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2002 cavalier starts for a few seconds but wont run

I can hear fuel pump start and stop when i turn the key then when i crank it starts and stalls

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  • islandmasona Jan 05, 2009

    why does the car stall ?



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The Fuel Pump is Only Supposed To Start For Only A Second.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

  • Michael Fisher
    Michael Fisher Jan 05, 2009

    Maybe Inadequate Fuel Level? Fuel Filter, Could Be Alot Of Things Im Sorry What State Are You In? What Previous Work Was Done If Any? What May Have Brought On The Problem?



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