaving work, then car started idling rough and lacked power, I barely got it home. The only othe...

Jamarkus, 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Los Angeles, CA

Thought I was leaking oil, so I tightened the hoses. Turns out the cylinder fluid was leaking big time and I never checked it out. Now it seems like the slave cylinder is done for (clutch falls t...

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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

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 to replace a starter at around 220,000 miles, paid $50 for a used one and it has served me well so far.. Other than that, no problems at all. Very very reliable, I will most likely stick to Chevy for my next vehicle (the Volt makes me salivate)...

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