blown engine, out of gas janitorial duties.
it might be a bent piton rod if you or water or somthing into the engine
check for clogged fuel filter, or faulty fuel pump
in most cases a bad crank sensor or cam sensor
if it tends to sputter and have no power i would suggest the fuel pump. it it is only after the car has warmed up, or a while after you start driving it might be the ignition module.
Car would either have to be running or alternator removed for bench test
I doubt that running out of gas will my the low trac light come on. I own an 02 Cavalier, and the trac light has to do with the amount of traction you have on any given surface. If you know a mechanic I would have them check it out.
Have someone check your fuel pump pressure,if you lose fuel pressure while driving,and then it comes back that would explain why it seems to start by itself.
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Possibly both of them are burned out (common). You were running on only one for a while and then that one burned out. The indicator would still be lit.
About a zillion things, one would be a bad fuel pump. If it will jump start and drive a few miles then die again replace your alternator.
Probably the catalytic converter. Have someone feel if there is any exhaust while you try to deep it running.
MAYBE IT COULD BE A BAD SENSOR. IF IT IS RUNNING GOOD I WOULD JUST IGNORE IT.
Sounds like an ignition module....
we would over heat
I think it would be difficult to find a muscle that is not in use while running
A light in your car might be on, running down the battery!!
Since the Cavalier is out of timing, check the timing gears and belt. It sounds like the belt has slipped and is causing the base problem with the car.
There are 2 fans that would be running while you are driving and that is normal... the compressor fan if you have the air conditioner running and the radiator fan runs to help keep the radiator cool while the engine is on.
The clutch start switch is bad.you will find it at the top of the clutch pedal
Ask your mechanic, he would know better. But, there is a pin near your gear selector that is engaged when you are in any drive gear, park or neutral, as well as when your key is in the running position, start position etc, that is not functioning properly. The pin is in a state of "feeling" like you are still in any one of those positions and you obviously know that you can't pull your key out of the ignition while your car is running anyway. So this pin has your key locked in the ignition because it thinks your car is still running.
Try checking the fuses. If ok, then it is a wiring or electrical prob. You might also want to check your ignition switch. it may not be making contact properly. I found this happening on my1991 cavalier also. If I would twist the ignition like I was going to start it again, but not far enuff to grind the starter, everything would start woring again. this would sometimes last a long time and other time not so long. So, with that said I would place my money into the ignition switch.
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