Question about 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

2003 Cavalier LS 73,000 won't start

Car ran fine yesterday and this morning it won't start. It acts like it's going to start but never fires. I'm replacing the fuel filter right now, I am really afraid it's my fuel pump and I don't have $700 to get a new one. Any ideas would be great. I bought the car used from a dealership last March and it has been a great car until now.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 94 Answers

One way to check is get someone to tap the midlle of the gas tank with a hammer while you are cranking the engine.if your fuel pump is worn out usualy it starts.if not check to see you may have spark problem.

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,559 Answers

If it is the fuel pump,you can get an inline electric one for about $60 and use it till you can afford the other.

Have you checked for spark at the plugs?


Please rate this a fixya

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

  • Kev Al
    Kev Al Nov 26, 2015

    Again fuel is not a issue and plugs are new

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

91 5.0 LX, ran fine yesterday but hesitated when pulling into the garage. Next morning it would crank over rapidly but won't fire. dosen't seem to be getting spark. Any ideas? Thank You.


I would check the timing belt. If it is hard to access, then pull the distributor cap or valve cover. If nothing moves as you crank it. Your belt broke.

Sep 04, 2011 | 1991 Ford Mustang

1 Answer

My car was running fine yesterday and this morning it didn't start. got a new battery, replaced the oil and checked the fuses. everything is fine but car still won't start. suggestions, please


Check for spark and fuel. When you turn the key on you should hear the fuel pump in the tank for a few seconds till the pressure builds up. When you crank the engine there should be spark at the plugs.

Jun 05, 2011 | 2003 Toyota Highlander

1 Answer

I have a 1999 Chev Cavalier Z24. It ran fine this morning went to start it and it will start but not idle. Even with throttle open, it just dies. At times the dummy lights and the lighting system act up...


CHECK FUEL PUMP FUSE AND RELAY.IF BOTH GOOD.YOUR FUEL FILTER STOPPED UP OR FUEL PUMP GONE.BUT FIRST HOOK CAR TO SCANNER TO SEE WHAT CODES IS BEFORE SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY.

Mar 29, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Ran fine yesterday wont fire this morning


the most common cause of this is loss of the fuel pump pressure

Oct 14, 2009 | 1997 GMC Sierra

1 Answer

2003 Cavalier, fuel problem after accident


there is no fuel pump cut off switch on this car, it is possible the fuel pump module was damaged from this accident, u will have to have the fuel pump circuit tested for faults before replacing the pump, don't guess, this is an expensive repair

Mar 09, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

1997 chevy cavalier 2.4l intermitant starting


replace the crankshaft postion sensor.

Feb 25, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

2003 Cavalier LS 73,000 miles won't start


check and see if you are getting fuel at the fuel rail. the is a technical service bulletin for no start concerning the fuel strainer. the 03 came with a 100 micron strainer which clogs causing a no start problem due to low fuel pressure. should be 40to50 psi.
you can try tapping the fuel tank with a rubber mallet sometime that will getting the fuel pump working temporalily. also check the ignition module on top of the coil packs this part controls the spark. hope this helps

Jan 29, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Sucking air


vacuum line on the throttle body going to the pressure regulator is probably off of cracked

Jun 30, 2008 | 1987 Nissan Pickup

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier Logo

Related Topics:

217 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60792 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...