1991 Chevy Cavalier It runs poorly

Tiny
WIZZLE1958
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  • 1991 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 23,000 MILES
My car started to act like it wasnt recieving fuel in second geer. Then I started to do it all the time tried to go up a hill and it died. Could it be the fuel pump or cat. Converter?
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Friday, April 10th, 2009 AT 10:25 AM

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Tiny
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Hello, how long since a tune-up? How is the fuel pressure, you need a gage for that. Are there any codes?
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Friday, April 10th, 2009 AT 12:27 PM
Tiny
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Yes it had a tune up I have been riding it hard for a month driving a hundred miles to and from work for about a month. My boyfriend seems to think we can take cat converter off and it will work but I really think that its the fuel pump
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Friday, April 10th, 2009 AT 6:40 PM
Tiny
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You can check for clogged exhaust by checking vacuum readings.

If you think it is a fuel issue, check fuel pressure or have it checked. If I suspected a fuel issue, checking fuel pressure is the very first thing I would check.
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Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 9:33 AM
Tiny
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How do I check fuel pressure.
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Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 2:37 PM
Tiny
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Hi, you need a fuel pressure gage. For TBI, get a fuel pressure gage for TBI, (throttle body injection). If you have a schrader valve, get a fuel pressure gage that screws onto a schrader valve. Make sure there is no pressure on the system before doing anything.
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Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 3:34 PM
Tiny
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Thanks I will let you know how that works
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Sunday, April 12th, 2009 AT 7:24 PM

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