1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2 from North America
1996 has problems
My timing chain actually broke in two places at 44000 miles.
Now I am smelling gas inside the car and in the motor (I have no idea what this is from).
When the timing chain went out, I had to get a new valve and EGR valve also.
At 44000 miles my left wheel bearing went bad too.
I think this year of the Cavalier has bad timing chain problems after reading all of these comments. When I bought the car, I changed the brakes and rotorsm and my driver's side ones were awful.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 14th July, 2006
23rd Jan 2010, 03:29
I've had my '96 Dr 2.2l for about over 3 years, & I had a fuel leak from the injectors that was coming in all the way to the driver's seat, & my mechanic found the problem (cracked inj. on the inj rail) & after a few tries fixed it, but had to buy the o-ring (kit $25) & I bought some used inj. at a junk yard for about ($10) versus paying ($100+) for new ones (took a chance worked for me). Just kinda sorted my chances as I went along.