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What is the likely cause of a cruise control system not activating?

For the past 2 months, the door latch on my drivers door will not catch. At first I could keep closing door repeatedly and it would finally latch. Now it wont latch at all and I have to hold it when I drive. I am afraid the passenger door is about ot start doing the same thing!

car will not start but will crank over


the car overheats after a few miles of driving i've changed the termostat and it still overheats

how do i change my own waterpump

Parked the car and wanted to straighten it out. Went to put the car in reverse and it died. Tried to start the car and it won't start and it won't shift into another gear. Can't get the key out either.

ive been told that my rack and pinion is leaking, about how long will a car last with it leaking

My car was fine, started right up. I drove to school, listened to my CD player, then turned my car off. I came back from class, and NOTHING. My battery is good (had it checked), and it clicks, but that's it. I need HELP! I need to get to school everyday.

The A/C still works, but when I put the control on circu;ating, it makes a cliking noise.

Car parked for 3 years. need to know if all hoses, gaskets and seals need to be replaced. Will replace the tires of course. I need this car drivable quickly because my current car needs a new motor and is out of commission. car ran great before it had to be parked due to a blown seal.

the car seems to be running at higher RPM's than usual, wht could be causing this?

if the fuel fliter is clogged when that stop the gas flow

My headlights don't work and only one of my hi-beams work.

first time,did'nt know this until i rear ended another car.

speed odometer, temperature and rpm gauges not working

where is the oil sending unit? how do I change it?

in the past 4 months i have through 3 batteries, and now my third battery is dead. Why is my car draning completely new batteries??

my serpentine belt broke and woundering how much

does it matter with the changing from summer to winter whether the temperature will change for the car to run

My car has a very rough idle and when i'm driving it shuts off. I start it by pressing really hard on the gas peddle and no sooner i start it it shuts off again.

The cooling fan works with the air conditiong on but not when its off.

Why wont my car move when i put it in gear???

The low beams and driving lights in the car work, but the high beams do not. Tried replacing bulbs with no new ones but still did not work. Also checked the fuses. If it is the relay, how would I know this, where is the location of the high beam relay. Is there a way of telling if it is bad

My 2001 chevy cavalier windsheild wipers stop working completely. I have already purchased a new windshield wiper motor and switch. The problem still exists. I don't have a blown fuse. What could it be?

my chevy cavalier 2000 has a transmission issue everytime I am pressing the accelerator to take a hill for example. What is the cause of that ?

My full gauge is always reading full, even when the tank is empty.How can I fix this?


How do I change out the lifters. I have a lifter knocking and had a mechanic verify that it was a lifter. The rocker arm has alot of play in it

I recently replaced the radiator in my 96' Chevy Cavalier. The mechanic said that the cooling fan was not broken and that it possibly was a fuse or the relay. They do not do electrical work and said it was easy enough to fix myself. I checked the fuse and it was still working, I also replaced the relay but the fan still does not seem to be working. The vehicle will heat up when idling for a few minutes, but obviously cools down when driven. Is there anything else I can do, or does the fan actually need to be replaced? Also, the thermostat has been replace within the past year as well as the radiator hose.