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99 Cavalier Turn the key you can hear the pump kick in and the car starts fine. The next time you turn the key and can not here the pump but you also will have no spark. Would a bad pump cause no spark? or is this a sensor thing? thanks for any help

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    Fernand Luc Bergeron Jan 02, 2011

    it seems to be a bad connection mostly. spark and gas are only together at the ignition switch so i would start there. play with the ignition a few times till you hear the pump running

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From my experience with cavaliers the fuel pump will only pump until the lines are full of gas and it will not pump again till the gas starts being used, your fuel pump it working fine sounds like but to anser your question NO a bad fuel pump will not mess with your spark, you might want to check your crank sensor, and also check all your fuses and relays. you have a minor problem that is all.

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