Fuse, or fuel pump relay. check to see if power is reaching the fuel pump conecter just be for it goes into the tank if no power check the relay and the fuese if good check for spark if no spark try the crank shaft sensor and cam shaft senor it may have a low oil shout off sensor
check for clogged fuel filter, or faulty fuel pump
If a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier will not start, it could very well be the fuel pump. It could also be the starter or battery.
an internal cumbustable engine basically needs 3 things to run... Air, fuel, and spark... if you have spark, then you're not getting either air or fuel... check to make sure you're getting those things.
Problem other then Fuel Pump
Check for leaks in the intake manifold or a poor fuel pressure situation.
Check plugs and wires/fuel injectors/fuel filter
You can find a diagram of the fuel system for a 2004 Cavalier in the car's owner's manual. You can also check with local auto stores.
To test a fuel pump you need to check multiple things...first if the car wont start and you think it is the fuel pump start by getting a rubber hammer and lightly beat on the fuel tank from under the car while someone else is trying to start the car...if it starts you need a fuel pump...next you will need to check for voltage at the pumps connector with a volt meter...you should have about 12 volts...you can also check for fuel pressure with a fuel pressure gauge that you can get at any auto parts store...hope this helps
Your missing spark or fuel.
Check your fuel pressure first then go from there.
car sometimes will not start up right
If the security light on dash is on then it's a passlock problem. If not check the fuel pump first
Check to see if engine is getting fuel and spark
check under vehicle along the frame - follow the fuel line from the tank
Yes... the "Check Gauges" light will light.
First check the fuse for the 2003 Cavalier gauge. Next check the fuel sending unit in the fuel tank to insure that its working properly. Check the gauge next, then the wiring for the system. One of these units is causing your gauge to not work.
The fuel filter is located in the rear underside of the car near the fuel tank. Just depresurize the fuel system. All you need to do to do that is take out the fuel pump fuse and attempt to start the car a few times. Then go back there disconnect the fuel filter and check it out. Or you can just replace it. Its pretty cheap. Like 15 bucks.
Check for fuel and spark
Numerous things can cause a car to hesitate when trying to start. Almost always it has to do with the fuel delivery system. A dirty fuel filter, dirty injectors, worn fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, etc. Most often the problem has to do with what kind of hesitation. With a 1998 Cavalier, I would start with the Injectors. STP???
If the vehicle has not been tuned up for a while, check the air filter fuel filter and the spark plugs. It sounds like you have a problem either getting fuel or getting air.
In my 99 cavalier it means to look at gauges and check to make sure they are reading correctly. Mine goes on when I need fuel. Dummy light is what they are called.
Have someone check your fuel pump pressure,if you lose fuel pressure while driving,and then it comes back that would explain why it seems to start by itself.
Perhaps it was hit by a meteorite. Check for fuel and spark.
how many fuel injectors are in a Chevy cavalier
Check for Fuel in tank. Check Fuel Filter. Check Fuel Fuses.