my 2001 cavalier doesn't use the whole tank of gas before it starts shutting off, goes down to 1/4 then starts running out

Asked by Apr 07, 2015 at 10:04 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 Coupe

Question type: General

Car acts like it is running out of gas, cuts out then picks back up, then i get gas and runs

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Check your fuel filter,may be stopped up,when you run low on fuel.

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If you've replaced the fuel pump the new pump's pick up tube may not be reaching the bottom of the tank. HTH. -Jim

Changed fuel filter, and fuel new one that was made in Mexico, it was cheap. Do you think it could be fuel pump.but it does good till it get low on sure it is down all the way to bottom of still has about 3 or 4 gallons lefted when it acts up.


I think it's the fuel pump. We had the same thing happen to a delivery vehicle in work. We replaced the fuel pump and when the gas gauge got to half it would die. HTH. -Jim

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