Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 97 cavalier 2.2 liter and sometimes (and more and more lately) ill be driving and the engine will just shut down. The radio, headlights, everything stays on but the engine will just shut down. I put it in park and i turn it over and it starts back up with no problem. I was thinking either my crank sensor is going bad. Or maybe the ignitor is getting too hot and shutting down. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,427 Answers

Have a diagnostic done,, I'm thinking its the MAP sensor, but the only way to be certain if from a diagnostic..

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
ndguy2481
  • 251 Answers

SOURCE: my 97 chevy cavalier want start with key

sounds like a bad alternator try this list too 1 Inspect Battery Damaged or faulty battery and/or connections. grey_line.gif 2 Inspect Coil - Ignition Damaged or faulty ignition coil or ignition coil circuit. grey_line.gif 3 Inspect Fuel Filter Clogged or dirty fuel filter grey_line.gif 4 Inspect Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator Faulty fuel injector pressure regulator or circuit. grey_line.gif 5 Inspect Fuel Pump Improperly functioning fuel pump or circuits. grey_line.gif 6 Inspect Wireset Damaged, worn, or deteriorating spark plug or coil wire(s). grey_line.gif 7 Inspect Control Module-Ignition Faulty ignition control module or circuit. grey_line.gif 8 Inspect Solenoid Switch Damaged or faulty solenoid switch or solenoid switch circuit. grey_line.gif 9 Inspect Starter Damaged, worn, defective, or faulty starter or starter related circuit. grey_line.gif 10 Inspect Neutral Safety Switch Damaged or faulty neutral safety swittch or circuit. grey_line.gif 11 Inspect Fuse Corroded, burned, or shorted fuse may be interupting power source. grey_line.gif 12 Inspect Fusible Link Corroded, burned, or shorted fusible link may be interupting power source. grey_line.gif 13 Inspect Battery Cable Corroded, broken or poorly connected battery cable. grey_line.gif 14 Inspect Spark Plug Wire Loom - Performance Improperly adjusted or worn/malfunctioning carburetor. grey_line.gif 15 Inspect Distributor Cap Loose or cracked distributor cap grey_line.gif 16 Inspect Distributor Cap And Rotor Kit Loose, cracked, or worn distributor cap and ignition rotor. grey_line.gif 17 Inspect Fuel System Pressure Incorrect fuel pressure being delivered to carburetor or fuel injection system. grey_line.gif 18 Inspect Fuel Injector Plugged, dirty or poorly connected fuel injector. grey_line.gif 19 Inspect Ignition Switch Worn, damaged or faulty ignition switch or circuit. grey_line.gif 20 Inspect Spark Plug Fouled, damaged or broken spark plug(s). grey_line.gif 21 Inspect Belt Incorrectly routed, adjusted(tensioned), missing or worn drive belt(s). grey_line.gif 22 Inspect Timing Belt Slipped or broken timing belt. grey_line.gif 23 Inspect Timing Set Slipped timing chain or worn timing gear(s). grey_line.gif 24 Inspect Fuel Tank Contaminated fuel from rusted or deteriorated fuel tank. grey_line.gif 25 Inspect Ignition Timing Incorrectly adjusted engine timing.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

Saaboheme
  • 76 Answers

SOURCE: 97 Saab 900 se Turbo won't start.

In order of failure rate you should check:
1) DIC (the red module sitting between the cam banks). This may or may not throw a code (random misfire or a specific cylinder misfire). The easiest way to check this is to simply swap in a known good DIC and see if this fixes the problem. You should also check your plugs at this point and ensure that they are gapped no larger than 1 mm, as overgapped plugs are the primary cause of DIC filures..
2) CPS (crankshaft position sensor) located on the right front lower corner of the engine block. This should throw a code, but may not. I do not have access currently to the electrical specs you should be able to read with a multimeter;
3) Fuel pump and fuel pump relay. To check this, remove the IAT sensor in the throttle body transition casting and spray starter fluid into the throttle body. Replace the sensor finger tight and crank the car. If it starts and runs until the starter fluid is gone, you probably have a pump or relay issue. Raise the rear seat and hammer on the top of the tank next to the fuel pump assembly with a large rubber mallet and then try to start the car. If it starts and runs, your pump is probably failing. Check the relay under the dash regardless to ensure that it is working. You should be able to hear the pump run when you turn the key to the on position, especially with the rear seat up.
Good luck.

Posted on May 04, 2009

inhisname
  • 76 Answers

SOURCE: 2001 jeep grand cherokee 4.0 engine shuts off

it is possable/likely a bad ECTS (engine coolant tep. sensor), this can cause the injectors to allow to much fuel into cylinders and cause a low compression and or flooding situation, good luck, marty

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

  • 112 Answers

SOURCE: 2006 Dodge Charger will not start.

your timing may be off usually when that happens . . have u done any work to the car recently?

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

  • 6 Answers

SOURCE: 92 Cavalier. Starter Problems

could be a loose wire on the starter , check your connections

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

1986 Lincoln Town car 5.0 intermittent stalling problem, usually while driving. fuel pump?..please advise! Thx!


It appears you may have a bad ignition coil that cuts out after it gets hot. Not uncommon.

Aug 16, 2017 | Lincoln Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 96 cavalier and it shuts off while driving and won't start for 30 min. whats the problem


I'm not real sure, but the cavaliers do have a safety system that will shut down the engine if there is a problem so that the engine will not sustain major damage. For example if the oil level gets too low, the car will refuse to start until you add some oil. Maybe the temperature sending unit is bad, or malfunctioning. Have you had your codes read lately? Most part houses can hook up to your car and give you any codes that may be stored. I'd check all fluid levels. Make sure it's not over heating. I hope this sorry conglomeration of information is helpful at least a little. Good Luck.

Jul 13, 2014 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

My 2001 checy cavalier has a 2.4 liter engine with 167,000 miles on it. while going down the road at night i suddenly lost all my electrical power. radio , headlights, turn signals...and my dashboard...


you may have an issue with your BCM (body control module) when it fails, it takes everything with it and pretty much makes the car a heavy paperweight. your BCM is the brain for the vehicle like the ECM is for the engine compartment

Oct 19, 2017 | 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

Some times it doesnt start sometimes it shuts off when Im driving it ????


If it has a 4.0 liter engine the crank position sensor has a long history of causing this problem.

Jan 03, 2011 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Cig lighter, radio, and clock not working


It is a 15 amp dome fuse. Located in the cabin. It controls clock, radio, door/headlight chimes, dome lights, power locks, security remote

Sep 25, 2009 | 2004 Toyota 4Runner

1 Answer

1997 cavalier engine expectations...


If you keep the oil changed and keep the engine tuned up, no problems. Have the tranny fluid and filter changed also. I've got 245,000 + on my '98 w/ this philosophy.

Jul 02, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

97 Chevy Cavalier Water Pump


Hi well since i do not know what engine it has

2.2 liter the water pump is below the alternator not to bad to change

2.4 liter you will need a shop to do this and about 8 hours lab plus parts

May 05, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

Engine Starts but No Gauges or Radio


Sounds like the electrical ignition switch is going bad about an $18 part from parts store

Sep 08, 2008 | 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Coupe

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

49 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...