2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
The turn signal switch in the steering column may fail causing the turn signals not to work on one or both sides.
The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail, causing an engine misfire, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Diagnoses will be required to determine the cause and needed repair.
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 timing chain tensioner and guides are prone to wear and may develop an abnormal noise, requiring replacement.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.
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.
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.
It is very common for the high pressure power steering rubber hoses to leak. Our technicians recommend replacing leaky rubber hoses to prevent the loss of power steering.