2001 chevy cavalier-turns over bt wont start right away?

25

Asked by Aug 16, 2015 at 04:57 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Base Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

so, here the just, I have a 2001 Chevy cavalier. it was running great . two days ago when starting it turned over and struggled to start. got to work and let it sit for six hours got off work turned key again struggled to start. the next morning checked battery, spark plugs and all my fluids ; added trans fluid and started not problem. what could be causing this to happen?

1 Answer

20

Sounds like fuel filter or the fuel pump may be going. When you turn on the ignition, without cranking it, you should hear the fuel pump make a buzzing noise. If you have that, the pump should be OK, in which case it may be the filter, or perhaps clogged injectors. If you can get it started again, add some fuel injector cleaner to the fuel tank and take it for a good drive. Good luck!

Your Answer

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

  • #1
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    3,010
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,360
  • #3
    mbar1
    Reputation
    1,220
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,089 Great Deals out of 71,629 listings starting at $1,896
Used Chevrolet Impala
509 Great Deals out of 33,661 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Camaro
402 Great Deals out of 30,568 listings starting at $3,550
Used Honda Civic
818 Great Deals out of 72,384 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford Mustang
683 Great Deals out of 38,281 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Accord
1,064 Great Deals out of 60,941 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Focus
730 Great Deals out of 52,697 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Corolla
894 Great Deals out of 56,787 listings starting at $1,099
Used Toyota Camry
1,048 Great Deals out of 70,231 listings starting at $295
Used Pontiac Sunfire
313 listings starting at $2,100
Used Nissan Sentra
529 Great Deals out of 48,737 listings starting at $1,997
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
28 Great Deals out of 2,742 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,107 Great Deals out of 166,925 listings starting at $1,498

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.