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I have a 99 Chevy Cavalier that usually starts right up and runs great. But after driving it awhile I turn it off and it won't start. The engine cranks but doesn't seem like it's getting fuel, not sure. Also I sometimes smell gas while driving. I had the fuel filter replaced and didn't fix the problem. It can go for weeks without doing this and then it does it again. Does anyone know where to start? Thank you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would lean towards the fuel pump, but... How dirty was the old filter??? if it was bad then the new one may have picked up whatever was left in the line. I guess I would go the easy route, replace the fuel filter, this time with the filter off crank the truck and catch the fuel in a mason jar til it is clean, you may need to drain the tank and try to clean it out if it is real dirty. Hope this helped Tim
Posted on Sep 23, 2010
SOURCE: Have a 2007 Jeep Commander
Did you got the fuel pressure checked.As you say it sometimes not starting and sometimes starting, this indicates that fuel pump is bit weak, its not letting fuel to the engine.Try spraying starter fluid to the throttle body and then see is it starting with starter fluid.When you face the no start problem like this at that time spray the starter fluid and see if its starting up right.If it starts then its fuel pump and filter issue.The pump is loosing its pressure.-------------But if the same no start problem with starter fluid too, then it can be air filter blocked issue or transmission trans-axle issue or shift bezel issue or it can be low tire pressure issue.----------
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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/2007-jeep-commander-sometimes-does-not.html ----------- This should help.Thanks.Helpmech.
Posted on Jun 13, 2011
try locking your car with the key and unlocking it with the key, leave it for 30 second or so between the locking and unlocking , the car thinks some one has tampered with it
Posted on Mar 18, 2012
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