1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

Category

Rating

Comments

Engine

Moderate Problems Occasional problems with this vehicle are the Timing Chain Tensioner (2.2L engine only), the Fuel Pressure Regulator and the Crankshaft Position Sensor. A problem with the Timing Chain Tensioner could result in engine damage. The cost to repair the Timing Chain Tensioner is estimated at $94.62 for parts $390.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Crankshaft Position Sensor is estimated at $11.96 for parts and $32.50 for labor, 2.2L engine and $33.80 for parts and $32.50 for labor, 2.4L engine. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Transmission & Driveline

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Moderate Problems Occasional problems on this vehicle are a failures of the Antilock Brake System (ABS) Motor Pack Assembly and the Wheel Speed Sensors. The cost to repair the ABS Motor Pack Assembly is estimated at $306.94 for parts and $104.00 for labor. The cost to repair a Wheel Speed Sensor is estimated at $89.99 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or applicable taxes.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is a failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder. A failure of the Ignition Lock Cylinder will cause the Anti Theft System to prevent the vehicle from running after it is started. The cost to repair the Ignition Lock Cylinder is estimated at $195.51 for parts and $71.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Accessories

Moderate Problems Occasional problems with this vehicle are failures of the Instrument Cluster, Windshield Wiper Crank Arm Assembly and the Headlamp Wiring Harness under the Battery Tray. A problem with the Wiring Harness under the Battery Tray can cause the Headlamps and Daytime Running Lamps to become inoperative. The cost to repair the Instrument Panel Cluster is estimated at $254.00 for parts and $84.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Windshield Wiper Crank Arm is estimated at $74.00 for parts and $104.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Headlamp Wiring Harness is estimated at $10.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

Overall

4 out of 5 4 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
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Engine Significant Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Transmission & Driveline Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
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