trac off light comes on and then transmission shifts hard. When we shut the car off & then re-start it, it works fine.
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Newest reported 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier problems
Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.
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.
The turn signal switch in the steering column may fail causing the turn signals not to work on one or both sides.
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.