Chevrolet Cavalier owners have reported 7 problems related to power steering pump (under the steering 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.
: the contact stated while driving 30 mph the vehicle caught on fire without warning. The fire department extinguished the fire and filed a report. Upon inspection, the fire marshal determined there was a leak in the power steering pump. The power steering fluid leaked onto the engine causing the fire. The vehicle was determined totaled by the fire marshal.
See all problems of the 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier.
While parked for several hours vehicle caught on fire and burned to the ground. The manufacturer indicated that the cause of the fire was due friction on a loose power steering pulley. Consumer attempted to start engine, but it wouldn't turn over. Consumer felt that battery appeared to be dead. Manufacturer's inspector said that the fire was caused by the friction from loose pulley on power steering pump.
See all problems of the 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier.
When my car first started acting up, the steering would kind of hang when turing to the left. I am not a mechanic so I thought it was the power steering going out. I changed the power steering pump which helped it some. About two days later my friend and I were going to school, while going around a curve to the left, the steering wheel hung again. I thought it would straighten back out but I was wrong. The steering wheel jerked to the right sending us off the road right into a tree at about 30 m\p\h. My friend suffered an injury to his hip and had to have surgery. My car was totaled because of severe damage to the front of the car. I never got the recall statement and have yet to. Gm has now said they will not compinsate me or my friend for damages sustained.
See all problems of the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier.
While sitting still, vehicle was rear ended. As a result of collision power steering belt flew off. Vehicle had to be towed to dealership. Jlg.
Motor belt slips when drivign through a puddle, power steering and generator is lost for approx. 30 seconds. Dealer claims that is normal.
The steering column in the consumer's 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier locked up. The power steering pump had to be replaced. The consumer received a recall for the problem in January 2003.
Power steering pump failed causing a whinning noise to come from the engine, a new idler and new belt were also installed. Nlm.
See all problems of the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier.
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|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||
|Steering Column problems||
|Steering Wheel problems||
|Hydraulic Power Assist Steering System problems||
|Steering Gear Box problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
|Steering Rack problems||
|Power Steering Pump problems||
|Steering Anti-theft Device problems||