Chevrolet Cavalier owners have reported 9 problems related to engine oil leaking (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Chevrolet Cavalier based on all problems reported for the Cavalier.
After consulting licensed mechanics, and one such nationally certified airplane-engine tech-mechanic, being ranked in the top three (3) of the nation's aviation mechanics industry from 1981-1983 period (and still has qualifications authority), [and before making a fool of myself], the consensus/verdict [by these professionals] was agreed that it borders on criminality (and I quote), that automakers are using plastic coverings and seals, as the engine's oil filter housing caps. Known (industry-wide) to exert pressures in 'pounds per-square-inch' ( lbs/psi) and extreme temperatures that these plastic materials--such as the oil filter-housing caps, cannot withstand. They also strip. It was explained to me by the certified airplane mechanic that, to understand the effects of pressurization theory behind that technology, and the knowledge that fifty-50 to sixty-60 pounds (lbs/psi) of pressure per-square-inch is being given to the plastic caps from the engine's internal combustion will cause any plastic cap, housed under such pressures to fail. He said he was surprised it did not cause engine failure two(2) years after being newly purchased. He said the science that industry insiders do not want us to know is that the proper semi-precious metals, as aluminum, copper and the like are perfect conductors of electricity and heat, allowing the metal to expand/contract according to temperatures and/or torque pressurization of the 50-60 lbs/psi being release to housing. Even tampered steel would work as it would conform. But plastic once overheated will remain in warped state causing oil leakage in that area. This depressurization of engine physics and chemistry, a couple-to-few years later results in engine's crank case housing depressurizing to the point of cracking after pistons themselves giveway rendering engine being irreparable. My car should have flipped @ 70mph.
See all problems of the 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier.
With regular scheduled oil changes, no oil leak present, engine made clacking noises while driving. Taken to dealer for inspection and was told to replace entire engine. Contacted manufacturer and had to authorize complete engine tear down ($1900) before they would come look at engine (no longer under warrenty). I'm waiting for further details, but have been told that the manufacturer will probably not help in fixing this problem.
See all problems of the 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier.
Was driving vehicle when without warning vehicle experienced an oil & transmission leak. Nothing was working properly in vehicle. There were no instrument panel lights, also, transaxle was found to be faulty. Waiting to receive a new transmission from michigan to replace original.
See all problems of the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier.
I took the car in for an oil leak and found out that it had a blown head gasket and a cracked head.
Engine oil leak.
Engine cylinder failed, causing oil to leak. Also, power steering fluid leak.
See all problems of the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier.
The consumer took the car to the dealership about 4 times for the same problem which is an oil leak around the gasket. Dealership replaced oil pan and gasket. Still has the problem. The oil leak is causing damage to the car engine due to improper service.
Main seal leaked oil at 5000 miles, vehicle is hard to restart once it has run for a while.
See all problems of the 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier.
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|Car Stall problems||
|Gasoline Engine problems||
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||
|Engine Exhaust System problems||
|Engine Head Gasket Failure problems||