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Missing out My 97 cavalier just started acting out. It is not shifting when supposed to and it is idling at 1 even when no gas is applied. The car is starting to shake quite bad also. I checked the oil and all the fliuds seem to be ok but I don't know if this is a transmission problem or what. This morning my check engine light came on as well as the light that says ets off. What does this mean?? Please help!! My 97 cavelier is doing the same thing. It is not shaling yet. But, I got up to go to school this morning and the ets off and check engine light came on. There's a sound like its grinding. I just bought the car and I have not had a tune up as of yet. Could it just need a tune up and will the car ride for another week and a half because that is when I will have the money for the tune up. PLEASE HELP!!!! Ineed my car to get to school.

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Sounds like it has a vacuum leak(small hose,something simple)but to be sure stop by advance or auto zone and they will perform a free CODE CHECK,that should identify the problem far as the transmission goes shifting is effected by engine performance so it's probably sure to watch the temperature gage and make sure it dosen't overheat,otherwise it should be ok till you can get a code check.

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