fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
64,350 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace starter motor (1 reports)
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problem #1

Dec 282006

(reported on)

Cavalier LS 2.2L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,301 miles

The Cavalier LS is having problems again. For the last three weeks there has been a prolonged screeching noise coming from the engine right at start up. Sometimes it can be heard after the engine has been off for several hours and sometimes I can hear it again after it has been off for just a few minutes. I took it to two different mechanics who simply blew me off claiming "it is normal for this vehicle," and I am not interested in taking it to Chevy. I am not interested in hearing it will cost a lot and it it not under warranty, After replacing the starter, the car starts without a problem. Wow... I thought starters were good for over a hundred thousand miles. This car has good fuel economy, decent performance but I am being harassed with electrical systems problems. It needs to end now.

- Brandon H., Atlanta, GA, US