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My daughter has a 1996 cavalier 2.2l and it has a rough idle like a lug sound it runs fine and everything sounds great going down the road but just when it idles its a bit rough We changed the fuel pump in it a month ago ran great afterward and the external fuel filters changed head gasket a year ago car has only been driven since May 4th 2009 since we changed the head gasket it was blown when I bought it from my cousin. Always ran great for my cousin when she had it. Just need the idling problem fixed. MY thought is that the fuel filter got something in it it Sounds like a car that got bad gas? Could this be

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The fuel filter is only about 5 bucks worth of work/material. Most of the time you have to get 3/8 fuel line and clamps and a filter with male adapters and just cut out the old one. But it's still a 20 minute job. Also try some dry gas or fuel treatment. If you change it and it's still acting up I think a Vacuum leak or a weak coil is the culprit. Hope this helps.

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