Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Brought in to the shop i have used for decades. Was told…

Customer Question
Brought in to the...

Brought in to the shop i have used for decades. Was told maybe $2000 to fix it. No even sure what it is. Todays problem - car won't start. Yesterday it started and I drove it to work and back. It idled and felt like it was going to die out everytime I stopped. Drop it off at the shop and today they could not get it started. Just had it towed to my driveway and I turned the key only to hear noise but no catching to turn motor on. Nothing but and endless sound.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?

It is in park. I don't think I have wheel lock.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model of your car?

2005 chevy cavilier

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I just had it towed to my drive. I recently put $1400. into the car and bought 4 new tires. So I wasn't going to just leave it for the shop to dispose of it. Before this it was in really good shape.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not that I know of. When I turn the key it just dose not turn over.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Chevy
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 21 minutes by:
11/20/2017
Chevy Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago
Todd M
Todd M, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 1,764
Experience: Technician at Montgomery Motors
Verified

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. I see that the vehicle is not starting. Did that shop tell you what the problem with the vehicle is? Also, when you say the vehicle will not turn over, do you mean that nothing happens when you turn the key, or is it that the vehicle is trying to start but wont?

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Trying to start but won't. It is not silent there is noise but it dose not turn over or even connect at all. It was suggested that the -----train may be broke. Maybe $2000
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Really do not want to pay anymore
Chevy Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago

I understand. While trying to start does the motor spin very fast(like there is no compression) or does it crank slow or normal?

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Chevy Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago

If that you trying to charge $2000, then they must be replacing the cam shaft or the timing components. I'm thinking that the timing components may have failed. Did you here a lot of rattling or any type of noises while the car was running?

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No unusual noise. Just sounds like it is trying to start but nothing is connecting
Chevy Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago

Was it determined if the vehicle was getting fire or fuel. What was the $2000 being charged for?

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
timing chain
Chevy Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago

If this is the case, then the timing chain must have popped. This means that the vehicle will not start no matter what you trying. Here I am attaching the replacement information for the timing chain. The labor pricing is listed in hours and depends on the hourly rate of the shop. The price tag must be due to the fact that this motor is an interference engine meaning if the timing chain breaks, the valves are likely bent also. In order to repair this vehicle you will need to have the timing and the valves done.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Chevy Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago

.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Chevy Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 5 months ago

If you require more information on this issue and/or are not satisfied, let me know, please, and I will attempt to assist you further on this. I hope this information points you in the right direction. If you have any further questions or concerns on this issue, feel free to ask. If you are satisfied, and have found this information helpful, a positive rating would be greatly appreciated and necessary in order for experts to receive credit for answers provided. Thank you.

A positive rating does not close the session. We will still be able to communicate, and I will still continue to assist you with this issue as needed.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Chevy Mechanic: Todd M, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Just as a reminder, if you have found this information helpful, please, do not forget to rate the service. Thanks again.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Todd M Your Own Question
Todd M
Todd M
Todd M, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 1,764
1,764 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Technician at Montgomery Motors

Todd M is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Chevy Technician

15,289 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

Chevy Technician

9,357 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

8,866 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Chevrolet Technician

7,092 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

John

John

Master A.S.E Automotive technician

4,071 satisfied customers

A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Auto Mech / Electronics

2,918 satisfied customers

Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Chevy Tech -

2,734 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

< Previous | Next >

Related Chevy Questions
Is the Chevy Tracker 2.6 liter an interference engine.
Is the Chevy Tracker 2.6 liter an interference engine. … read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,357 satisfied customers
The asr and the service engine light is on. 1993 Chevy
The asr and the service engine light is on JA: Do you have the trouble code? Do you have a code reader or scan tool? Customer: No JA: Not a problem. You can work with the Chevy Mechanic to figure that… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
ABS LIGHT AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT FOR MISFIRES ON ALL
ABS LIGHT AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT FOR MISFIRES ON ALL CYLINDERS … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
2,363 satisfied customers
My 8.1 vortex chev engine in a 5500 truck. 2004. The engine
My 8.1 vortex chev engine in a 5500 truck. 2004 . The engine quits like you shut it off it restarts right away and runs good. This happened 7 times in 200 miles. … read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
The 1983 Chevy C10 305 engine will not start. this is the
The 1983 Chevy C10 305 engine will not start. Roy this is the truck that has had a rebuilt engine installed, new alternator, starter and every other part I could think of replacing by a mechanic. Now … read more
roy
roy
Associate Degree
3 satisfied customers
2003 chevy silverado 4.8 engine reduced engine power light
2003 chevy silverado 4.8 engine reduced engine power light comes on no power … read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,289 satisfied customers
Rough idle and surging engine power, then the service
Rough idle and surging engine power, then the service traction control/stabilitrac system comes up and check engine light flashes. My check engine light has been on for a while because of evap codes. … read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
Running engine stops or attempt to start engine fails, in a
Running engine stops or attempt to start engine fails, in a manner consistent with fuel starvation. Recently solved by installation of new fuel pump/sender unit, Problem has resumed approx two months … read more
Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,066 satisfied customers
Well, the check engine light comes on and then I get a
Well, the check engine light comes on and then I get a warning that stabilitrack needs service and it is off. Also a warning that the engine power is reduced. Got oil changed and it didn't do this yes… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,289 satisfied customers
I have engine on and will not start. It have a reduced
I have engine on and will not start JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded? Customer: It have a reduced engine light on JA: What is the model/year o… read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
5,038 satisfied customers
There is a tick in the motor, check engine light is on. I
There is a tick in the motor, check engine light is on. I have ran an OBDII scanner and received to 3 codes one of which is pending. So the the main two are P0341 & P0342. We have replaced the camshaf… read more
Todd Audette
Todd Audette
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
353 satisfied customers
Got a diagnostics done. No check engine light was on.
Got a diagnostics done. No check engine light was on. Mechanic stated: "Transmission oil pan/drain plug was found with shavings of metal and fluid smells burned. … read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,357 satisfied customers
Engine rattle noise when cruising on V4 to V8. Front engine;
engine rattle noise when cruising on V4 to V8 JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on? Customer: Front engine; 3-4 weeks JA: What is the model/year… read more
Todd Audette
Todd Audette
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
353 satisfied customers
Check engine light is on and autozone checked with their
check engine light is on and autozone checked with their computer code P2135 then it triggered code P0017. For P0017 this was already addressed as they changed a part for it already. … read more
Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,066 satisfied customers
The check engine light is on. The code is P1810. It is a
The check engine light is on. The code is P1810. It is a 2006 Chevy 1500. … read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
Started engine with remote! Engine ran for about ten seconds
Started engine with remote! Engine ran for about ten seconds died,tried with the key won't start ! Checked fuel pressure on a shrader valve ! No fuel!? … read more
Gary
Gary
Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
89 satisfied customers
1989 5.7 liter throttle body engine. I was driving, engine
1989 5.7 liter throttle body engine. I was driving, engine was running fine, and came to stop sign. Upon trying to accelerate from the stop, the engine would hardly run. Bad miss and backfire visible … read more
rpmdiag
rpmdiag
High school
7,492 satisfied customers
The reduce engine message and the engine light on and alot
the reduce engine message and the engine light on and alot if shacking when I started it this morning … read more
Jared D
Jared D
Shop Supervisor
Bachelor\u0027s
3 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x