97 cavalier problem?

Asked by Aug 11, 2016 at 02:42 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I pulled up to a red light today and my car shuttered
and turned off. I put it in park and turned the key
off. When I cranked it again the engine came on and
runs fine. As soon as I shift it into either drive or
reverse my car shuts off. Any ideas?

5 Answers

100,315

Sounds like your torque converter locked up, sometimes these will release after they have sat for a few minutes but not always, and if it does release and you can start and drive it do not drive it anything higher than second gear so you will have to drive it slow or risk blowing it up and proceed to your favorite tranny shop, if it won't release the. It will have to be towed to the tranny shop.

And I move to college next week. I thought my old cavalier would run forever. How much you think we're talking

100,315

Depending on what else they find but you could be over a grand.

100,315

Just might not be worth it.

Sounds like I need to attend church more often lol. Bad luck

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