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What would cause a 1999 cavalier 2.2 engine have black **** while driving black **** comes from exhaust

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Your piston rings are worn, or your exhaust valves are dirty. Either of these will allow dark smoke to come from the exhaust.

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Leaking and burning engine oil. Black smoke coming from exhaust

Hello Chelsea

There are only three places you can lose oil.

From the valve stems. This burns oil and it will be present in the exhaust. It is the least expensive to fix as only the cylinder head has to come off.

From the piston rings and especially the oil scraper ring, (two compression rings and one oil scraper ring). This requires engine removal, a rebore, new pistons and rings. This also causes oil to be burned in the combustion chamber.

Oil leaks from joints in the external seals to the engine, the sump for example. Also from the oil breather pipe. You can check this by sliding a piece of carboard after you park and check it before you drive next time. Any POOLS of oil signify a leak.

By you saying your oil is black, signifies oil is seeping into the combustion chamber and being partially scraped back.

Check the compression with a tester, and measure against what compression is supposed to be. You can Google this.

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So I drive a 1999 chevy Cavalier and ive been having many problems with it. It blows black smoke sometimes from the exhust, on the hot and cold gauage the needle works its way to the hot end all the time,...

It sounds like you have alot of problems which may only be a couple.
Have the coolant thermistor checked, it sounds like this is not switching off and causing the engine to over fuel, making it run rough and blow black smoke out the exhaust.
Have the engine thermostat checked it maybe faulty causing the engine to over heat., have these done and see how you cars goes then.

Oct 14, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Y is my 1999 cavalier overheating

There could be a number of reasons for a car to overheat.
1. The brakes may be maladjusted. To check, touch the hub of each wheel to see if it is hot after running some distance.
2. The engine oil level may be low. Please check the oil level and if need be top it up.
3. The piston rings may have got worn out. This can be indicated by low pulling power.
4. Connected to 2 above is the oil scrapper ring may have got worn out. To check this when the engine is cold place a finger in the exhaust pipe. If the finger comes out black with oily soot, this means excess oil being burnt and hence low oil level may result.
5. If there are no symptoms then the temperature gauge may be faulty.

Jul 27, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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I have a 1999 chevy cavalier and it has a knocking noice coming from the engine i checked the timing it is good i have to crank it a little before it will start any answers

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.

Feb 26, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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My exhaust is red hot, just replaced the cat and entire exhaust and the engine is running rough

a few things i can think of as this happen to me on my ford , somebody left a rag in exhaust pipe before refitting , funnily enough this has happened , but i think if vacume hoses are incorrectly fitted this can cause this also , also check timing , also the exhaust gas return pipe may have fault at the inlet manifold regulator , which is where the pipe comes of the inlet manifold , check that also , sometime that valve is at fault .

hope this helps , good luck

Oct 09, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Somebody had suggested the 02 Sensor for fixing my problem on my 1995 Chevy Cavalier but I am not sure what that is and where it is located.

For 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L SFI OHV 4cyl the Oxygen Sensor is located under hood, center, front engine area, mounted in exhaust manifold.

Hope helps (remember rated and comment this).

Sep 02, 2010 | 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Could that be causing oil in intake and exhaust

Look at center of engine, at back, and you'll see a black tube coming from drivers side rocker cover, to a short black piece of rubber hose like a 90 degree elbow (which usually cracks or collapses and causes problems).
That should attach to your PCV valve.

Jul 08, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Intrepid

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CAR: 1994 Chevy Cavalier. ISSUE: Driving down

For the smoke to occur in the engine compartment it has to be something that occurred external to the engine or an external leak from the engine. White smoke would have been steam and suggest a blown gasket that allowed water to exit the engine. Assuming it was not something that burned it would point to a leakage of oil or perhaps a belt. Two things I would check are the belts and the engine compression. An external oil leak on a hot engine could have made the black smoke and may not show up when the engine is cool. If it is an oil leak you may be able to find out where by putting some paper under the engine and turning the engine over enough to create a drip on the paper.

Also try to remember if you smelled anything when the problem occurred.

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Jun 17, 2010 | 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Cavalier blowing out black smoke car idles fairly well considerin

Black smoke is usually unburned fuel. P0171 reads bank 1 system too lean. There isn't one answer. You need to dig further and inspect your cars fuel system, from the pump to the injectors. Because of the mileage you may want to start off with a compression test just to see where you stand with the motor. write back if you have any other questions.

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