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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Repair Histories

32 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. 8 of these members (25%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 34 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 34 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
166000 mi 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

115-horsepower 2.2L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Chevrolet Cavalier in New York, United States
- Dec 2010
120000 mi 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 Virginia, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2011
98000 mi US $178 cooling sensor, coolant flush 
101000   Thermostat replaced,  head gasket replaced, head repaired water pump replaced 
101000   starter motor replaced 
Chevrolet Cavalier in Michigan, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2015
104000 mi US $15 Charged the AC to make it cold again. System wasn't completely empty and is still 100% factory. 
106000   Replaced rear light socket and bulb. Old socket had deformed due to heat, which resulted in poor electrical contact. 
112000   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. 
121000   Had to replace the connector on the inline pressure sensor 
127000   Replaced muffler strap. Still have OE muffler 
Chevrolet Cavalier in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
144460 mi 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. 
145360   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 New Jersey, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2015
144000 mi 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.  
149000   3rd time coolant light came on. Dealer identified loose connection, fixed & topped up coolant.  
150000   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. 
157300   Blower motor making noise, replaced under repair warranty. 
160700   Car made loud squealing noise, dealer diagnosed as alternator bearing and replaced alternator with aftermarket part 
163300   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 
175700   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. 
176000   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). 
178000   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
130000 mi US $362 Wheel bearings, cv boots. 
130000   Ignition switch froze. Needed replacement. 

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