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I just bought a 96 chevy cavalier with 218000 miles on it all the indicator lights on the instrument panel stay on. It has a hard time starting and when running is misfiring and smells like gas bad

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Check for bad spark plug cables and check all the plugs. Take out spark plug cable one by one and crank engine to check if there is spark or not. Before you head over replacing expensive items in this car get a compression check by mechanic for each cylinder. For a car this old and so much miles on it, most probably it needs an engine rebuild.

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Engine and maybe computer bad

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Run away. Run far from that place and don't look back.

Posted on Apr 05, 2015

  • brainplyer1 Apr 05, 2015

    ok-got your message,before you put the converter back on,try starting and running the car,just to see if anything has changed-let me know.thanks

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In All Honesty,It Sounds Like There Is Sooo Much Wrong,That it Will Cost You More To Fix It,The What's Worth.Sorry !

Posted on Apr 05, 2015

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    Jamie Gibbons Apr 05, 2015

    I just took the catalyctic out and it was clogged almost completly. So im gganna clean it out and put it back on. Any other advice

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SOURCE: instrument panel not working

Look in the Fuse Relay box under the Hood and Replace the Guage Relay. Should get it Fixed.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: instrument cluster panel

Not a Fuse. There are Small Bulbs on the Back of the Guage Cluster that Burn out Occassionally. You will need to Disassemle the Dash and Remove the Guage Cluster to get to these Mini-Bulbs for Replacement. Please Rate my Solution, I need all the Help that I can Get! Thanks!

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SOURCE: 96 cavalier instrument light malfunction

i just had this fixed on my cavalier.i put a new ground wire on my car and a new cluster and now everything is fine.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Chevy Cavalier Misfire

Have you made sure your getting spark on every cylinder from the coil pack?

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SOURCE: Burning smell,check engine light-misfire, rough idle 96 cavalier

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.

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