You need to have the computer scanned to find the reason why the engine light is on. Some large auto parts stores do this for free Normally the ETS check engine light has nothing to do with the engine running bad. The ETS is part of the traction system in the car. Depending on the age of the vehicle, you might want to disconnect the negative battery cable on the vehicle for a few minutes, and then hook back up. In older vehicles, it will reset the computer and the light should go off. It does this in a 1996 model. Worth a try.. ETS stands for Enhanced Traction System, and has nothing to do with emissions or cooling. But the computer will almost always de-activate the ETS when a problem is detected, and thus turn on the light. This is normal on the Cavalier. The Check Engine light does mean the emissions system has a problem. Have the computer scanned for the codes by someone who is able to interpret the codes and not just throw parts at the problem. This takes skill and knowledge, so take it to a professional, and don't waste money guessing.
In my experience with my Chevy it was a ground wire
with me it was the o2 censer
You need to check all of the mounts. Get a manual to show you where they are.
The vacuum lines for a 2000 Cavalier are located all over the engine bay and under the dash. A break in any line can cause rough running.
What would cause the engine not to restart when hot Chevy Trailblazer 2007?
Low fuel pressure
You can but it will cause the check engine light to illuminate and the vehicle will fail an emissions test.
* As for any car,that could mean there is either something wrong with the engine or the carburetor. * If the vehicle hum only occurs with the vehicle is in motion, it's likely to be a wheel bearing, differential or gearbox.
Engine overheating. Check the radiator for leaks in the hose pipe or radiator, otherwise the water pump is faulty and will need replacing
The check engine light (service engine soon) comes on and stays on when a problem is detected by the self diagnosis system of your vehicle. Generally, the problem is in the emissions or something that is affecting the effectiveness of the emissions, but other causes can trigger the light to come on, too. To determine the cause, the vehicle will need to be taken to AutoZone or a shop that has an OBD2 scanner, or for 1995 and earlier models, an OBD1 scanner, While a scanner will not give you the magic answer, it will give you a code that narrows down the problem area.
can a chevy truck with a 350 engine with a tbi cause detonation and pre- ignition?
have you checked your fuses?
Depending on what engine is in the vehicle, it may not have a distributor. If the engine is the 5.7L it does have a distributor. If you have the 4.8L or the 5.3L these engines do not have distributors.
NO. it has NOTHING to do with the engine starting. It works the fuel gauge in the dash only.
You don't have a carb on that vehicle, it is throttle body fuel injected.
Bad heater core.
The 2005 Cavalier could have a fuel leak. Have the entire fuel system checked, as a fuel leak can cause a dangerous fire.
Many different things you need to take it in to a auto zone parts store and they will put a scanner on it for free and give you the codes it has stored and how to fix it.
There are several things that can cause your 1995 Chevy Cavalier transmission not to go into drive or reverse. The most common cause is a lack of transmission fluid. A broken shifting fork will also cause the problem.
If you haven't been trained to work around an airbag, you take the vehicle to the dealer or an other qualified mechanic. Airbags are dangerous and sensitive and can kill you or cause serious injury.
An emission or performance problem will cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. You can take your vehicle to Auto Zone and have the computer scanned for trouble codes. There is no charge.
I had an 1988 Chevy Cavalier once, and it did the same thing. Turns out, it had a weak engine mount. During braking, the engine would move just enough to cause the plug between the ECM and the wiring harness to separate slightly, causing a short. I had an 1988 Chevy Cavalier once, and it did the same thing. Turns out, it had a weak engine mount. During braking, the engine would move just enough to cause the plug between the ECM and the wiring harness to separate slightly, causing a short.
bad o-rings or not seated and tightened down properly
Blown Head Gasket or Bad Cylinder Head