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My 2004 caviler had a lifter tick so i changed the oil and the next day it will not start. the starter cranks but the engine just doesnt start almost like its out of gas but i know its not

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Is the car getting any fuel, have you removed the black air duct that goe's to the throttle body, and then operate the throttle in an open position to see if you are getting any fuel, if no fuel is present, open up the gas door [ this is where you put gas into the tank , and remove the gas cap, and have someone, or yourself put your ear down toward the gas cap opening, and have someone to turn the ignition key on but not to try and start it, then listen to see if you hear a humming sound coming from the gas tank, if no sound, then check under the hood, on drivers side in a black box that contains fuses and relays, check to see if any fuses are blown, and also check the starter relay, and the fuel pump relay. if there is a humming sound coming from the gas tank opening, then, i would replace the fuel filter, this is only if you didn't get any fuel, and everything else checked out ok.

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