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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Repair Histories

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Repair Histories 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Repair Histories

33 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. 9 of these members (27.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 36 repairs to 2002 Chevrolet Cavaliers--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier repairs by problem area

Chart based on 36 repairs.

2002 Chevrolet Cavalier repair cost distribution

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Chevrolet Cavalier in Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Jan 2013 US $250 Rusted radiator pipe had a hole in it. Two sensors went bad (crank shaft, evap) 

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cavalier in Michigan, United States
Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015 US $400 Clunking front right strut, replaced all struts and mounts. Front springs replaced. Tie rod boot torn, replaced. Transmission mounts showing cracks, replaced. 

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cavalier in New York, United States
- Dec 2010
Dec 2010 US $200 Replaced Clutch 

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 4dr Sedan

115-horsepower 2.2L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Chevrolet Cavalier in Michigan, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2015
Jun 2012 US $15 Charged the AC to make it cold again. System wasn't completely empty and is still 100% factory. 
Sep 2012   Replaced rear light socket and bulb. Old socket had deformed due to heat, which resulted in poor electrical contact. 
Jan 2013   Old AC compressor clutch started dragging on AC pulley when the clutch was disengaged, making a horrible sound. Replaced AC compressor clutch and pulley. Entire system is OE (ie 10 years, 110k miles old), so it has held up pretty well. 
Aug 2013   Had to replace the connector on the inline pressure sensor 
Jan 2014   Replaced muffler strap. Still have OE muffler 
Chevrolet Cavalier in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
Apr 2012 C $150 Upper mount of rear left suspension was broken. Upon replacing, it was found that the absorber was worn out and has also been replaced. 
May 2012   Front left coil spring was broken, replaced both left and right followed by an alignment. Changed pads and rotors. Replaced the front calipers. Slide pin was completely seized. 
Chevrolet Cavalier in Virginia, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2011
Jan 2011 US $178 cooling sensor, coolant flush 
Mar 2011   Thermostat replaced,  head gasket replaced, head repaired water pump replaced 
Apr 2011   starter motor replaced 
Chevrolet Cavalier in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2015
Apr 2011 US $300 Blower not working on low & medium but OK on high; also blower noise. Dealer replaced resistor, works OK now. Replaced the same resistor 2 years ago.  
Jun 2011   3rd time coolant light came on. Dealer identified loose connection, fixed & topped up coolant.  
Aug 2011   AC not working, saw puff of smoke, drove to dealer. Took 4 days to diagnose. I was told a coolant system problem resulted in compressor burnout, so associated parts had to be replaced. Seems OK now. Not sure if related to earlier problems.  Without warning, car would not turn over or start. Towed. Ignition switch failed, replaced, OK. Ignition system was replaced last year, adviser said the switch should have been replaced at that time, replaced system at no charge. 
Jan 2012   Blower motor making noise, replaced under repair warranty. 
Oct 2012   Car made loud squealing noise, dealer diagnosed as alternator bearing and replaced alternator with aftermarket part 
Feb 2013   replace wheel cylinders w. spring hardware replace radiator hoses Replaced valve cover gasket; I did not notice oil leak, don't know if that is preventive or symptom 
Nov 2014   Replaced 2 broken motor mounts. Dealer had quoted $3,000 for these and the exhaust, so had an independent shop do the work. Exhaust system had multiple cracks and breaks. Entire system required replacement. No symptoms! Rough ride, I questioned shocks/struts. Dealer said they need replacement. Because of cost and other problems with car, I decided to live with the bumpy ride. 
Dec 2014   Car would not start, just click. No prior indication of bad battery. Dealer didn't notice at latest check-up; battery 5 years old. Road service diagnosed dead battery and replaced it (sent the battery truck--replaced on the spot so no tow). 
Mar 2015   Smelled burning wires. Low-speed blower motor stopped working. Motor and resistor were replaced. Previously only resistor was replaced (2x in 5 years) Ignition system wires replaced. 

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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2dr Coupe

140-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cavalier in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2012 - Jul 2014
Jun 2014 US $362 Wheel bearings, cv boots. 
Jul 2014   Ignition switch froze. Needed replacement. 

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