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What would make a 2002 2.2l cavalier turn over but wont start

I turn it over and it wont start I think I smell gas so don't think its a fuel pump if anyone can help please do so.

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If there is was no check engine light prior to the problem (which would normally indicate sensor problems), then I would suspect that the engine has jumped time. The 2.2L engines, although they have a timing chain and not a belt, had issues with the timing chain tensioner. This wars out, breaks, and allows the timing chain to jump across the gear teeth, putting the engine out of time. This will cause a no-start condition, and if bad enough, cause valve damage that will require the heads to be repaired. The easiest way to check for this problem is to perform a compression check of the cylinders. If the engine has jumped time, the compression in the cylinders will vary greatly from one cylinder to the next and will most likely be lower than normal.

Posted on Aug 14, 2014

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SOURCE: 1990 Cavalier turns but won't start

dose it have an imobilser ?
you said you smelt burning from the dash but then it dont start ?
i suspect 3 things the imobilser is at fault or the igniton is at fault or the ecu could have blown an inturnal fues the first too are easyer to fix then the last .
all still may need to be looked at by the garage
hope this points you in the way you need to go

Posted on May 23, 2008

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SOURCE: my 2001 cavalier ran out

You will need to check the fuel pressure. You will have a connection on the fuel line to the motor under the hood. No fuel pressure indicates one of three problems. Fuse in fuse box, relay in relay box under the hood or fuel pump located in fuel tank.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Suburban fuel pump problem

release the traped air in the fuel line on fuel rail there is a valve stem hold stem in while circulating the key on then off 10 sec. then on then off 10.sec this will clear the line then while tring to start keep held open till running

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: my cavaliers fuel pump wont kick in when the key is turned on

you should be able to find a fuse in the line that triggers the relay

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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