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2001 cavalier i have loss of power and it shuts off when car reaches operating temp

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Have you had it scanned for fault codes, yet? If not have Autozone do the free test and write down the codes, do not buy any parts until codes are diagnoszed

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This is a known issue. You need to hound your dealer to get this fixed. A work friend of mine has this problem and eventually he just asked them to replace the car even though he had owned it for more than two years. the problem started six months in and he spent more time in a courtesy car while they tried everything to fix it. They replaced pretty much everything in the engine bay sensors. You might be able to get them to identify what needs fixed and then pick up a used one at a junk yard store where they will routinely disassemble working parts from cars. A local garage should be able to fit the part or parts.

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SOURCE: I have a 97 Cavalier with a 2.4 and P0134 comes up

P0134 is O2S CKT Insufficient Activity Sensor 1, I do have a Diagnostic chart i can send you for this code, need email address to send to

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SOURCE: cooling fan not operating when car gets to operating temperature in a 2004 chevy cavalier

I think it could be the computer

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