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Can I install the rotor instead of drums on the back for chevy cavalier 1997 for better brakes?

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Yes but you will need all the parts from a model that had the rear disk brake option, and you will fell no difference in braking unless you are planning to race the car. Why not just buy a used Camaro or Corvette that has all this to start with?

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

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SOURCE: horn is not working on my 1997 chevy cavalier

should be under the hood in engine compartment. have you checked the fuse?

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SOURCE: 2000 chevy cavalier back brake drums

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I am sure there are 2 holes between the studs that are threaded, and you can screw a bolt in to each of these, to ease off the drum.

If this fails, a little heat from a gas blow torch, and tapping with a hammer should do the trick.

Before refitting, the give hub flange,and centre hole edge a rub with emery paper, and put on a slight smear of copperslip grease on the drum hole edge, to prevent same happening next time !

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SOURCE: 1997 Chevy Cavalier won't start

the problem is the crank shaft position sensor ! I just replaced it on my wifes and it runs like new....

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SOURCE: how do i align the timing marks on a 1997 chevy cavalier 2.2l

on both timming gears there is 8mm holes that line up 2 the same size holes in the head, stick a 8mm bolt through to alighn cams, the crank marck pionts staight up. you might have the gears on the wrong cam.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Chevy Cavalier 2001 ABS Brake problem

You don't say what brakes.

I have had many cavys and worked on them. Great cars.

Your problem sounds like a **** rear wheel cylinder and bad drums/rotors and abs sensor wire.

My car just did everything you describe, I put in new wheel cylinders, drums, brakes, rotors, and 2 new rear brake lines. For less than 200 bucks the car is like new again and has well over 100k.

You can do it yourself. Doesn't take special tools. I followed online how-to's.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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You don't say what brakes.

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