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I have 1997 Chevy cavalier and my ets light came on and my car lost all power

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  • carhob May 11, 2010

    ets light,assuming its the check engine light,scan code itll point to problem area,if not pls clarify



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You are not giving enough info....but I would say you can have clugged cat, bad o2 sensor, but bring it somewhere to get a scan to know more

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