hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles

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problem #1

May 012004

Cavalier 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
When the weather began to warm up last summer my car started to have problems starting. I would turn the key and my engine would turn and turn but not fire correctly. After a few tries, it would finally start up. I didn't think any thing of this problem at first, but after a while it started misfiring like this quite freqently after the weather began to get really warm and humid outside and I had previously driven my vehicle that day. I have had all the recalls fixed on my car, including the recall for the ignition switch, but this problem with starting my car still persisted. One day I went out to my car and it didn't start at all and it ended up my battery had died and I don't know if this had anything to do with the above stated problem, but I'm sure the rough starts were not good on my battery either. I finally made an appointment with the local Chevrolet dealer after I had them install a new battery and they kept it for a couple days and couldn't find anything wrong with it. Not suprisingly, the day after I got my car back, it started rough again. I bought one of those manuals that helps you identify and correct automobile problems yourself, so I have replaced coolant sensors, spark plugs, spark plug wires, and fluids, but the problem still persisted. It is now February 2005 and the weather is cooler outside and I haven't had any problems thus far. I'm afraid when it starts to get warmer outside, though, that I'll begin to have this problem again. Is there any help that I can get with this problem" are there any recalls or has anybody else had the same problem" thank you for any help.

- Findlay, OH, USA