2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Problems

Engine Overheating Due to Head Gasket Failure

The 2.3L 4 cylinder engine can be prone to head gasket failure. This can result in coolant loss and engine overheating.

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.

Power Window Not Working Due to Window Motor

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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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

I think I have a leak in my break line I'm trying to get as much info as I can about how much it's going to cost to replace it if need be or is there an easier fix (1 answer)

How can I reset passlock theft deterrent system (1 answer)

I put new cavalier ignition switch in now car won't start theft system warning indicator light stays on disabling fuel

How do you reset anti-theft device (1 answer)

Changed ignition switch on car now theft-deterrent system light comes on car cranks but won't turn over and headlights stay on unless I disconnect the battery.

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Recalls

Brake Lights and Turn Signals May Not Work

The brake lights and rear turn signals may stop working due to insufficient contact between the socket and bulb. Inoperative tail lamps may not communicate the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash. If both tail lamps become inoperative, the cruise control will not engage. Dealers will inspect the rear lamp bulb socket assemblies and apply grease or replace them if needed. The recall began January 18, 2005. The GM recall number 04083.

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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Reviews

Bad engine. Very expensive to fix at just 75,000 miles.
i love this car ive had it for 8 years and its been good until today it started shifting really hard and the check engine light came on.i dont know whats wrong with it
THIS CAR SUCKS!! do not buy i cant tell u how many problems ive had with this car. The brakes are absoultey horrible and the electrictal just as bad. My car only has 29,000 miles on it and the brakes were replaced last year and are already making loud noises and grinding sounds. The odomoter light and cluster panal lights are either burnt out or dim and this car has no insulation at all every s...

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