02-11-2009, 06:43 PM
MY girlfriends 00' 2.2 cavalier is having trouble starting and it sounds like its skipping a beat. Also, the check engine light just turned on the last time that she went to start it and it stalled. Finally, at cruising speed I can feel the engine miss occasionally.
Any ideas anyone? I was thinking about starting with plugs and wires, however, i figured I would ask if anyone has run into a similar problem.
02-11-2009, 11:46 PM
spark plugs and wires, distributor? i have a better idea though...sell it.. its a cavalier. :(
02-11-2009, 11:56 PM
sell it! jk
plugs, wires, oil change, do all the basic maintence (something tells me it hasnt been done in a while) and then go from there, chances are it will fix the problem
02-12-2009, 10:23 AM
Try this forum....
This is a good place to get some info... But, have you changed the fuel filter? Also, check the batteries terminals and cables.. I also have a 2000 sunfire 2.2 and I know that the battery cables do corrode and cause starting problems. Also, I believe that is a recall on GM sunfire/cavalier models for start problems that involves the installation of an additional relay...
Silver Bullet II
02-12-2009, 11:45 AM
How about reading the code???
02-12-2009, 01:00 PM
a cavalier with problems? say it isnt so! LoL i am sorry that was kind of an ass statement to make. But like the guys say plugs and wires would be where i would start along with the terminals and getting the code read.
02-12-2009, 06:07 PM
had the same problem with my ranger and it was the injectors. but it could be a bad or duty EGR valve or even an O2 censer mot reading right. also could be a timing belt jumped a tooth
but i would check the plugs first just looking at them could tell you a lot
but like they said ^ - plug , plug whirs or cap rotor or all 3
02-14-2009, 02:34 PM
1) I know its a cavalier. I didn't pick it out! plus we are looking to trade it in soon....
2) no cap and rotor. has coil packs.
3) I changed the plugs and wires today. we shall see if that helps!
03-10-2009, 06:53 PM
i had a 97 blown head gasket only 46000 miles got it from mother in law anyway your promblem could be timing belt