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2002 Chevy cavalier 2 door won't start. It almost turns over, and does this a lot when it is damp and rainy outside

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  • George Hels
    George Hels Nov 15, 2010

    When was the last time you had a tuneup done where the distributor cap was replaced?

  • amyolson42 Nov 15, 2010

    Don't know. I was thinking it's the distributor cap. What about the air filter?

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It could be the air filter but I would first suspect the fuel filter. If it has been awhile since your last tuneup I would suggest doing one - including filters,oil, cap / rotor, wires and plugs.
You're on the right track with your thinking - good luck!!

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

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