1997 Chevrolet Cavalier - Reliability

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LS Convertible (2.2L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

Reliability Rating for 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Occasional problems with this vehicle are the Timing Chain Tensioner (2.2L engine only), the Fuel Pressure Regulator and the Crankshaft Position Sensor. A problem with the Timing Chain Tensioner could result in engine damage.

The cost to repair the Timing Chain Tensioner is estimated at $94.62 for parts $390.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Crankshaft Position Sensor is estimated at $11.96 for parts and $32.50 for labor, 2.2L engine and $33.80 for parts and $32.50 for labor, 2.4L engine. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake Occasional problems on this vehicle are a failures of the Antilock Brake System (ABS) Motor Pack Assembly and the Wheel Speed Sensors.

The cost to repair the ABS Motor Pack Assembly is estimated at $306.94 for parts and $104.00 for labor. The cost to repair a Wheel Speed Sensor is estimated at $89.99 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging An occasional problem with this vehicle is a failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder. A failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder will cause the Anti Theft System to prevent the vehicle from running after it is started.

The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder is estimated at $195.51 for parts and $71.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.
Accessories Occasional problems with this vehicle are failures of the Instrument Cluster, Windshield Wiper Crank Arm Assembly and the Headlamp Wiring Harness under the Battery Tray. A problem with the Wiring Harness under the Battery Tray can cause the Headlamps and Daytime Running Lamps to become inoperative.

The cost to repair the Instrument Panel Cluster is estimated at $254.00 for parts and $84.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Windshield Wiper Crank Arm is estimated at $74.00 for parts and $104.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Headlamp Wiring Harness is estimated at $10.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Chevrolet Cavalier by Identifix

  1993 1994 1996 1997
Engine
Transmission & Driveline
Steering & Suspension
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories
Overall

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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