20 Most Recent 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Questions & Answers


Car is overheating

Check and see if the Thermastat is stuck closed.
2/14/2022 12:51:09 AM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Feb 14, 2022

1997 Chevy Cavalier. How do I bypass the anti-theft system forever?

Question edited for clarity and correct name of vehicle. You can't bypass it Cherie, it involves transponder chips, receivers and the engine computer (ECM).. The anti-theft system is there to stop theft of the vehicle, basically what you are trying to do. You have to fix the system, not find a way around it. This is the reset. As long as you battery is good and fully charged, it should only need doing once. Just leave the key in the run position and the "Theft System " light on the dash will be flashing. Leave the key on for about 10 minutes and the light will stop flashing and go on solid. Then the theft system is disable.

how to over-ride anti-theft so car will start? (Chevrolet Cavalier)

https://www.google.com/search?q=chevy+cavalier+theft+system+bypass .
1/7/2022 11:43:25 PM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jan 07, 2022

1997 Chevrolet Cavalier. How many volts should a meter read?

Question edited for clarity and *Volts. It should read 13.2 volts maximum. Battery 12 volts.
1/7/2022 10:14:36 PM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jan 07, 2022

How to change cv joints

I would replace the complete axle assembly,it would be cheaper and come with a warranty.Instructions
  1. Remove the CV Joint
    • Remove the boot straps from the CV joint using a standard screwdriver or a pair of diagonal cutting pliers.
    • Slide the boot back over the interconnecting shaft.
    • Get Chevrolet Info at InsideLine Free News, Videos, Photos & More!Detach the stop ring at the base of the CV joint assembly using a pair of snap ring pliers.

    • Pull the CV joint assembly from the interconnecting shaft to force the snap ring at the top of the shaft through the CV joint assembly.
    • Tilt the inner cage (the cage holding the balls in place inside the housing) in different angles to remove the six balls. Use your thumb or a hammer and a wooden dowel, if necessary.
    • Tilt the inner cage enough to remove it from its housing.
    • Rotate the race inside the cage--the part that holds the balls against the inner cage--and remove the race from the cage.Replace the CV Joint
      • Apply a thick coat of grease to the new CV joint race using special high temperature/high pressure grease (see Tips below).
      • Install the race inside the new cage. Then install the cage/race assembly inside the CV joint housing.
      • Tilt the cage at different angles and fit the new balls in place.
      • Slide a new CV joint rubber boot over the interconnecting shaft.
      • Install a new snap and stop ring on the interconnecting shaft.
      • Push the interconnecting shaft through the CV joint assembly to force the snap ring through the assembly.
      • Apply a thick coat of CV joint grease to all moving parts of the assembly.
      • Apply a coat of CV joint grease to the inside of the rubber boot. Then slide the boot over the CV joint assembly.
      • Install the boot straps at each end of the boot, and tighten the straps using a clamp tool or screwdriver, depending on the type of clamp.
8/21/2021 10:49:20 PM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Aug 21, 2021

Theft system light stays on in 97 chevy cavalier

Try the valet key or any other key that has the right chip in it
4/17/2021 9:13:23 AM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Apr 17, 2021

Changed the fuel injector on 95 Cavalier 2.2 moter. Car acts like it wants to start, but doesn't.

did you check you fuel filter and your fuel pump? i had the same problem and once i replaced the fuel filter its been fine since
1/22/2020 1:19:50 AM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jan 22, 2020

I have a red arrow pointing down on the dash board what does these mean

Where do I go to fix this? Jiffy Lube? I know NOTHING about cars!
1/6/2020 9:49:17 PM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jan 06, 2020

97 cavalier ran fine had one injector leaking replaced all 4 now is running rough with a code p0507

Check the pcv well ,some times small hall can cuse this problem,
You should check the vacume inside the Rubber band in the tube that feed the inj also .
See this tube .
Hope u finde the selution


10/28/2019 9:24:01 PM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Oct 28, 2019

Radio is locked.need a code for 99 chevy cavalier

need to notify dealer code is part of anti theft system and is a dealer issued number -- call first can advise how to retrieve radio id code which will be needed -also needed proof of ownership and id and dealer can look up code if have manual tells how to retrieve radio id code as well how to enter un-loc code if u tried and failed and radio states sec will need dealer hook up to reset -
9/30/2019 1:39:48 PM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Sep 30, 2019

ETS OFF warning light and

The ETS light comes on usually in responce to a cooling system problem in Cavaliers. The first thing to do is check your fuses. The Check Engine light always comes on when the ETS light comes on. You need to be concerned with this ETS system first. Usually it is your 30 amp fuse that needs to be replaced. On most cav's the fuse box us under your hood, on the right hand side. There are two fuses that are for the coolent system. Check these fuses first. If the fuse is blown, change it and the dash light should go out. If the fuse blows in a week or so again, then try to read the codes like the guys above say. When the fuse it out, the code reader is just going to say that you need to check your fuse. This is what happened in my car, and my mechanic said it was pretty common in these cars. Good luck.
6/18/2019 2:25:21 AM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jun 18, 2019

ABS light is on in my 97 chevy cavalier

Have it checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes . The lights on codes are stored in the anti-lock brake control module .
2/24/2018 10:37:21 PM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Feb 24, 2018

How long can I drive my 97 cavalier with the egr

basically an anti-pollution device but your engine will idle smoother with a functional unit the end of the week should be just fine
1/30/2018 8:23:53 AM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jan 30, 2018

96 chevy beretta 2.2 no

If you are getting the signal from the PCM to the DIS module, but the coils are not firing, that would be what I would look at.
1/5/2018 2:59:14 PM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jan 05, 2018

Anti theft reset

Crankshaft position sensor most likely or camshaft sensor also depends on type of vehicle could vary if acura most likely ignition switch. Does it die when actually driving down street or only when starting? What's year make and model and engine size ? That will help with response's to you're question
12/31/2017 1:17:11 PM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Dec 31, 2017

1997 cavalier w/automatic, and wont shift out of 2nd gear.

Need to pull codes 1st, the electronics of the transmission can cease all proper operation of the transmission. Have the DTC's checked before proceeding.
12/22/2017 6:07:08 PM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Dec 22, 2017

Car cranks up but wont fire

With this limited info on vehicle I would remove fuel filter and make sure your pumping fuel to start, then i would check and see if I'm getting spark thru spark plugs. Would help to scan vehicle to look for codes that could point you in the right direction
12/19/2017 4:22:40 AM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Dec 19, 2017

I have a 97 chevy cavalier.. i cant turn the key

Looks like the inner barrel has collapsed be cheaper to buy another 2nd hand ignition barrel with key and have it fitted
12/15/2017 10:03:18 AM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Misfire, idles high

I would start with ect. That is the engine coolant temperature (sensor). That sensor monitors the coolant temp and tells the computer to increase engine RPM so the engine warms up faster. In the mornings when you first start your car and it idols high, that sensor is sending that information. If you have a code for this sensor start there.
12/10/2017 6:12:49 PM • 1997 Chevrolet... • Answered on Dec 10, 2017
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