03 cavalier w/ no fuel at fuelrail or in lines (fuel pump)
I have a 2003 chevy cavalier with a problem i was driving when it suddenly died and wouldnt start again then i noticed that i couldnt hear the fuelpump pre pressurize so i replaced the fuel pump and didnt fix anything i am ready to push this pos off a cliff and report it stolen. ha ha please help
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Could be a fuel pump relay or fuse. These are both located in the engine compartment fuse box. I would check these both out. If one of those isnt the culprit I will help you push it off the cliff. Thanks for using fixya!
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I have an 03 cavi and it wouldnt start so i took the fuel pump out and pluged it back in and turned the key to the on position and the fuel pump works so i think it might just be the pick up filter. Im going to take the fuel pump appart and see whats up.
Generally when this happens all the time the fuel pump relay has gone bad. Upon starting any GM car up the fuel pump operates off the third wire on the oil pressure switch. When the oil pressure reaches operating pressure which happens in a few seconds the computer shuts off the current from the oil pressure sending unit and opens the circiut flow to the fuel pump relay. The relay will run ythe fuel pump until you shut the engine off. Replace the fuel pump relay and you shall have a good running car again
fuel pressure is your problem here. dirty or restricted fuel filter may be causing your problem or you may have a tired fuel pump. (if it stays running) if it dies you may have a bad pump. you can never go wrong with replacing the filter first. it is recomended maintenace.
It sounds like your fuel filter has gone it life time and now to dirty to permit the proper fuel flow if any.
Start with checking the fuel pressure at the shredder valve, you should have over 45 PSI i believe but could be wrong, can not remember could be 60 PSI.
If you can not check the fuel pressure, change the fuel filter first then see if it starts. If it does not, then it may be a bad fuel pump and need to be replaced. The fuel pump is electric and have a life time too and it may be at it's end also.
Good luck and keep me posted.