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Old 03-11-2011, 12:09 PM   #11
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So I'm looking at spending a lot of money I don't have on this thing? I traded in a perfect 2004 Cavalier for this piece of crap! I took it out last night and the Tach stopped working, and when I looked at how many miles I had driven and that the gas gage hadn't moved I decided to go fill it up. The DIC screen said I had like 306 miles till empty, but when I filled up I put over 11 gallons in! You guys can stop me at any time from listing all the problems! LoL!
we know all the issues with them already LOL. i had a 2000 SSei went through 3 transmissions, had every water leak you can imagine (RTV is your friend), the fuel door rot (which killed her), i also had my tach stop working which turned out to be the crank position sensor, fuel gauge inaccurate (changed fuel pump), bad hubs, oil pressure maxed at 120 (replace oil sender), and various other issues that i fixed all the way up to the day we parted her. if ya want some cheap parts to fix yours i still have lots left from mine which got destroyed last month
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we know all the issues with them already LOL. i had a 2000 SSei went through 3 transmissions, had every water leak you can imagine (RTV is your friend), the fuel door rot (which killed her), i also had my tach stop working which turned out to be the crank position sensor, fuel gauge inaccurate (changed fuel pump), bad hubs, oil pressure maxed at 120 (replace oil sender), and various other issues that i fixed all the way up to the day we parted her. if ya want some cheap parts to fix yours i still have lots left from mine which got destroyed last month


You are great! I tried to call the dealer to see what they can help me with.......but there too busy to talk right now! I guess I'm done buying from them! So, send me a pm of what parts you have and how much. I'm **** *** broke till june, but I still may be able to come up with something!
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will do. may take a minute i got a bunch off stuff
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I'll add here since it went unanswered, many seem to like flushes, I had had a bad experience and heard many horror stories. Flushing can stir things up and just make matter worse. IMO if getting the fluid hot, dumping, and replacing the filter doesn't help, the flush wouldn't have any better results and may be a negative.

Bill'* righton about the water. I've had a few radiators crack internally and mix fluids. The fluid become a unmistakably milky mess you can't miss. And will appear in the water and fluid. Often the water will overheat and scum fills the reservoir.
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Ok, so here is a new symptom for you. When I'm driving on the freeway going about 65 or so, and I let off the gas for a few seconda, the RPMs go from about 2.6 all the way down to idle! Now in an automatic, I understand that the RPMs will go down a little, but isn't it odd that it goes all the way down to 800?!? Or am I just reaching for something that isn't there?
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So some good news on this issue, I was able to get ahold of the dealer I bought the car from and they are going to get the car in the shop and get things taken care of! I had the fluid tested and it'* not watery, it'* just worn, which makes me worry that the car was raced! It wont go into 4th gear, and PMing Sawgunner led me to agree that the trans needs to be rebuilt and I'm hoping the dealer will take care of it!


Anyway, I thank you all for your help and support! I'm glad there is a place like this to help out! You all deserve a pat on the back............or at least a huge paycheck! LoL!

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