2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Problems

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.

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.

Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating

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.

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

What is causing car to overheat? (1 answer)

Power steering pump blew & serpentine belt broke. I replaced both but the car is overheating. I do see leaking around the head gaskets. What could be causing this?

After P0300 code car will not start-what is next step to troubleshoot problem? (1 answer)

Car starting hesitating on accelaration, engine light appeared then the car died. It will not start, chekced the battery it was low so we charged the battery and it still will not start. It cranks; wherein the alternator is turning but the engine does not engage?

Steering feels loose, lots of wiggle room??? Why? How much to fix??? (2 answers)

Just bought this cavalier for my son. The steering wheel feels loose, it can wiggle side to side, like when you are turning, a good bit before it meets resistance and turns the car. When going at a good rate of speed it is difficult to control in a turn. This is so hard to explain. I'm sorry...

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

We got this one brand new, for an economy car it has lasted us till now, I now finally had to do some big maintenance related things to it, the oil was starting to leak out and had to replace the water pump, radiator, and thermostat. ran with its original parts till now. 2015 great little economy car.
2002 Chevy Cavalier Coupe LS 2.2L SOHC, not Ecotec PROS: Will not stop running, dependable (163k). 2.2L engine bottom rock solid. Decent 30 mpg on hwy. Tight turning circle, easy to parallel park. Rides reasonably well. CONS: Car interior is cheap and not large enough for a teenager. Ditto, trunk. Various design defects: drivers window (replaced but still doesn't work), famous for bad f...
to the person that said riding lawn mower rides better ....not being rude ...but its the lawn mower causing ur bk pain sweetie... but then again you must be talking about a dif car!!!! save a horse ride a cowboy

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