Question about 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
My 97 cavalier manual 2.2 does not want to start if it's been raining. The engine turns over but then either won't start or it will take a handful of trys before it starts. I've only had this problem when it's been wet outside.
That is your distributor cap. It either has a crack or isn't tight. The rubber seal could also be shot. Condensation from outside moisture builds up inside your cap while it sits. It wastes the spark on the water droplets instead of your contact points. Next time it happens, take the cap off and wipe it dry on the inside. Don't take the wires off. If your going to change it, label each wire starting at 1 mark. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 24, 2012 | 2002 Buick Rendezvous
Nov 27, 2011 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
May 25, 2011 | 2001 Dodge Stratus
Feb 14, 2011 | 1997 Volkswagen Jetta
Apr 04, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
Jan 30, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
266 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: