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My 1996 cavalier wont fire, fuel pump is working, plugs and wires are good, what else could be wrong??

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  • roschild Aug 06, 2008

    Had the engine rebuilt this year for 3600 bucks, ran for awhile then started having problems.  First hiccups while driving, then wouldn't start again.  With diagnostics..changed fuel pump, filter, CPU, most sensors,  and the fuel injectors are not putting fuel in engine.  You can put gas in the carb and it runs until the gas is done.  Yep...no electrical problems..connection all check out...can somebody please help.  It a 1996 z24.  thanks...email address is roschild@cox.net.

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Check your battery terminals and clean them with a wire brush if they are corroded and make sure they are tight. If this doesn't work check the following: Fuel tank empty?, spark plugs incorrectly gapped if they are new, if old- maybe replace them, possibly faulty ignition coils, then maybe the crankshaft sensor is bad or timing chain is broken. I got the latter of information from the Haynes Repair Manual. Check this stuff in order. Good luck.

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