Chevrolet Cavalier 2002 - Power train



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Chevrolet Cavalier 2002 bulletins
BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
POWER TRAIN
3447100170864t40e or 4t45e will not shift no diagnostic trouble codes. *tt2005-10-24
0160401/01/200401604A100071354t40e, 4t45e change in appearance of forward, second and reverse clutch wave plate. *tt2004-05-27
030729005A10/01/200303072900510004732Clunk noise from front end during low speed turns or maneuvers. *tt2004-01-02
03073003608/01/200310004381Transmission slips in 4th gear, stuck in 2nd gear or ses/tcs light illuminated, diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p0753, p0758, p1860, c1223, c1224 or c1275 may be set. *tt2003-12-04
03072900506/01/200310002861Clunk noise from front end during low speed turns or maneuvers. *tt2003-09-29
03073002105/01/200310002392Neutral flare and/or rpm flare while in drive, no 1-2 upshift, service engine soon (ses) light illuminated, diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p1810, diagnostic trouble code p1815 set. *tt2003-08-27
02073005012/01/200210000759Engineering changes to the valve body, pressure regulator valve, 2-3 accumulator valve and bore for 2002-2003 model year 4t45e transaxles and subsequent overhaul procedures which affect 1995-2001 model year transaxles. *tt2003-03-28
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
07073002510/01/200710023942Information on 4t40-e (mn4) and 4t45-e (mn5) front wheel drive automatic transmission valve body reconditioning, dtc p0741, p0742, p0751, p0752, p0756, p0757, p1811, harsh shifts, slips, no drive, no reverse. *nj2008-02-20
366910019228M86/m94 transmission information to disassemble third fourth and fifth gear. *ak2006-02-21
32533253B10017096Vehicle will not move in either direction. transmission may show over full. p90 4t40e 4t45e no movement drive or reverse. converter may be empty of fluid. *tt2005-10-24
03072900507/01/200410012102Clunk noise from front end during low speed turns or maneuvers. this service bulletin replaces 030729005a. *eh2005-02-11
030730021A11/01/200303073002110005579Neutral flare and/or rpm flare while in drive, no 1-2 upshift, service engine soon (ses) light illuminated, diagnostic trouble codes (dtcs) p1810, diagnostic trouble code p1815 set. *tt2004-03-04
030730012A08/01/2005030730012B10004722Transaxle or transmission slips, won't shift, no reverse, 2nd, 3rd or overdrive, erratic shifts. *tt2004-01-02
0143201/01/200310004412Automatic transmission poor acceleration, performance. *tt2003-12-05
03060303/06/200310001885Service engine soon (ses) light on and/or traction light illuminated, and the automatic transmission slipping or stuck in gear. *tt *jb2003-07-24
26100110/26/2001628029Subject regarding highline pressure after an overhaul of the transaxle when using overhaul kits. *tt2002-03-01
10073002407/01/2001620833Certain vehicles, with either the ln2 or l61 engines, have software that does not allow the tech 2 to display or clear shift adapts. *tt2001-08-31
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
04060402104/01/200410012584Powertrain control module (pcm) will not properly communicate certain on-board diagnostic test result information with non-tech2 (generic) service or test equipment. *tt2005-03-07
19090109/19/2001626218Subject regarding power train control module replacement. *slc2001-12-13
14060106/14/2001623596This message is about a flase diagnostic trouble code, p1683, which is the ignition off timer performance. *tt2001-10-29
29080108/29/2001620846Subject regarding pcm connectors may not be fully seated to the pcm. *tt2001-08-31
POWER TRAIN - AXLE ASSEMBLY
02073004811/02/200210006166Pressure control solenoid replacement for 4t65-e, 4t40-e, and 4t45-e transaxle/transmission.*mr2004-04-23
POWER TRAIN - CLUTCH ASSEMBLY
18070207/18/2002637293This message covers vehicles with the manual transmission and a complaint of clutch will not release completely after installation of the new spo clutch parts. *tt2002-11-22
POWER TRAIN - CLUTCH ASSEMBLY - PEDAL/LINKAGE
391510019423Clutch pedal stays to floor. *tt2006-03-14
0152201/01/200410005459Clutch pedal stays to floor repeat slave cylinder fail. sit bulletin 1405756. *tt2004-02-27
020731003A03/01/2004020731003B10004285Clutch pedal buzz or vibration. *tt2003-12-01
04180204/18/2002636556Customer complaints of low clutch pedal reserve or clutch pedal sticks to the floor. *tt2002-11-10
02073100305/01/2002634966Clutch pedal buzz or vibration. *tt2002-10-10
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
02072900102/01/2002631218Some customers may complain on a grinding or rattle type noise coming from the transmission. *slc2002-05-21
29080108/29/2001620843Information on vehicles exhibiting manual transmission gear noise. *tt2001-08-31
Chevrolet Cavalier 2002 Consumer Complaints
Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
10/21/2007130000510/02/2007
 Bought a 2002 chevy cavalier oct.2007, have had the car in for repairs to the transmission a total of 7 weeks. the problem seems to be electrical and cannot be fixed. each time i get it back it works for some time then fails and is taken back. it is currently at the henna chevy olds dealership in aiken, sc. *tr
09/01/200347000
 Shifter cable to transmission broke in half
09/09/200325000107/27/2002
 Vehicle currently has 37,000 well maintained miles on it. at about 25,000 miles a faint noise began to come from the transmission. it was only noticed at low speeds while decelerating. now it is faint at highway speeds and very noisy at low speeds. it sounds like a turbo-charger spinning up and down. mr. goodwrench has never heard it before and gm powertrain engineers say it is normal. i say it isn't. if it were normal, it should have been there when i bought the car new with 200 miles on it. this is the 4th j-body car i have owned and the second with this transmission and i have never heard this noise. this is a well documented complaint and no one is listening. i have been a very loyal gm owner who may well have just purchased his last gm.*ak
09/10/2003350007/25/2002
 We bought this cavalier in july of 2002, at about 3500 miles we started having transmission problems. it has been in the shop 5 times for the same problem. in the meantime the computer crashed on it twice. they had to fix it twice. they finally got the transmission fixed and then at the end of april 2003 the transmission started leaking fluid. i took it in and they got it fix. makes 6 times this car has been in for transmission problems. *tt
01/02/2002
 Vehicle would not engage into drive when consumer was driving or at a complete stop. contacted dealer. *ak
05/06/20020
 Consumer's husband just brought a brand new automobile, and while driving it home transmission suddenly went into neutral, which caused it to come to an abrupt stop. driver stopped on highway, and waited for it to shift itself. then drove it to the dealer for repairs. *aki
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
11/01/200414
 There were enhanced traction system problems which were continuous. the fuel pump was replaced and did not resolve the problem with the ets. *bf the trac off warning light had come on and caused the vehicle to completely shut down. the battery warning light had also come on. *sc
103/29/2002
 While driving, vehicle stalled losing all power, the vehicle was towed to the dealer who indicated that the pcm module failed. nlm. *jb
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
02/11/200429700201/18/2004
 When vehicle is in gear with foot on the brakes engine will start racing, and vehicle will accelerate on its own. driver has to shut down engine to stop it from racing. *ak
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH
02/01/2002
 When not putting vehicle into park,vehicle is still in gear. consumer is able to remove key and vehicle is able to roll.*ak
POWER TRAIN - MANUAL TRANSMISSION
10/28/2001
 Transmission noise/idle problem. i have two major complaints about my cavalier first: the 5sp manual transmission. i've complained about the transmission 5 times, and the idel 4 times. when i bought the car it had a high pitched noise in 1st and 2nd gear. i took the car back the first weekend i owned it to have it checked. dealer couldn't diagnose. i took the car back a couple of months later. they heard the noise and said it was the exhaust. they put a new exhaust system on it. needless to say it did not fix it. i took the car back again a few months later, they said it was synchronizers. tsb 02-07-29-001 serviced. again, the car was not fixed. but this time chevy told me it was supposed to do that. (why on earth would they replace parts, and do the tsb if it was supposed to do that) they told me i could get a second opinion, but i would have to pay the servicing dealership out of pocket. second: i've complained about this 4 times. when driving in bumper to bumper traffic. i have to slightly rev the gas to let the clutch out to make the car move. the idle will stick. i've had it stick anywhere from 2500rpm - 4000rpm. (the linkage/pedel dosen't stick but something within the computer, or fi is not right. dealers diagnosis computer controls the idle no codes no problem. nothing further was done. this problem has caused me to almost rear end other cars on multiple occassions now other than these problems i've also had to complain about the starter. it works 99% of the time correctly. other times it grinds, sometimes disengages, turns off, and sounds like a dead battery. the dealer also can't find this problem either.
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 Consumer complains of the transmission making a terrible grinding noise when in first and second gear. *jg