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Ok so, I have a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 4D. Its got about 135k miles on it. Just paid it off this year. I moved my car from one parking spot to another that was on a downhill slope, the nose of the car facing downhill. When I went to start it up again it wouldn't start. The engine would begin to turn over but it wouldn't ignite. At first I thought it was a battery problem. Its not a battery problem because it has charge and it does try to ignite. I had a friend who is a mechanic come take a look at it, we decided to replace the ignition control module on the car to see if that would work, it didn't. We replaced the spark plugs with brand new ones. It didn't work. We got a new crank position sensor on there, no go. The spark plugs work, we have seen them work. There is gas thats being distributed in where the spark plugs are. The two are just not doing what they're supposed to though. We took a look at the fuses and they're all ok as well. I had a friend said it could be the timing belt, but it doesn't sound like it. I saw it could be the mass airflow sensor. My friend who has a car computer got in and saw that everything is working just fine. Any clues as to what I can do or get before taking it to a mechanic to spend tons of money on it?

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  • Pedro Cabrera Aug 28, 2010

    55psi. Unplugging that and checking for damage or wear and tear?

    Sorry, I just looked up some other things online about the MAF. My friend told me later that this car didn't have that.

  • wmstalk Aug 28, 2010

    Try starting the car withthe MAP sensor unplugged, also have you tried starting while holding the gas pedal to the floor?

  • Pedro Cabrera Aug 31, 2010

    I've tried to start it with the gas pedal down. I'll try with the MAP sensor unplugged soon. I'll let you know the results.



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HI. it sounds as if you have no fuel pressure have you checked? Most likely what happen when you parked the car on the slope there was not enough fuel in the tank to keep the fuel pump cavity filled with enough fuel. Then when you tried to start the car the fuel pumps vanes broke away.

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  • Pedro Cabrera Aug 28, 2010

    My friend has a pressure gauge and we did have sufficient fuel pressure. There was at least a quarter tank, maybe a bit less.

  • wmstalk Aug 28, 2010

    Sorry that was the one thing you left out. You were so good at listing the rest I thouhgt it was over looked. Do you rember just what the fuel presure was and did he take a volume test? Try un-pluging the MAP sensor (manifold asolute pressure) you can reach the connector for it from the top of the manifold just a tight fit. You listed you had checked the data for the MAF sensor (mass airflow sensor) ? This Gm 2.2 does not use that sensor.



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