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Starting problems Hi I have a 2005 cavalier and it does not start easily. Usually I have to pump the gas or just let it crank for a bit. I have changed the plugs,wires, ignition. No light comes on and when driving it hesitates..

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It sounds like a fuel pressure problem. Does it start hard after it is warmed up or only when it is first started cold? Do you have access to a fuel pressure guage?

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