I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. I LOOKED IT UP IN THE HAYNES MANUAL IT SAID YOU HAVE TO JACK THE CAR UP LEVEL, AND THERE IS A PLUG ON THE SIDE OF THE TRANSMITION, YOU TAKE IT OUT IF FLUID COMES OUT THEN YOU ARE GOOD.
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Re: 1997 chev. cavalier z24 Tranmission
To check the transmission fluid shut the car off and open the hood by pulling hood release lever on the drivers side under dash area, then prop the hood up, and look for a red cap dipstick or a dipstick that says trans fluid if its an automatic it'll be Dexron II or Dexron III ( ATF ) Automatic Transmission Fluid. for the fluid specs, capacity check the owners manual that came with the car.
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Skychief2001 is correct. There should be one wire with a small connector on it that goes to the "s" terminal on the starter (this is the trigger wire that activates the starter solenoid). All the other wires hook up with the large one. The large wire goes directly to the battery, the smaller wires are used to power various other circuits of the car and have nothing to do with the starter itself. It is just an access point for battery power.
Have a compression test run to see if you have a burnt valve or blown head gasket. If you are seeing white smoke out the exhaust, and are loosing coolant with no apparent leak, you have a blown head gasket. You may also have a defective fuel injector.
Your transmission has about had it.Sometimes it may be a sensor which you can call and ask,but it sounds like it's on it's way out.That's exactly what mine did before it blew.Rebuilding or buying a used one usually does not result in satisfactory results.With replacing it,you will most likely get a very short warranty but the cost to longevity ratio compared to the alternatives is much better.If you know how to check the transmission fluid(run 5 minutes,leave running,dip stick several times on flat,level surface),you may see something other than fluid which is a good indicator.Good luck! Greg
you are wrong darcblod,in a 98 model chev.cav.the 2.2 engine is an automatic that was not made with a dipstick.it has instead a "check valve" there is a plug on the side ..remove it and pour your tranny fluid into the "fill" hole until the fluid just barely runs out of the "plug hole" ,replace both the fill cap and check valve plug and you'll be fine...it is important that your car is level and at operating temp......fyi some of the newer fords are like that too.
there is a plug in the trans. under the car that must be removed with the engine running to check the fluid level. take it to your local mechanic, have him check it for you, that would be the safest way to go
the pcm may have a cracked board, i had an 88 cavalier z24 with the same problem, replced the ecu and it ran fine, the problem is that the boards inside the pcm crack and lose connection, the next time it acts up open the glove box and try tapping on the pcm, if the car responds at all, the pcm is bad
im having a problem with my oil gauge on my 91 chev cav z24 3.1 liter 2 door. when i use the gas my oil gauge reads properly or atleast i think so. but when i'm idling at a stop my oil gauge drops and reads as if ther was no oil in in the engine anyone have any answer to why this mit be please im at a loss with this one?????