will a bad fuel filter stop a car from starting

Asked by Dec 26, 2015 at 02:47 PM about the 2007 Cadillac CTS 2.8L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car turns over but wont start and there is a strong gas smell after several
attempts to start it

1 Answer

It sure will if clogged, fuel starvation. I know little about Cadillac's but that is generic automotive knowledge. Now, I feel the need to warn you about the odor of gasoline. Whenever you can smell raw gasoline there is a source of gas that can cause a fire that can overwhelm you before you realize what is happening. Please be careful

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Cadillac CTS Experts

  • #1
    Brandon Foster
    Reputation
    1,310
  • #2
    Gaetano Viesti
    Reputation
    1,000
  • #3
    RushIII
    Reputation
    700
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac CTS-V
531 listings starting at $9,999
Used Cadillac SRX
390 Great Deals out of 9,232 listings starting at $2,250
Used Chrysler 300
360 Great Deals out of 16,732 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Charger
470 Great Deals out of 27,625 listings starting at $1,650
Used Cadillac DTS
67 Great Deals out of 1,566 listings starting at $2,750
Used Cadillac STS
46 Great Deals out of 985 listings starting at $2,500
Used Cadillac Escalade
223 Great Deals out of 11,032 listings starting at $2,888
Used Ford Mustang
759 Great Deals out of 42,755 listings starting at $1,300
Used BMW 5 Series
491 Great Deals out of 16,615 listings starting at $2,000
Used Dodge Challenger
273 Great Deals out of 21,247 listings starting at $6,999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Cadillac CTS For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 3,047 listings starting at $30,750
2016 Cadillac CTS For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 731 listings starting at $24,750
2015 Cadillac CTS For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 262 listings starting at $16,900
2014 Cadillac CTS For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 1,661 listings starting at $14,500
2013 Cadillac CTS For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 355 listings starting at $10,500

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.