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Chevrolet Cavalier Replace Fuel Filter Every 30,000 to Prevent Fuel Pump Failure

Chevrolet Cavalier Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005

Engines Affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 106,502 mi (40,000 mi - 219,250 mi)


The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart.

  • Visitor, , 124,000 mi

    My fuel pump was replaced three years ago in July of 2011, due to a stalling problem! My 2003 Chevy Cavalier is stalling again! It only stalls when I slow down and when it is hot. It does this every year in the Summer! I have had everything looked at cleaned and repaired last year in 2013. It looks like we will have to do the same thing this year. I have two small children and it is very unsafe! I guess I will be shopping for a new vehicle!

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  •  Rookie

    2005 chevy cavalier smells like gas in my car when heat is on not when heat is off and when car is sitting smells of gas real bad in the front of the car do not see any leaks

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  • My car completely shut off and steering wheel locked up while going 70 mph on the freeway. Thankfully not too many cars on the road at the time and was able to force the wheel to the right and park the car on the shoulder. Had to have it towed to a shop where the had to replace the fuel pump. Not cheap and i lost a full tank of gas on top of it! Can't believe there hasn't been a recall on this. I've seen a lot of similar complaints

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 170,000 mi

    Stalls while driving! Won't turn over for 15 mins or more.

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  • Visitor, , 169,000 mi

    Car was running great no problems. turned off the car and tried to start but you could tell it was not getting enough gas. like the car was choking. took it in $700.00 later I had to replace the entire gas system

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  • Visitor, , 80,000 mi

    Was driving & car just quit. Started losing speed & I noticed all dash/warning lights on. Luckily I was close enough to gas station to push it in parking lot. Just to buy fuel pump (not installed) was over $300!! Many more problems since :-(

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  • Visitor, , 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 95,000 mi

    Fuel pump went out

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  • Visitor, , 123,000 mi

    Replaced fuel pump

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  • Visitor, , 219,250 mi

    My fuel pump just failed while sitting at a grocery store. Thank goodness it was there and not on the road. Fuel pump cost me $195 and labor $265. The fuel filter is $15 I think. Good idea to have the filter replaced every 30,000 miles. I didn't and now I'm out almost $500.

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  • Visitor, , 41,289 mi

    fuel pump failed when i was driving

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