2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 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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car will start turn key off will not start after a few minutes will start again

when car is parked i smell gas in the front of the car when not running

it usually revvs out of control whenever it idles, but this is the first time it's ever become dangerous ... jerked my car forward an into the vehicle in front of me

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Almost 200,000 mi and still runs great. Replaced, struts, gas pump. Fuel and gas gauge quit at 100,000 miles. Now odometer stopped working. Finally latch on trunk rusted away, and rocker panels are falling off. The car keeps running like new. Too bad the body is falling apart.

2005 Cavilier with 185,000. No problems so far except for a sqeeky clutch pedel. Fixed it by taking a can of WD 40 with the extension tube and giving a few blasts under the dash on to the clutch pedel spring and the noise went away. Easy fix, but it drove me crazy for a year. Come to think of it, I did have an issue with a weak throttle body spring that caused my gas pedel to go to the floor...

I'M IN LOVE. First car ever, and I make sure to treat it like it was a Ferrari. I have learned not to blame the car but to blame the parts they have used in creating this vehicle (Done to keep it so cheap, I assume.) Don't ever buy the same parts that fail out on this car and you will have had zero issues with the same thing failing again. I've had to replace so far: Ignition coil, both window ...

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