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1996 chevy cavalier problem

I have a 96 chevy cavalier and just had the engine replaced and it will not start. It doesnt even seem like its cranking over fast enough to start, The guy that did the job said that the anti theft on the car is the problem. He said that the computer needs to be reset to be able to shut off the anti theft. there is a bad smell of gas when trying to start the car.

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  • spock1035 Nov 01, 2008

    i have spark and fuel but will not start.

    i disconnected the battery and it just about started but the anti theft light came back on.

    what must i do and or how can i fix it.

    it's my son's car. he went over to visit his friend and as he was about to come home the car would not start.

    we tried the turn off and no thing that i read some place else.

    the car was running fine just before this happened.

    what must i do or replace.

    please help. i'm at my wit's end with this thing

    thanks so much for your time. kirby

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    I have fuel and spark but it will not start!!!

    I was driving home late one night and everything was running just perfectly fine, then the car cut out but recovered, then about 2 miles down the road it quit just like someone turned the key off. I had to have it towed home where I started looking at it, there is spark and there is fuel but for some reason it will not start. I spray starting fluid in the intake but still nothing. I had it at several shops including the GM dealer and even they can't find the problem. If I don't get it going soon, it is going to the scrap yard and will be crushed.



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Pull the plugs and check compression ... becareful you my get fuel sprying out. if you get fuel the injectors are leaking causing it to flood the engine

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I swapped the engine in my 96 with no computer reset. You can check the fuel pump quickly by squirting some starter fluid into the throttle opening. If it fires but doesn't stay going, it is a fuel problem. Could be fuel pump or filter.

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My car did the same thing and my mechanic said it was the fuel pump. replaced the fuel pump and it been starting every since.

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