Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles
My 97 Cav has been a great running vehicle, have had very few issues over the past 11+ years we've owned it. The problem I have is that there is a medium-high pitched whine/vibration sound coming from the back of the car. It happens about 80% of the time and when the engine is going to die, the pitch of the sound increases and then stops and the car conks out about 5 seconds later. It almost always happens if I have to stop and go a few too many times, sit idling at red lights, or go thru the drive thru. It just doesn't like sitting still :). I'm not sure if the fuel pump is getting hot and stops pumping fuel or what. Most times I can let the car sit in the off position for a couple minutes and it will restart and I can head on home, sometimes it stops repeatedly and I just want to drive it into the lake.
I replaced the fuel filter at about 90-100k just to see if that was the problem and it made no difference. Anything I can try or test to see if that is the problem before I start ripping out the fuel tank and getting into this repair? I'm not the most proficient mechanic but I think I can do this repair. I have replaced my entire AC system and several simple repairs like alternator and serpentine belt in the past.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 AT 9:21 PM