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2002 Chevy Cavelier won't start

My car wouldn't start last week and I had it towed. the mechanic went out next morning and it started. He checked everything over and could find anything wrong. today I was driving and the car started coughing about a mile later it died out as I was going up hill. The battery works but doesn't seem to get gas. I am waiting for mechanic to look at it tomorrow. The car has 86000 miles I am wondering if I should look into a new car or if anyone knows what could be wrong with it

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It sounds a lot like mine, after doing some searching online I've come to the conclusion that it's the fuel pump.  This seems to be a recurrent problem with the Cavalier and Chevy is NOT offering a free fix.  You have to drop the fuel tank in order to replace the pump as it is located inside the tank.  The price of a new fuel pump varies as does the amount of time (quoted by various people) to complete the job.  Good Luck.

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I have a 2002 cavalier that had the same problem would start some time and not others on my car it was the wire harness that led to the acc switch in the steering column what i did is take the cover off it has 3 screws press the wires in and start then pull the harness if it shuts off then use a zip tie to hold it tight hope this helps

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