My daughters 2001 Cavalier fails to start on an intermittent basis.
It will start up immediately for anywhere from 1 to 14 days and
then refuse to start the next (even if still warm). Cranks just fine
but doesn't seem to get any gas. Pumping the hell out of it for a
few minutes usually gets it going.
Replacing the cap and the filter didn't help. Local shop says the
fuel pressure is really low and suggests replacing the fuel pump.
My previous experience with bad fuel pumps suggest that the
car should have problems when running also -- not just starting.
Before I spend $370 to replace the fuel pump, I thought I'd ask
for second opinions from these newgroups.
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