Vauxhall Cavalier

The Vauxhall Cavalier was manufactured as a large family car by the British division of General Motors, Vauxhall Motors. It was produced from 1975 to 1995 and was marketed exclusively in the UK.

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Vauxhall Cavalier and the water system is completely oiled up is it the cooler leaking?

Sounds very much like the cylinder head gasket is leaking allowing compression into the water system. with the radiator cap off bulles will be seen in the water when revving the engine. A garage workshop normally use a sniffer to check for this, not too expensive to have checked.

What is the Chevy 350 head torque pattern?

start in the center then go to the bolt to the right top then bottom left then top left then bottom right and keep working ing that pattern until you get them all

Where is the bonnet release catch on a 1994 cavalier?

Its under the steering wheel about a foot towards the pedals.

How do you remove an F reg Vauxhall Cavalier radio?

You need a stereo removal tool (or you may get away with a screw driver) wat isn't immediately obvious is that where the tool goes in to the stereo there are some screws that need to be removed by using an allen/hex key. Unscrfew these and the rest is as per usual.

95 cavailer runs rough at idle?

Don't they all. Invest in a Haynes or Clymer manual for the car. The most common causes of rough running are having an aftermarket out of spec air cleaner and/or exhaust and lack of regular servicing. After that, check the engine and manifold (if fitted) earth straps for cleanliness and security. Check for air leaks/cracks around the inlet manifold and carburettor. Wear in the carb can result in an over-rich mixture at idle. The float chamber level may also be too high. Check the exhaust manifold for leaks and cracks. In the distributor, check rotor arm shaft for sideways play and replace the distributor as necessary. While you're in there, check the auto advance bob-weights and springs for equal fly-out. (you should be able to rotate the rotor arm a short way in one direction (opposite to normal rotation) and it should return on release. Check the rotor arm and dizzy cap for signs of tracking and electrode wear. Mark up the plug leads so you know where they came from, then drag out the plugs and check they are dry and have equal colouring of deposit; should be a light straw colour. Clean them and re-gap the electrode to the vehicle manufacturers recommended width. Take off the rocker cover and re-gap the tappets. If they are too loose the valves don't open properly. Too tight and the valves never close. While you're in there check the condition of the valve stem seals, oil can leak past them and be drawn into the cylinders causing lumpy idle and exhaust smoke on acceleration. As a last resort a simple compression test will tell if the valves are leaking. If the compressions are very different the head might have to come off; but before that there are several additives that you can try to clean out the coke from the top of the engine.

What is causing a clicking noise coming from the top side of the motor?

Most probably a loose tappet. Check the valve clearances. Or a valve could be sticking in its guide.If the lifters are hydraulic (unlikely on older cars) they might be gummed up. A good flushing oil will clear sticking valve and lifter problems.

Maximum height of car from ground?

In general and as a rule around the world, a vehicle's height should not exceed 14 feet from the ground. As for cars, it is also generally accepted that the height of its roof from the ground should not exceed 60 inches or 5 feet.

What is the torque pattern for a 1987 Mazda B2000?

Start with the center two bolts and work your way around in a circular fasion.



Don't forget to pop the valve cover and torque them again in sequence after the engine has ran a few times. If you don't the bolts will relax and the head gasket will blow prematurely. See the links below for more info.

How do you bleed a water system in a 1995 Vauxhall Cavalier?

rule of thumb on cars after 1970. heat rises(water coming out top of engine is hot). so disconnect the top and bottom hose from the engine and let the coolant run out (either into a container or into the gutter) the put a garden hose on full up to the top (not the cap) of the radiator and run through the whole thing for about two minutes. then put on the bottom and repeat. then reconnect the bottom hose and run through the top (not the cap) of the radiator so that water passes through the radiator and the block (engine) for about 10 minutes, or about 3 minutes after the engine reaches running temperature. when done with a quality radiator flush product the radiator clean enough for a coolant change.

Vauxhall cavalier why do the side lights come on when the car parked and the indicators wor sometimes?

If you leave the indicators on when the ignition is off the sidelights or parking lights will be turned on. Just an alternative to leaving all the parking lights on in order to save battery use. Eg if you are parked in a poorly lit area for a while.

Torque pattern on cavalier?

---- cambelt side 10 6 2 3 7 9 5 1 4 8 ---- 8v

M REG Vauxhall Cavalier battery went dead after not being used for 2 weeks when it was charged the air bag light has come on and now won't go off..anyone got any ideas?

had the same problem,eventually the rev counter stop working as well,look on vauxhall forum and advised to change alternator,did this and problem solved.

Where is the computer on a 1996 Cavalier?

drivers side footwell behind panel by bonnet release lever drivers side footwell behind panel by bonnet release lever

How do you open a cavalier with double locking when central locking has broken?

you should be abble to open the driver side door or the bood,and the open the rest from inside