I have the same car and it took me almost a year to figure it out! Someone told me to unplug the two prong plug on top of transmission it worked. It seems that they have an overdrive in the transmission that locks up after a certain mph. The problem is its not unlocking. Pulling the wire with two prongs off of the top of the transmission disables this feature.
The switch as it is called, controls the lockup feature of the torque converter in GM automatic O/D tranny's. this circuit needs to be checked and working properly. If left unplugged or undiagnosed, the torque converter will not go in and out of lockup and the tranny will overheat!!! hot fluid will not not circulate from the tranny/torque converter through the cooler and repeat the process; the fluid will heat up and cause catostrophic failure of the tranny!!!! Simply unplugging it will not address the issue, it must be repaired to maintain prpoer tranny operation; there is a reason it is there!!!
with me it was the o2 censer
Check for leaks in the intake manifold or a poor fuel pressure situation.
But it will start when in park? If that's the case you probably have a bad transmission clutch solenoid. You can by-pass the problem by unplugging the plug that goes into the front of your transmission, but your gas mileage will go way down.
Your Chevrolet Cavalier 97 might stall when going downhill because it has a bad fuel filter. It could also be the spark plugs misfiring.
It needs a tune-up.
Had a 1995 Cavalier with a similar problem. It was some type of solenoid on the transmission (automatic). Cost about $500 to replace at the dealer.
There could be a couple causes . The first would be the oxygen censor isn't working properly and the other is the coil pack is probably going out.
it sounds like ur clutch went out in it.
Check your spark plugs and leads.
Stall speed RPMs for the A140E transaxle [automatic 4 speed ] are 2450 +/- 150 RPMs in D position,brake engaged, as shown in overhaul manual.
No, it will just stall and cease to run.
A 1998 Honda Accord could stall because it is out of gas. The car could also stall because of a bad computer.
Stall it or disconnect the fuel pump with the fuse if its an automatic!
If you mean each time you engage car in any gear forward or reverse & it immediately stalls - you have a bad torque converter. Start engine, put foot on brake, put car in NEUTRAL, if it DOES NOT stall, but it does stall if you repeat this test when you put car in drive or reverse = bad torque converter - It's called a "stall test"
sensor or belt
I had that issue with my Cavalier and it turned out to be a fuel pump problem. I would check with your local mechanic.
Oil in the distributor.
If the car is starving for fuel or air (low power at idle), the car will stall while turning.
Dirty fuel filter??
to much of it can stop our system
Dirty fuel filter
There are several sending units (AKA Sensors) in that vehicle. Which one did you have in mind?
Most likely the IAC is getting stuck. Replace the IAC. When replacing the IAC, it is usually a good idea to clean the throttle body first so the new IAC lasts longer.