Could it be the o-sensor? or something else completely?

Asked by Aug 04, 2014 at 10:43 AM about the 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My chevy cavalier 2002 stopped running before it quit on me it would shake when first
cranked and if I would let it idle for a few minutes it would stop, but if I tried to put it in gear
it would shut off.

6 Answers

150,655

You mean o2 sensor? No. a faulty o2 sensor may cause you car to run with an improper fuel/air trim but not what you describe. Suggest an OBD scan to help find out what's going on

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

p0420 is one of the errors that came up.

228,465

http://www.obd-codes.com/p0420

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
150,655

http://www.obd-codes.com/p0420, I can't copy and paste the causes and solutions, it's copyrighted. But I can say there are LOTS of possible causes, your cat is not working properly (catalytic convertor) and one of the possibilities is indeed a faulty o2 sensor

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
150,655

at least we agree Tom

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

i have a 2000 cavalier and we just replaced the 02 sensor as the check engine light on. everything he adjusts it, if is ok for a few hours and later that day it comes back on.. it runs a little rough, he said he found a lot of water in the tank a few weeks ago. put dry gas in it and i put premium gas in it, hoping it will work its way out?? i know i am probably dreaming. any suggestions

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Cavalier

Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?

CarGurus has 1,080 nationwide Cavalier listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,830
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,260
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 1,160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
795 Great Deals out of 88,768 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Civic
509 Great Deals out of 81,680 listings starting at $558
Used Chevrolet Camaro
137 Great Deals out of 35,611 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
588 Great Deals out of 29,008 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord
718 Great Deals out of 83,067 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Focus
544 Great Deals out of 55,822 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota Corolla
764 Great Deals out of 75,602 listings starting at $1,790
Used Pontiac Sunfire
361 listings
Used Toyota Camry
875 Great Deals out of 92,512 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Mustang
325 Great Deals out of 45,932 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Altima
837 Great Deals out of 78,324 listings starting at $470
Used Nissan Sentra
471 Great Deals out of 54,194 listings starting at $2,000