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2002 cavalier. Intermittently won't start. It'll be fine for a week or 2, then suddenly it won't start. When it does start it fires right up. It's got a brand new battery and alternator. Tried starting fluid today and it fired up then died, wouldn't stay going. Verified it's getting spark. I'm thinking fuel pump, what do you think? Thanks

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Could be fuel pump or the fuel pump relay and only checking the supply to the pump during a no start episode is likely to provide a valuable clue.

Don't ignore the possibility of an immobiliser fault...

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Try looking at the fuel filter, it might be partly clogged or just clogged.Locate the fuel filter, disconnect it and (I know this sounds strange) blow through it, if you get resistance of any kind, then it's bad, if it blows completely through with NO resistance at all, then it's good.

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Okay there should be a plug on there make sure it is pluged in all the way. If you have someone to help you pull one of the spark plugs out plug it in to the wire (Do Not Hold Wire with Bear Hands) use insulated pliers.try to start car if you don't see a spark from plug then it means that the coil pack is bad. If it does spark then it is possible thet it may be a fuel problem.

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What about the fuel filter????? Have you changed it out??? If you can spary something like a started fluid, that means it is a fuel problem. My last check, it has to be above 50-psi on the fuel pressure to make it run right. I had 35psi, but whould not get over 30mph or down hill maybe 45mph. Check both filter & pressure, but check pressure with a New fule filter!!!!

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SOURCE: 2002cavalier turns over but won,t start

check starter

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 1993 Lumina Acts like It's not getting fuel to start

have you considered it possibly being a the catalytic converter? Once it has sat for several hours will it start again?

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Hello. My 1997 Chevy Tahoe

Now you have a good battery & a starter that turns over the motor

Have you cycled the key on & off with a fuel pressure gauge on the
fuel rail?

Do you have a fuel filter that isn't over 3 or 4 years old?

Have you checked for spark while cranking ? Use an old plug on the wires,
if you have ignition wires,don't ground the wire without resistance

If you removed the ducting & MAF Sensor it won't start

Tell us what you checked & exactly how that was done.

Posted on Jun 09, 2011

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