Question about 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
My vehicle's entire exhaust system is hanging about 3" off of the bottom of the car. It is secured with some wire randomly down the length of the pipe. I have noticed a weird almost gas like smell after driving or during a long drive and now tonight the check engine light came on. There is no noticeable difference in how it drives just that it is a bit louder and the smell is more pronounced now. Anyone have any ideas? All of those store that do the code reading around here are closed
I wouldn't it 'till exhaust system is correctly done!!;dangerous gases will harm you & passengers!!. You could possibly patch it with special muffler patching stuff sold at auto parts store;careful though on what and how you're doing it.
Posted on Feb 12, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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If the problem was the gas cap It will take a while before the light goes out on it's own. The computer only runs it's test when conditions are right. And it has to pass at least twice before it request the light to turn off. If the light does not go out in a week or two you have another concern.
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
Had a 94 Olds Bravada that did a similar thing and it was EGR valve on the front of the intake. It' s easy to take off and clean with WD 40 and if you have an air compressor blow it out good.
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
Sounds like there is a blown piston, to be sure have a compression test done on that #2 cylinder, if the reading is low, then you'll know.
A friend of mine had a 95 that did simular things only a little more,
it started smoking, dash lights flickered, etc. Finally, he had to get rid of it, the piston rod went through the engine block.
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
Number three cylinder is miss fire,it does not mean it is the coil,although it could be,remove the coil,and boot,and spark plug,inspect them to see if the plug,or boot look bad,replace the spark plug,and if the boot is burned or distorted,replace it,a fuel injector can cause a miss fire also,but change the spark plug and see if this solves the problem,if not replace the coil,if it is a dead miss,then the coil might be bad,as for the water in the fuel ,the cap is missing,,and 5 dollars worth of HEET will not hurt,also,fuel from the fuel station,can have water in it.It happens a lot.
Posted on Apr 03, 2010
You need to get the codes from the theft deterrent module.Usually a B2960.This will help in the diagnosis of the problem.Hope this helps.Good luck.
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
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