I HAVE A 1997 CAVALIER THAT SOMETIMES WONT START AND STALLS?

Asked by Jan 27, 2015 at 05:17 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

MY 97 CAVALIER SOMETIMES WONT START ON THE FIRST FEW ATTEMPTS
BUT AFTER YOU KEEP TRYING IT WILL EVENTUALLY START. NOW ONCE
STATED IT IDLES VERY WELL. ONCE YOU TAKE OFF DRIVING IT RUNS GOOD
UNTIL YOU GET READY TO STOP THE RPM GOES BELOW THE .5 THEN THE
CAR SHUTS OFF. IT WILL START AGAIN AFTER A FEW TRY'S BUT USUALLY
ENDS UP CUTTING OFF AGAIN. NOW I HAVE NOTICED THE RADIO DOES NOT
CUT OFF SO DOES NOT SEE LIKE A BATTERY ISSUE. I THOUGHT IT COULD BE
THE STARTER BUT THE STARTER WILL NOT CAUSE IT TO CUT OFF. COULD
MOTOR MOUNTS CAUSE SOMETHING TO SHORT? OR COULD A BAD CELL IN A
BATTERY CAUSE THIS..

3 Answers

35,075

If it was stalling because of a low battery, it wouldn't start again. The battery would be dead. Is your check engine light on? If so, you should go to an Autozone and have them read the codes. Write them down and post them here. If no codes, you could try replacing your EGR valve and TPS (throttle position sensor). If you don't wish to spend money on guessing what part is bad, I would first buy a can of throttle body cleaner and clean your throttle body and IAC valve. Idle Air Control. Here is a video on how to clean and dismantle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8GVfSYvjYk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrcaDh4xDLs

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

the check engine light is not on however i will check the egr and tps also i will try cleaning the iac i really appreciate you responding to my post reelin68.. also is it possible to be my motor mounts?

35,075

I have heard of bad motor mounts short out wires, but it's usually the transmission that is affected. If you do have bad mounts, you should get them replaced before it occurs.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Cavalier

Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?

CarGurus has 1,309 nationwide Cavalier listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,770
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,260
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 1,120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,182 Great Deals out of 83,205 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet Impala
953 Great Deals out of 35,423 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Civic
855 Great Deals out of 70,836 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Camaro
432 Great Deals out of 40,831 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Mustang
564 Great Deals out of 43,003 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford Focus
883 Great Deals out of 58,883 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Corolla
997 Great Deals out of 68,488 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet Corvette
270 Great Deals out of 20,560 listings starting at $3,688
Used Honda Accord
1,009 Great Deals out of 75,623 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
21 Great Deals out of 1,687 listings starting at $2,491
Used Toyota Camry
1,233 Great Deals out of 97,271 listings starting at $1,250
Used Dodge Neon
904 listings