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No fuel pressure to engine

Took 2000 alero to a shop, who said it was cam pos. sensor, but that didn't fix it and now they want to go for the fuel pump ! But shouldn't they change the filter first. When the car broke down on the hiway it sputtered 2 - 3 time's and died, I sat there for awhile and tried to start it and it started only for a few seconed's like it was starving for fuel. it did this for 2 - 3 time's and then no more. I told this to the shop but they said the cam sensor....turned out not to be that. I cant afford to keep changing thing's that aren't the problem, I stuck on a fixed income....HELP !....thank you.Dave

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The Filter could be a cheap fix, and might work but probably not. Have someone check the fuel pressure, if its really low then you need to check to see if all of your injectors are "hitting". If they are then more than likely its your fuel pump !!

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

  • elrakeem Nov 05, 2008

    By the way, U will always need to change the fuel filter when changing the pump. I wiould suggest you have "alley mechanic" or somebody who know well to do this over the dealer if ur tight on cash.

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