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Car hesitating 2004 Chev. Cav. when i start my car, the engine light blinks and the car putters. When I drive, i smell gas and the car sucks gas bad!! I have changed the ALL the parts that have to do with the spark plugs, includ. the coil pack and boots, spark plugs, the silver ignition piece on top of the coil pack. That silver ignition piece on top of the coil pack screws into the top of the piece that goes over where the cap to the spark plugs go- I changed that and the car worked fine for about 4 weeks. then it the same problem came back. I installed another new one thinking that the part was defective and it worked fine for about 4 weeks more. that part went bad again just the other day. could there be another cause of the puttering and gas guzzling? could another bad part in my car be causing the silver piece to go bad?

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  • whitewolf530 Dec 17, 2008

    I have a 2004 Cavalier Z-type with the 2.2 Ecotech in it .....yesterday car ran fine ...today it has no power what so ever ....changed plugs and no differance at all plz help

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It might be a long shot, but i have a 04 cavalier and i once smelled gas and had a putter issue. Turns out the fuel pressure regulator basically sits on the fuel rail with one screw on the side. Over time, the regulator either goes bad or becomes unseated off the fuel rail. In my case, both occurred. Went to O'reillys, bought a 48 bux fuel pressure regulator and replaced it. After that., no more gas smell and no more putter.

You could also have a bad idle air control but this would not cause the smell of fuel to occur, unless this bad valve is causing your pc to spit out an excess of fuel which is being unused or somthing.

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3 Inspect Fuel Injector Plugged, dirty or poorly connected fuel injector. car hesitating - grey_line.gif 4 Inspect Fuel Filter Leaking fuel filter or fuel filter connections. 5 Inspect Fuel Tank Punctured or damaged fuel tank 1 Inspect Spark Plug Wire Loom - Performance Improperly adjusted or worn/malfunctioning carburetor/fittings.this should help u get that fixed Helping one person at a time Shaun

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