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My brother has the 1997 with the thermostat at the water pump area. Still having problem with overheating!
I work as a mechanic and had just recently ran into this problem. Customer brought me a 1996 Cavalier that kept overheating. After finding a bad thermostat, bad head gasket and cracked head, I went ahead and corrected these issues. Car STILL overheated. Approximately 6 weeks prior, I had installed a new water pump. No blockage, coolant flowed freely. It was then that I noticed something - the water pump was ... Read More
You should be able to pull the drum away from the backplate enough to back the adjuster off. However, you cannot replace the wheel cylinders of these without removing the rear hubs....do yourself a favor and take it to a brake shop to do the job for you.
i am trying to figure out how to back the rear brakes off of this cavalier. i cant get the rotors off and have not yet come across a problem like this. there is no access hole behind the back to get at the adjuster to back them down. also there is no adjuster on the cable that i can find. any help would be great
I am interested in the boot , I have a 96 sunfire and need the whole boot. Please contact me
Hi there. I owned a 96 Pontiac Sunfire Convertible SE (basically the same car as yours) and still have the convertible boot. The boot is two pieces...one for each side. It looks nice on the car when the top is down. Let me know if you are interested in this. Thanks. Chris
As I'm guessing you've found out by now since your post was in July, its actually a 3 piece boot. There's a soft vinyl center piece that should be attached to the back of the rear seat (pull it down to find it). The two plastic side pieces covered in vinly to match the center piece go on first, insert the forward plastic tongue of the side piece into the holes ... Read More
To answer you question about the bumpers the first few years of this design 1995-1996 or 1997, the Cavalier VL (base model) had the grey bumpers. Chevy changed this to give the car a nicer and less rental look.
I can't answer your question on the difference between the LS and the LS sport. I do wish we'd gotten a 2 door, but at the time we thought my parents were moving to town and would be riding in this car and couldn't see them climbing in and out of a coupe. My husband just put new 80,000 mile tires on our 1997 Cavalier sedan. He is doing a big ... Read More
Maybe it's three pieces? In Full Test: 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Convertible the Edmunds editor mentions a three-piece boot that sounds like it does what you want. That article isn't going to help you find it, but if it really is three pieces you can probably create better searches for it. Good luck!
As the title says, I am curious about a certain accessory for the 97' Chevrolet Cavalier Convertible LS. This accessory being a One Piece Top Boot? I believe that's what it's called. I've looked around online, from site to site to even Ebay and all I see are either One Piece Top Boot's for other kinds of Vehicles or none at all. So if anyone could help me, that would be ... Read More
This is also the second Cavalier we've bought. The first was a light blue metallic 1989 2 door. It was a great car...we had it 13 years, went through 5 Midas "lifetime" mufflers, BUT the rust was a problem. I had to all but bite the local Chevy manager on the ankle and hang on like a terrier before he offered new door skins and repainted both sides of the car ... Read More
hey guys, i have a question about the factory stereo on a 1997 cavalier. currently i have the factory cassette player. ive came across the factory cd player that came of a 1997 cavalier z24. will it transfer to my regular cavalier without any problems? i want to keep it stock for the mean while. thanks any info is greatly appreciated.
Mandi -- SELL THAT CAR!!! RUN AWAY FROM IT VERY, VERY FAST!!! My wife and I traded our otherwise perfectly good 1995 Cavalier for a Mazda Protege5 in 2002 because, at 52,000 miles, we were in need of our FOURTH head gasket in the car! Chevy knew there was a problem and warranted the original head gasket for 100,000 miles -- but once you had the original replaced, you were on ... Read More
This could really be anywhere. Aftermarket alarms are normally mounted under the steering column somewhere with plastic straps. They ahave a bunch of wires going from them up the steering column and are spliced into the oem wires going up the column. They way to tell those wires is to take the column cover of to acces the wiring. What you are likely to see is a wire going up the ... Read More
Hi everyone, I have a quick question for you. I have a 1997 Chevy Cavalier Convertible that I recently had work done on. As soon as I drove it off the lot, I experienced the same problems and the problem persists after visiting there again and having more work done. Please, someone help. Whenever the car is at a stop and I press the accelerator, the engine stalls 1-3 times and ... Read More
Well, I'm glad this is a place to post such info. Not so glad about other.... I have a 1997 Chevy Cavalier, am a mother turtle speed to normal driver(don't drive the car hard). My car had a fire hazard recall for the ignition start up; it has a current ongoing gas smell (fire hazard) the smell comes in through the vents or A/C or heater when in use, the ... Read More
The cars involved, from the 1998-2001 model years, are certain Chevrolet Cavaliers and Pontiac Sunfires built between March 1997 and April 2001, GM said in a statement." http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/040206/autos_gm_3.html
I am a Chevy Cavalier owner of both a 1993 LS and 1997 4 door sedan. I have to tell you that I had more problems with the 97 than the 93. I had the transmission, head gasket, and water pump replaced within 2 years. My 93 has close to 180,000 miles on it and most of the parts replaced were due to old age. The 93 is faster and I ... Read More
I have a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier convertible with 17,000 miles on it. When the car is in Drive and the brake pedal is depressed, the car "lurches" forward. The traction control light also illuminates. Is this just a simple case of having the transmission fluid changed or is this a possible tranny going bad? Any input will be greatly appreciated!
Thinking of buying a 1997 Chevy Cavalier. Is this make/model a good reliable car? Has anyone had any especially positive or negative experiences with one?
When I was telling you that I've had three Proteges, we've also had two Cavaliers. The last one was a 1991, and by 60,000 miles it was leaking transmission fluid and antifreeze like a sieve. The dashboard visibly shook at idle and the car belched smoke like a transit bus. Funny how my 1992 Protege went 83,000 miles and was driven much harder (for pizza delivery) and it was still behaving ... Read More
I was referred to this site from Chevrolet Customer Service, they answered some of my questions, but they thought the users and staff of this site might be able to fill in the gaps... Here's the deal - Around Christmas-time while visiting family 700 miles from home, we got pulled over in heavy traffic. The Police officer maintains we were going 89 mph, while our speedometer clearly stated 74 (speed limit ... Read More
My 1997 Cavalier overheated. After it was towed, i was told the head gasket cracked, but subsequent damage to water pump and belt tensioner resulted. They had problems w/head gasket and covered it under warranty at dealer, but I was told water pump was my responsbility. After repairs were made, they noticed steering did not respond, and told me a gear is broken in steering column. I never had a problem ... Read More
I am 17 year old high school student. Recently in my little town i was looking at used cars because soon i would like to buy one. At one of the dealerships i went to ask the salesperson if they still had the Subaru Impreza that i saw there last week... the salesperson told me that they did not, then he asked me to look at a car he had out ... Read More