Question about Chevrolet Cavalier
There is nothing wrong with the engine. it is funny you stated that it feels like a stick shift that you forgot to push in on the clutch, because that is what is happening, your transmission is equipped with a lock up torque converter, and what is happening is the converter is staying engaged when you come to a stop so in essence it is just like stopping with out releasing the clutch, it just happens that your clutch is inside the torque converter, and is applied and released by a TCC switch inside the transmission, we used to see this problem all the time, most of the time it is just the switch, you have to remove the side cover on the transmission to get ***** to the switch. if after replacing the switch the problem does not go away then you will need to replace the converter, but give the transX a few miles like 100 or so to do its job. it is a good product almost like magic juice in a can.....good luck
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Posted on May 28, 2011
The air/fuel mixture is too lean when the engine is hot - the engine temperature sensor is either disconnected or the wire touches the rear exhaust manifold causing a short to ground causing erratic operation . Or it may be faulty and it will have to be replaced. This is it
Also check the injectors, they might be dirty, and the fuel pump - it might be worn out and its debit is too low.
Posted on May 26, 2011
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I'm suspecting that there's a worn out or disconnected vacuum hose somewhere that's why the engine performs very unusual. As a first course of action, I strongly suggest that you check and replace worn or torn vacuum hoses. Vacuum leak can really be annoying for it makes the engine perform bad.
I suggest that you replace the ignition coil too. If the ignition coil is faulty it tends to fail when engine reaches it's normal running temp. It can result to multiple misfires and stalling. Sometime it will start right back up once the coil is cooled. I believe you'll be good after the replacement.
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Posted on May 26, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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