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2004 Cavalier kills when at 1/2 tank of gas

About a month ago my 2004 cavalier just killed on me.  It took a few tries but it finally started up again.  On my way to the gas station, it did the same thing a few more times, and stopped once i filled the car with gas.  This same problem has repeated about 3 times.  Does anyone have an idea on what could be causing this?

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This could be your fuel pump on its way out.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

  • markguzzel Jan 01, 2012

    Change the fuel filter, every year change it!!!! Check fuses and relays ,inthe car and under the hood.

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