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Hard starting 96 cavalier

You need to hold down gas pedal and it will start right away the fuel pressure reg seems ok cant see any fuel leaking past

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Hard starting when cold. 30 sec to min crank. Runs good after start.


Hi Thomas:
Sounds like it's not getting fuel right away.
I'd be checking the choke, and also perhaps try priming by pushing gas pedal all the way down twice, spin over 2 or 3 seconds, then pump gas pedal twice again, then try to start.
None of this is valid if it is a diesel.

Sep 17, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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My Chevy cavalier 99 takes a sec to start I have to hold gas pedal to floor been like this fo at least a year I changed full regulator any suggestions it's a 2.2


if the car is fuel injected, holding the gas pedal to the floor will actually cut off your fuel injectors - which may make it worse. You need to check fuel pressure, you want to make sure the fuel pump isn't bad. Also, check your battery.

Hope this is helpful :-)

-Scott

Feb 19, 2015 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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My 2004 cavalier will not turn over without excessive pumping of the gas pedal. Battery, starter and everything else seems to be fine. Is it the pump or something else?


Try this next time you start it. Turn the key to the run position, do not start the engine. Wait 3-5 seconds and turn the key off. Turn the key right back to the on position and wait for 3-5 seconds. Turn the key off. Repeat the above one more time. Now try to start. If it starts right up you have a fuel supply problem. Either the fuel pump is bleeding off or the fuel pressure regulator is leaking. Pumping the pedal is doing nothing besides buying time for the fuel system to pressurize. Post an engine size and I'll help you locate the fuel pressure regulator. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using FixYa.com!

Jan 18, 2012 | 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

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1999 cavalier hard starting if hold gas pedal to floor it will eventually start.


Holding the pedal to floor should not do anything because the car is fuel injected...
You may check your fuel filter.. it sounds like its taking along time for fuel to start engine...
The fuel filter is located on the cross member just forward of the fuel tank....

Jun 14, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Have to press the gas pedal hard to get her to go bogs down


Well I would think start small. Look at your throttle cable and make sure you have full motion and it is tensioned correctly. If it is ok I would next replace the fuel filter, this is supposed to be done every once in a while (not sure of the mileage. Iusually do mine every 15-20K miles). If that isn't it your next likely steps would be testing fuel pressure and ensuring there is not a clog in the fuel lines. If you find low fuel pressure replace the fuel pump. Hope this helps!

Jun 18, 2009 | 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier

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Fuel leaking into vacuum line on fuel pressure regulator


sounds to me that,yeah,the fuel regulator is bad,it should not let gas into the vaccum line

Apr 23, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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96 lumina 3.1 takes 2 or 3 cranks to start


have a qualified mechanic test for fuel pressure....its sounds like a fuel pressure regulator

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