1997 2.4 litre Cavalier, manual transmission.
When accelerating from a stop and through the first 2 or 3 gears, check
comes on and remains lit for 10 to 20 seconds before finally flickering
and going off.
This happens each time I accelerate from a stop. Doesn't matter if
engine is warm or
cold. Other than that, the car drives fine.
Any ideas what might be causing this? Thanks.
The codes are stored with or without the light, and some codes can be generated
(and stored) without the light even appearing. Not sure how your car's system is
wired, but it could be something as simple as low rpm low oil pressure, low oil
level, slipping belt, or coolant temp temporarily out of range.
We recently got my teenage daughter a '97 Cavalier Raly Sport.
Lately, I've noticed that the "Check Engine Light" have been on constantly.
I have not noticed any change in the vehicles handling.
Today, I decided to get it checked out in hopes that it was not anything
I drove it over to the local AutoZone and had them do a diagnostic check.
It came back that the fuel cap was at fault. He went ahead and reset th
system and said if the light went on again, I would need to repalce the cap.
Being an inexpensive part ($7.99) I went ahead and replaced it.
I am a happy camper!!
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