2000 Chevrolet Cavalier - power intermittent to front axle

power is intermitant to front axle as if transmission is failing. I replaced 2 spark plug wires with torn insulation, no help. I have never replaced the transmission filter in 20 years of ownership.

I expect your diagnostic skills are not as large as needed for this particular problem. Take it to a trusted mechanic.

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Is it revving but not accelerating? That would be transmission related and no amount of new plug wires will help.

OTOH, I used to own a 2000 Cavalier and I have an oddball theory. The traction control worked by momentarily cutting power. It felt like stalling. Occasionally it would kick in for no discernible reason. In either case, have a good mechanic look it over and see what he recommends.

Then your transmission is probably bad.