2002 Cavilier won't start

Tiny
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The car was running fine. Came back out and it started, but then bogged down and will not start. The temp is below freezing and since I did not have much gas I tried that stuff that defrosts it and still did not work. Someone said to reset the fuel pump by leaving the key in the on position for 10 minutes. Still no luck. Am I looking at a bad fuel pump?
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Friday, February 2nd, 2007 AT 2:36 PM

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Tiny
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Maybe not enough gas?
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Friday, February 2nd, 2007 AT 2:48 PM
Tiny
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I meant to fill it up before freezing temps came in is all I meant. It has a quarter of a tank. I wouldn't go through all this trouble of searching for help for a empty gas tank. Is there anyone that might have a real answer.
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Friday, February 2nd, 2007 AT 4:00 PM
Tiny
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You would be surprised at how many people get their car towed in that didn't have enough gas.

It looks like you have everything under control now,
Good Luck :wink:

Oh yeah, moisture can't get into the system due to the stringent evap systems, so you could have poured your gas line antifreeze down the drain and had the same result. You want a real answer-take your car and attitude to a shop and pay for one. Better yet, take to that special someone that knows all about the fuel pump reset :lol:
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Friday, February 2nd, 2007 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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Friday, February 2nd, 2007 AT 7:23 PM
Tiny
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Don't want to waste anymore of our time. I like to try and fix things myself and just wanted a general direction. Next time, maybe suggest something else WHILE asking them to verify the easy fix such as possibly being out of gas. I did start off with this site reading the "car repair by symptoms" and "other issues with the caviliers" before I decided I would ask a quetion. :Wink:
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Friday, February 2nd, 2007 AT 8:17 PM
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I don't want your money. Never did. I wanted your information, not your rhetoric and attitude. I have helped those that have overlooked the basics.

Maybe if you spent a few minutes to not jump to conclusions and think, you would get answers that would help.
I reposted what we need to help you. Your guilt see the contribution part. That is you, not me.

You failed to state how much gas you had, I gave you a very possible answer. You assumed I thought you overlooked that. I can only help you whith what you provide to me. Please don't donate.I could care less.

If you want to start over, I'll try to help. I can bring in another tech if you like. However. The attitude will not be tolerated. We do this at our expense and our kindness. At work, I would throw an attitude out of my shop, as life is too short.

Where were we?
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Friday, February 2nd, 2007 AT 8:41 PM
Tiny
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Not to make things any worse, I just worked on a van today, the owner said it was hard to start, and stalling on him. Gas gauge said it had 1/8 of a tank, so we though fuel pump, droped tank and found he didnt even have 1/2 gallon of gas in tank, we did go ahead and replaced fuel pump, because tank was allready on the ground, after we put it all back to gether and put in gas it ran fine.
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Friday, February 2nd, 2007 AT 10:35 PM
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For every 500 posts I make, I run into one like you.
I don't put up with at my shop, I won't here either.
Ball is in your court.
Thanks for editing your pumpkin ass and expletive deleted message.
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Saturday, February 3rd, 2007 AT 8:50 AM

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