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Starting problem 2003, chevy cavallier, manual transmission, 4 speed, Having problem starting. Have to try several times and play with clutch in order to start. Have replace the plugs. Don't what causes the engine wont' start.

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Back to basics, does the engine turn over, if so check spark(in line tester works best) fuel pressure(with a guage) injector signal(noid light), then go on to compression,

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