97' Cavalier- Will somebody plz help!

Tiny
CJ
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  • 1997 FORD
I own a 1997 Chevy Cavalier. Here's the issue. Sorry to say I do not know alot about cars. My car will stall out or something, when I sit at a stoplight or drive -thru. But it seems to only do this when and after the car has warmed up or been drivin a good distance. It will stay running but when you step on the gas pedal nothin u might just move a lil' almost like a steady slow jerk movement. There almost like there is no reving to the engine. Also the break pedal locks up. It's like it dies but stays running, real sluggish. I have to turn the car off put it in park and turn it over again to get it to go, but of course it will do it again as soon as I come to a stop. I have had people tell me several things it could be, such as crank shaft position censor, fuel filter, (map) censor, sludge in the tank, cataletic convertor, tune-up etc. Well I have given it the tune-up, changed temperature and cold censors, and the crank shaft censor. PLZ someone help me out i'm desperate. My family needs this car and were still paying on it, We just cant afford to take it to the dealers. Oh and yes the check engine like is getting annoying.
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Thursday, January 5th, 2006 AT 7:14 PM

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Tiny
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HI, I have a 1998 cavalier and the check engine light was on when I got the car, the code it gave us was for the coolant sensor, we fixed that and it still kept doing it, the car ran rough and the transmission shifted rought and the gas mileage wasn't as good,
the temp gauge also didn't work. The computer was getting faulty info because of this. Turns out it was a bad ground and a bad pigtale wiring in the wiring harness. A guy that is good at tracing wires fixed it, and it runs beautifully now. I had no idea bad wiring would do all that. You can't even feel it shift now and the gauge is working and the check engine light stays off now. Hope this helps. Linda :-)
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Wednesday, February 1st, 2006 AT 7:21 AM

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