Fuel system

Tiny
GIBSON-RONALD
  • 2001 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL

I have a 2001 chevy cavalier 2.4 liter when it starts the engine rocks pretty hard and when u go to take off it dies real hard with a puff

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 9:27 PM

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Tiny
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Hard to tell by your description. How long since a tune-up? Any applicable trouble codes, at the least, you need an obd2 code reader to check for codes. Use a gage and check fuel pressure.

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 9:52 PM
Tiny
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I would say it could be the fuel system, but its sounds more like your timing is off. Timing on a vehicle is critical for normal idle performance, have your local mechanic check to see if the timing is correct.

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 AT 9:58 PM
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Need a few basic tests done to head in right direction. Compression about the same on all cylinders?

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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 AT 4:17 PM

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