is my fuel pump failing?

Asked by Mar 30, 2013 at 10:21 AM about the 2005 Chevrolet Optra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

periodically my 2005 optra 4 door LS will give me trouble starting. i know its a fuel problem through various trial and error. when i tried to start it the other day, it wouldnt. i had my girl friend turn the engine over while i beat the gas tank and it started. commonly this would meen there is a fuel pump problem. seeing as a fuel pump for this car is upwards to $1000, i want to make sure thats what it is before i jump the gun and buy one. i also have susspision that its loosing the fuel prime. if thats the case, there are 3 sensors that could be failing. has anyone else had the same or similar issues? help!!

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I'd say it's the fuel pump, since you banged on it and it started. It shouldn't be $1000, the pump itself will run $100-$200, change the fuel filter, another $25, plus labor. Get other estimates.

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If you have a habit of running the car very low on gas, the gas is what keeps it cool..keep no less than ....say..1/4 tank or more

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What country are you in? RockAuto doesn't list the car under Chevrolet Optra or Daewoo Lacetti.

Apparently Canada~~~~~~The Lacetti was available in Canada as the Chevrolet Optra in two models, a four-door hatchback (the Optra5), and an Optra Wagon,

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and from wiki~~~ The Daewoo Lacetti is a compact car made by the South Korean automaker GM Daewoo since 2002.

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