1989 cavalier

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Old 07-03-06, 10:21 AM
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1989 cavalier

I have an 89 cavalier& the service engine light comes on after it warms up, then when you pull out from a dead stop it idles slow,then stalls from a stop repeatedly.Does anyone know what the problem can be? The car has 37000 miles on it , original.
 
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Old 07-03-06, 05:24 PM
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Have code pulled at autozone. You could have a vacuum leak. You may need to clean the idle air control motor or replace it, possilbly egr to. Thats about all I can say from your description for now.

Are you saying that just the check engine light comes on after it warms up. Or does the idling problem happen before or after it warms up.
 
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Old 07-03-06, 07:10 PM
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Dear hotrodder, Yes we do have the problem after it warms up& the check eng. light is on THANK YOU!
 
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Old 07-03-06, 07:22 PM
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Unfortunatly there are numerous items that can cause your problem. Numerous sensors, carb/throttle body troubles, computers, even fuel delivery problems. It is advisable to have code pulled at autozone or another auto parts store (most do not charge). You could also take it to a certified service center and have an engine diagnostic test performed, these tend to be more accurate at find the problem, but they do cost. In the end you may end up saving money with this service. Good Luck.
 
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Old 07-04-06, 12:14 PM
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Definitely have the Check Engine Light code pulled. Since most auto parts stores can only pull codes from vehicles 1996 and up, you'll probably have to visit a local car repair facility.

Your car already knows what's wrong...that's why the Check Engine Light is on. You should really have that diagnosed before you solicit advice from this group. You could spend hundreds of dollars taking a stab in the dark with our advice...which at this point is nothing more than a guess since we can't physically inspect your car in order to accurately diagnose it. However, the first thing every member here would do it you brought your car to them is pull out his/her scan tool and pull that Check Engine Code. It's the best place to start.
 
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Old 07-04-06, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jgoodfh
Dear hotrodder, Yes we do have the problem after it warms up& the check eng. light is on THANK YOU!

I say with that sarcasm with out clearly stating how it occurs we shouldn't help
 
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