I recently bought a 2001 Chevy Cavalier with 85,000 miles in October 2014. Since that time, I’ve fixed the brakes, done emissions testing, etc. But recently the car started to act funny: the trac off and engine light would appear and then the shift between 1 / 2 gear or 2 / 3 would rev up high. I’d stop, pull over, turn off, turn on, and then continue. I was worried, so I took and the mechanic changed the transmission fluid. However, the problem is getting worse. I was driving, the trac off and engine light came on, and about 30-secs later the oil and battery light appear and the car shuts off. I took it back in and they ran tests to check it, but have no idea what the problem could be. I don’t drive my car very frequently, mostly weekends to visit my family who live about an hour 1/2 from me. But so far everytime I drive it, the car stops.
Some suggestions I’ve heard:
– low fuel injection?
– wheel speed sensors
I don’t have a lot of money and am hoping that suggestions and ideas on here can help me avoid paying too much for trouble shooting. Additionally, I drive home to be with my family because my sister is battling with cancer. It is important to me to try and solve this problem as soon as possible.
Any help is greatly appreciated.