2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

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I drove my car around town, doing chores for about an hour and a half I tried to reverse back into my parking space to unload py groceries and every gear I owned just stopped working.
started driving, Service engine came on along with ABS and Trac Off light, on dash. pull over, turn car off/on. all lights came back on. Trac off light has come before( 6 months) but when away.. can runs good with lights on, brakes ok????No leaks, sounds are normal....
parked the car on a steep hill got back in and brakes only worked when pressed really hard and not alot of stopping power no assistance at all drove home replaced 2 small brake lines in rear and brake booster bled them the best I could got a lot of air outand brakes worked pretty good still felt like a tiny bit of air but worked rest that day then the next morning felt spongy again granite I'm unable to bleed the rear left wheel due to snapping the bleeder valve could that affect the bleeding process or could I force it all the way through to the rear right to expelled the air .just don't understand why it worked pretty good not 100% but next day went to a lot worse again I also did cycle the abs to get any air out of it via an abs stop on gravel
03 cavalier was running good stopped at the store and water blew from back of motor and now it won't start at all any clue..
cross member bar is rusting out
if timing chain tensioner is not deactivated when put back in will it cause chain to jump time?
After i turn off the car the engine is making a loud noise still which has never happened before.
I have tried to hook up a harness for an after stock radio but there is no power. So far the only wire i can not find on the factory is the ignition power wire.
Happens when my car is stopped.
My car has both a power port and a lighter port the power port should stay on but the lighter should turn off when i open the door, It doesn't this keeps my dashcam running 24x7 if I dont unplug it.
I changed my own oil but the service light keeps flashing thinking the oil needs to be changed
The brakes work fine its just the light randomly flashes
When I hook up my OBDII it reads as I said that there is some kind of evap system error. I already replace the gas cap which removed the original trouble code I had and I have no new TC. It says not ready for smog test but is this something they might not hit me for? Since there is no TC?
Ran out of gas and a week or so later engine was sounding a little chuggy. Put injector cleaning in and a full tank and drove about 1 mi to my home.. Next morning it started up and died after moving a couple of feet.. Has been like this and mostly driveabe on and off for a few weeks, until recently. Since last week, it starts up better but died when I apply the
Any idea?
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