Jul 22, 2012 · I have a 2002 Chevy Cavalier 2.2. L Vin 4 (OHV) with a manual transmission. The engine races when I shift to around 3000 - Answered by a verified Chevy Mechanic 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier overview; Chevrolet reliability ratings; Common 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier problems; Car Maintenance Schedule; Find 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier recalls; 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier owner reviews Hey everybody my 90 Cavalier z24 automatic its v6 fuel injected has some problems. First to start i changed spark plugs and did a throttle body cleaner. heres the problem. The car starts and idles a little high a little above 1000 rps.