Question about 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier
I set the timing of my cavalier 1998,2.2.l. I crank the engine for a good while. No result.When I took out the sparkplugs they all were wet with gasoline. I check the spark of the sparkplugs and they are oke. When I took down the cilinderhead 4 exhaust valve hit the pistons.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
My problem was solved when I repaired my 4 wd activation dash switch. The switch was contacting on 2WD & 4HI at the same time. The front differential activation is vacuum activated possibly creating a tug of war that didn't actually engage it but drained off vacuum from the engine? A theory at best but stumbbled across it because I knew the switch wasn't working properly I repaired it and low and behold rough idle disappeared and all is good for 3 weeks running.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
hi bob, take off the oil filler cap, have someone crank the engine while you look inside, if the rockers are not moving, it is a broken or slipped belt, if the rockers are moving try a compression test to see if the problem is limited to one cylinder or all of them....does the sound of the engine cranking seem faster than normal? is there any noise (clanking/banging) while cranking? marty good luck let me know!
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
To keep it inexpensive i would actually try to change the downstream and upstream o2 sensors first one at a time and see if the code goes away.
Posted on Dec 23, 2010
Can't tell for sure, there are a lot of different kinds of engine noises. For your year of Cavalier they are common for a knock noise coming from the front timing cover area. It is caused from the timing CHAIN rattling on the tensioner. It is generally caused by lack of oil changes and the oil gets very thick. There is a very small passage that allows oil to enter the timing chain case, and if its thick or dirty it doesn't. Best to have it diagnosed to what area or possible cause. It will also cause the engine to labor and not start immediately.
Posted on Feb 26, 2011
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