The Fuel Pump May Fail Causing the Engine to Stall or Crank Over But Not Start on Chevrolet Cavalier

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

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Average mileage: 108,618 (40,000–219,250)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1996, 2000, more2001, 2003, 2004, 2005
33 people reported this problem
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 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!
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
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
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 134,000 mi,
Car stalls at any given point of time. Driving on the freeway or just down the road, stalls. Sometimes it cranks up and sometimes it doesn't at all. When it does, it's only for a few seconds and sounds terrible, coughs and dies. Someone told me to bang on the gas tank a couple of times and to my suprize, it worked. I believe the fuel pump is going out.
had to get the fuel pump replaced last year because my car shut off and would not turn over
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 113,600 mi,
fuel pump whines very loud. car will turn over and sometimes run for a few seconds, but stall everytime. when it does start for a few seconds, it sounds horrible and chugs and shakes the whole motor. just replaced the fuel filter and still did not help. gas is going up to the fuel filter so that must mean the pump isnt shot right?
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 170,000 mi,
Stalls while driving! Won't turn over for 15 mins or more.
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 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
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 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 :-(
1990 Chevrolet Cavalier - 2.2L 4 Cylinder 95,000 mi,
Fuel pump went out
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 123,000 mi,
Replaced fuel pump
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 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.
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 41,289 mi,
fuel pump failed when i was driving
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 113,000 mi,
Fuel filter failure, replaced
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier - 2.4L 4 Cylinder 75,000 mi,
car trouble starting
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 82,000 mi,
driving down the road and the car stalled , restarted one time but died immediately and would not restart,the next day we were told to hit the gas tank a couple of times to loosen any residue on the brushes in the fuel pump , we did this and the car started.