1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

The 1995-2005 Chevy Cavalier was the third generation Cavalier model produced by General Motors. In 1996, the Cavalier Z24 received the new LD9 2.4 liter engine along with the Getrag F23 5-speed manual transmission.

11,619 Questions
Transmission Fluid
Chevy Cavalier Z24
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

Where is the transmission dipstick located on a 1998 Chevy Cavalier z24?

If it is a standard, it's down on the back side of the engine. if you stand in front of the car open the hood. on the right side below the brake fluid reservoir you will see a small white stick . Lift it and pull it up. It's hard to reach and may be dirty as well; try to wipe of any excess dirt before you pull it. To top it up you need a funnel and a hose and some GM synchromesh fluid.

Computer Buying
1982-1994 Chevy Cavaliers
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

What should you look for in a new computer?

First i will know the processor,RAM,hard drives,ac os,windows ans linux

Starters and Ignition Systems
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How do you replace the solenoid on your car?

Go to the autoparts store and buy a new one. To install is easy and most of the time it comes with instructions. If not, just take off the neg on your battery and use a screw driver and should be two screws and it will be on your right hand side.

1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers
European Ford
Malcolm X

How many ford sierras are left on the road?

well ive got 2 so that helps a little great cars

well ive got 2 so that helps a little great cars

well ive got 2 so that helps a little great cars

I left on on the road a couple of years ago. Piece of crap.

Transmissions and Drivetrains
Transmission Fluid
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

When does transmission go out?

All car manufacturers provide a detail information regarding the use/Drive and servicing of a car this contain the automatic or manual Transmission too. If you have driven your car in between 12000 to 15000 miles then its important to have a service. This consist of changing the fluid, filter, and servicing of other parts as well. Other wise the Transmission will definitely stop responding as your instructions.

Cars & Vehicles
Transmissions and Drivetrains
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

Why is the automatic transmission stuck in drive and the shifter just moves freely on a 1997 Chevy Cavalier?

It sounds like the transmission shifter linkage is disconnected.

Chevy Silverado
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

Where is the oxygen sensor located on a 2005 Chev Suburban?

They are in the exhaust system/pipe. Just start at the engine and follow the exhaust back to the muffler and you will see them. They are about 3 inches long with a electric wire hooked to them. They just screew out. I believe ther is 3 of them but there might be 4. just look at the exhaust pipe real good.

On the 8.1 engine, two are located ahead of the catalytic converters in the exhaust headers and two in the tail pipes after the catalytic converters.

Ford F-150
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers
Suzuki Sidekick

How do you remove the ignition switch on a 1989 Suzuki Sidekick?

make a steering wheel puller

RULE 1, all cars, DEFEAT ALL AIR BAGS first , can kill any mechanic.

89 dont have them but... other read this and get silly.

pull wheel. (yes, the plastics, come off, that is on all cars.so... obvious, no ?)

yes remove the big nut first, and yes, like all cars, use a center punch and mark

the center shaft and wheel so you dont have to do the drive and find center trick.

wheel off.

loosen bottom 4 nuts where column hits fire wall . (at toes) 4 turns each,about.

remove top and bottom covers plastic.

remove column clamp. bolts 2.

column drops.

see antithieft bolts on top, take a small cold chisle and wack them ccw.

they unscrew. , remove lid.

pull switch assembly from column.

now you can work on it. no other way. its is anti-theft protected so pin locks are on the rear.

the puller is , a flat bar or angle iron (HRS) you drill 2 holes that align with

the 2 matching holes in the wheel. the buy 2 long metric bolts. ACE hardware!

bingo , a puller.

details 2, some guys must ham fist it off, banging hard upward with too fits.

wear a hockey mask so nose dont get broke.

this poster below never read my list, it says "remove top and bottom covers plastic." not clear?

Getting started part 1First thing u need to do is remove the plastic from around the steering column and after that u should be able to see the ignition switch inside their and.... well i dont know anything from here on out. good luck.
Car Horns
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

Legal hours you can sound your horn?

you cant sound your horn between 11:30pm and 7am

Air Conditioning and Coolant
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

What kind of freon goes in a 1999 Chevy Cavalier?


Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Ford Contour
Turn Signals and Hazard Lights
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How do you replace headlight and turn signal bulbs on a Contour - Mystique?

There are 3 screws holding the headlight assembly/lens in place:

  • 2 are readily identifiable at each end of the front-top of the lens
  • The 3rd is set towards the back and lower.

Remove those 3 and the whole lens comes out for easy bulb replacement.

By the way, this is detailed and illustrated in the Owners Manual - See "Related Questions" below for more

head light removel on a 98 contourthere is three screws on each headlight housing open the hood and remove the screws theres two on top and one hiding behind the rad support after removing the screws grab the sides of the lights and pull out it should be a little tuff but it will pull out its preety much the same to put it back in

Pop the hood turn on the lights hit the high beams locate the wire (connector) at the back of the headlamp assembly a quarter turn of the "boot" to the left should release it pull it out carefully twist out the bulb take the bulb with you to a parts store buy bulb reverse procedure!


I would bet that it has some release clips at the back of the headlamp assembly. That's right the lenses are part of the assembly. A lot have a long flat plastic retaining clip that slides in from the top to lock a protruding pin into the sheet metal holder. I don't have one to look at to give you a definite answer about removing the assembly but my reply is mainly to let you know that if you are looking to replace them because they have clouded up then you should look for someone to polish and coat them instead. There are a few businesses popping up that do that now. I saw one locally called Clean & Clear or something like that. Try a search or check with some of your local used car dealers, those guys seem to do a lot of them for dealers.

You can also polish them yourself with a liquid compound like Blue Magic (for one) plexiglass and plastic polish that Pep Boys or other parts stores sell. Use an orbital polisher or low speed angle polisher designed for polishing automotive paint. It only takes about 5 min. each. The only problem is that it (obviously) only helps the cloudiness on the outside and doesn't last very long, maybe 2-4 months. The pros that do that for a living actually use something to coat it that keeps them clear.

Good luck

go to the blown bulb open the hood directly behind the bulb is a sort of cap with wires coming out of it give that a quarter to half turn and the light should pop out check the bulb for any retainer clips if none simply pull out the old bulb and put in the new one.(do not touch any glass surfaces on the new bulb the oil on your hands will cause the new bulb to develop a hot spot and burn out prematurely

The easiest way is to remove the entire headlight assembly. There are two screws on top, easy to see, and one down behind holding a long piece of metal attached to the head light. Remove the headlight and replace the bulbs. Install is reverse.

Windshields and Wipers
Chevy Cavalier
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

What size of windshield wipers does a 1995-2005 Chevy Cavalier need?

1995-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Replacement Wiper Blades:

  • Driver side: 22"
  • Passenger side: 17"
Ford Explorer
Ford F-150
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How do you remove or change the ignition switch lock cylinder on a 1995 ford 150?

Steps to remove and replace the lock cylinderTo Remove the Lock Cylinder1: Remove the cover UPPER/LOWER) from the steering column(usually 2 Phillips screws in lower cover, directly behind the steering wheel.

2: Turn the key to the run position (the position before start).

3: Using a small diameter object (paper clip) slide the wire into the hole located underneath the ignition switch on the underside of the column. While pushing up on the pin in the hole, turn the key and pull outward. The tumbler should release and come out.

4: To replace, turn the key in the new cylinder to run.

6: Place the cylinder in the column where the old one came out.

7: Turn the key to the off position and the cylinder is now locked in place.

Cars & Vehicles
Auto Parts and Repairs
Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

What causes a vehicle to lose heat?

This happened to us on our Toyota. We had to replace the Thermostat. But make sure you follow the directions carefully b/c if it is not put in a certain way it will not work properly.

What is your coolant level? If it isn't full, make it full.

The thermostat may be stuck open. It is supposed to close when the temp falls below normal.

Outside temperature is a factor. In extreme cold, the radiator will cool much quicker.

Bad head gasket. If the head gasket is weak, it may allow engine coolant to seap into a cylinder and be thrown out through the exhaust. The engine may operate normally but there would more than likely be little or no heat and you would see white smoke coming from your tail pipe.. alot of smoke. (had this happen before).

All the other answers could cause it. Also not mixing the proper ratio of water to anti-freeze or using straight anti-freeze can cause it.

This is a good question and some of the answers are good, however i don't agree with using straight anti-freeze. I perfer to use straight anti-freeze and that's all we use at the radiator shop that i have worked at for the past 10 years. I think the biggest answer that's been over looked it that your heater core could be plugged up. This is usually easy to diganose. If the engine is up to temperature BOTH hoses going to it should be hot to the touch. If one is cold and the other is hot, your heater core is plugged up. The easiest way to fix this yourself is to go to a car wash that has a wand that u can use. remove both the hoses that go to the heater core and "flush" it out both ways with the wand. Be care full cause to much pressure can make the heater core leak. As far as the thermostat being stuck shut that problem that's easy to diganose also. If the engine is up to temperature the top and bottom radiator hoses should be hot to the touch. If one is cold and the other is hot then there is not proper anti-freeze flow and you need to replace the thermostat.


all good answers : also make sure your radiator cap is sealing if not most heat will escape as engine is running..

Possibilities include: a thermostat that has failed in the open position, low coolant level, air trapped in the coolant system, and a clooged or bad heater core. If your thermostat and coolant level are fine, and you don't have anitfreeze coming out of your cabin heater vents ( this indicates a leaking heater core) or dripping on the floor, I would try flushing out the heater core with a simple old garden hose. It worked like a charm for my mothers car. Keep up with coolant flushes to keep the system clean of dirt and corrosion.

all very good answers!!!, you have to remember that also if you have a bad thermostat that ( all ) of your emission devices they too will not operate the proper way, so as far as if your thermostat goes if it is bad not only no heat but bad operating emission devices, i learned that the hard way... .

Transmission Fluid
1982-1994 Chevy Cavaliers
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How do you take out a '97 Chevy Cavalier transmission?

well its a job alright you take a 6 by 6 or 8 by 8 wood post and put in under your hood from top of fender to fender and get a log chain and chain the motor up .the you take the tire off pop out lower ball joints steering ,arm ,cv axles then go back to the top unplug all switches and loosen and break free the two lines trannsmission line (metal) after you get everything unplug you have to remove the subframe and tranny mount then get a jack under the tranny and loosen the bellhousing bolts then the torque converter bolts and any plug or line take it loose and the let the jack down Stanley little at yahoo.com

get 3 people or 2 strong guys and take it out the bottom. and if you don't take the front bumper off and the windshield washer fluid tank it will be a tight fit.

Windshields and Wipers
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

What size windshield wipers on a 1995-2005 Chevy cavalier?

1995-2005 Chevrolet Cavalier Replacement Wiper Blades:

  • Driver side: 22"
  • Passenger side: 17"
Ford Escape
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

Where do you get a 3.5 mm Allen wrench?

Click on the related link below to go to a site that sells this watch.

They only ship with the U.S. though when I inquired on September 18, 2010.

Check Engine Light
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

Omg engine light is on stays on but car runs fine?

When the check engine light is on it simply means that the computer has detected a problem somewhere. You'll need to take the vehicle to someone who can read the computer fault code or take the vehicle to an automotive parts store that will allow you to borrow, rent or buy a code scanner.

Don't try to guess what's wrong, you'll just get frustrated and put a lot of unnecessary parts in your vehicle.

Other responses have been moved to the discussion page.

Auto Parts and Repairs
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

If you replaced both cv's and now the car shudders on acceleration then replaced both again and still same thing what could be the problem?

Is this an automatic tranny? If so, an incorrect fluid type may have been put into the trans after replacing the axles causing a shudder.

Check all motor/trans mounts.It needs a front end alignment, you move the setting when youchenged the cvjoints.

answercvs should not make car shudder on acceleration i would try wheel alignment, and check drive shaft U-joints

Poor or low quality axles - like you might buy at Checker or O'Reiley can sometimes cause this sort of shudder or vibration. I have never had this issue when using OEM parts, however they are much more costly.

Toyota Echo
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

How do you reset the service light on a Toyota Echo?

I just reset a 04 Toyota RAV 4 with the same method as I saw used on a Honda.

1) Press and hold in the trip/odometer stick where the mileage is displayed (near speedometer).

2) Turn the key and wait for about 5 seconds... light goes out (as long as nothing else is wrong I assume)

3) Don't forget to change oil!!!

Air Conditioning and Coolant
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers
Air Compressors

How do you install the air conditioning parts to the compressor on a 1997 Chevy Cavalier?

what parts

Air Conditioning and Coolant
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

What kind of freon does a 2000 Chevy Cavalier use?


Transmissions and Drivetrains
Chevy Silverado
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

Where is the torque converter lock up wire on a 47RE transmission?

Im looking to find out the same thing. I know where it is in a wiring harness behind the air cleaner, but not on the transmission. I want to disable mine until I can get a valve body that puts out higher pressure. Seems the pressure line can be too low if you've moded your engine at low rpms.


It is in the plug on the driver side of the transmission that is behind the shift linkage.

1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers
VW Golf

98 vw golf airbag light came on after removing steering column to replace ignition switch all conectors plugged back in correctly airbag light on solid no flashing how can you get it to go off?

You will need to have the system checked for codes. The light will stay on until the cause of the code is repaired.

Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Ford Ranger
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

What could be wrong with brake lights if not the switch bulbs or fuses?

Sounds like you've been doing some guessing! You need to find where the power stops. Use a test light at the sockets. If no power, go to the wire to the socket. When you find where power goes in but doesn't come out, you have your answer. Assuming there is one answer. There is also a possibility of a ground problem. Good luck. If it uses the same bulbs for brake lights and rear turn signal lights, it's possible that the turn signal switch is faulty. On these designs, the brake light circuit runs through the turn signal switch so that when you turn, the brake light for that side is disconnected, allowing the bulb on that side to blink (otherwise the bulb would stay on steady for the brake light function).


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