97 CHEVY CAVALIER SHAKES THEN DIES... HELP

Asked by May 15, 2013 at 07:31 PM about the 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

OKAY I BOUGHT THIS CAR ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO. IT WAS RUNNING GREAT IN THE BEGINNING AND THEN ABOUT A MONTH OR TWO AGO IT STALLED OUT ON ME WHEN STOPPING AT A STOP SIGN. I WAS ABLE TO GET IT STARTED AGAIN BUT THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON AFTER THAT. I WENT AND HAD THE CODE READ AND IT WAS THE EVAP SYSTEM MALFUNCTION. I CLEARED THE CODE BOUGHT A GAS CAP AND IT WAS RUNNING GREAT FOR A WEEK IF THAT. THIS TIME IS STALLED WHEN I WAS BACKING UP. I WOULD START IT AND IT WOULD START SHAKE AND THEN DIE I WOULD TRY AGAIN AND THE RPMS WOULD GO ALL THE WAY TO 4 AND 5 WITHOUT PRESSING THE GAS. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO THE SHOP AND HAD THE INTAKE GASKET REPLACED. CAR LEFT THE SHOP JUST FINE AND AS SOON AS I WAS LEAVING THE STORE IT STALLED OUT ON ME. WHEN I PRESS THE GAS ITS LIKE IT DOESNT GET TO IT. ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS AS TO WHAT THIS COULD BE. I CANT AFFOR TO SPEND MUCH MORE MONEY. THANKS.

6 Answers

the TPS is my first guess (hey that rhymes)http://www.partsgeek.com/gbproducts/WC/3154- 01040833.html? utm_source=google&utm_medium=ff&utm_content=YN&utm_campaig n=PartsGeek+Google+Base&utm_term=1987-1991%2C+1995- 1997+Chevrolet+Cavalier+Throttle+Position+Sensor+Delphi+87- 91%2C+95- 97+Chevrolet+Throttle+Position+Sensor+1990&gclid=CLXW0Ymrmbc CFao7MgodhRsAaQ

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

my second guess would be an ambient air temperature sensor~>>>http://www.stockwiseauto.com/product_info.php/products_id/ 652478/fit_id/8851/Year/1997/Make/Chevrolet/Model/Cavalier/source/goog leps?gclid=CLWllburmbcCFbSMMgodbwYAoQ

coolant temperature is important too, if your ECM is going to puzzle this out >>>http://www.1aauto.com/1A/coolant-temperature- sensor/Chevy/Cavalier/1AACD00024/397863/1997? utm_campaign=gb_api_br&year=1997&utm_content=ACD&gclid=CPStrJ 2smbcCFY87Mgod7xgAVw

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

where man meets machine is my first guess, of course---your accelerator position sensor, or TPS on your car~ 'tsGotta be it, brother~

if that don't do it, start looking for a vacuum leak using an unlit propane torch~

10,245

Since you popped the Evap code I would look into that system. There will be a small tube running from the top of your fuel tank or filler neck to the front of the car to the Evap canister and then up to the intake manifold on the motor. Check the plastic tubing and components for leaks check the purge valve. The line through the cab may be tricky.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 97 CHEVY CAVALIER SHAKES THEN DIES... HELP 6 answers

    OKAY I BOUGHT THIS CAR ABOUT 4 MONTHS AGO. IT WAS RUNNING GREAT IN THE BEGINNING AND THEN ABOUT A MONTH OR TWO AGO IT STALLED OUT ON ME WHEN STOPPING AT A STOP SIGN. I WAS ABLE TO GET IT STARTED AGAIN...

    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Cavalier 97 anti theft override 1 answer

    97 cavalier antitheft activated

    1997 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Convertible

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2001 Chevy cavalier hard shift and dies 1 answer

    Car drives fine for awhile then starts to shift hard and dies sometimes when slowing down in stop go traffic. Also dies when try to rev it in neutral

    2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 03 cavalier speedometer went to 0 car jumps then dies and starts back up 2 answers

    Speedometer drops to zero, car jumps misses, then it dies, but will start back up and begin this all over again. I am a woman and don't want to get taken at repair shop. Please help

    2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1985 Chevy cavalier 1 answer

    I have a 1985 Chevy cavalier automatic. I went out to warm it up and when I put it in reverse it dies and now it will turn over but won't stay running.

    1985 Chevrolet Cavalier

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Cavalier

Looking for a Used Cavalier in your area?

CarGurus has 1,018 nationwide Cavalier listings starting at $695.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Cavalier Questions

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

#1 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 2,930
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,330
#3 mbar1
mbar1
Reputation 1,180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
851 Great Deals out of 88,872 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,049 Great Deals out of 78,601 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
613 Great Deals out of 35,405 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Focus
687 Great Deals out of 57,461 listings starting at $795
Used Chevrolet Camaro
246 Great Deals out of 31,906 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
1,014 Great Deals out of 76,977 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Mustang
621 Great Deals out of 46,682 listings starting at $750
Used Toyota Corolla
935 Great Deals out of 70,275 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet S-10
5 Great Deals out of 1,346 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,126 Great Deals out of 91,067 listings starting at $1,222
Used Ford Taurus
276 Great Deals out of 20,482 listings starting at $1,300
Used Pontiac Sunfire
344 listings starting at $3,495

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.