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Cavalier my 1999 cavalier does not idle right and backfires and there is not much power in the car and perodically shuts off and when you leave it for a while it will start up again.

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  • mike_drover Jan 01, 2009

    the last tune up was done about 7 months ago

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    When was the last time tune-up done?

  • vetgirl454bb
    vetgirl454bb Dec 31, 2012

    had same problem with a cutless...problem was a stuck EGR...not sure if your car has one but many do.

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When you press on your brake pedal does it make any "squishy noises" "snorts" "mouse squeeky noises" "vacuum noise". Your brake booster (60$ or so used) may need replacing. The vacuum pump from your booster takes a lot of power from your engine if not working properly. When the the brake booster is not working properly, say having a torn diaphragm, your car will idle very poorly; when you press on the brake you may even get high revs; and because there is too much energy loss, your engine will sputter and shut off when you leave it idling.

Look into it. It's an easy fix. Remember to move your brake pipes gentlyyyyy though.

I am looking for a wiring diagram so I can install a remote car starter. If you have anything for me let me know.

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Tom

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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