Fuel pump?

Asked by Apr 15, 2017 at 10:49 AM about the 2005 Chevrolet Classic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My daughter has a 05 Chevy Classic. A couple
months ago it died on her after sputtering for a
second, then after a couple tries it started up and
stayed running. We took it to the parts store and
had it put on the computer, it read either a purge
valve or purge sensor, both of which I believe to be
part of the fuel system. It has ran fine since then
until a couple days ago, it did the same thing
except it won't start at all now. The people I've
asked about it insist it's the fuel pump, I'm hoping
it's the much less expensive sensor or valve.
Opinions are welcomed and needed! Also my sister
has a 99 cutlass that she's about to scrap, would
that fuel pump be compatible? The cars are very
similar .

2 Answers

94,995

The '99 Cutlass fuel pump is not compatible. All you need to do with the fuel pump to know if it is good is to check the fuel pump pressure to see if it is in the specified range.

1 people found this helpful.
86,725

If the purge valve is stuck open you may be getting raw fuel to the engine through the EVAP system. In other words, it's flooded. Try holding the accelerator pedal to the floor while cranking. This puts the computer in "clear flood mode". You can turn the ignition on but don't try to start it. You should be able to hear the fuel pump run for about 3 to 5 seconds. HTH. -Jim

Your Answer:

Shortcuts

Chevrolet Classic Experts

  • #1
    Robert Matheson
    Reputation
    120
  • #2
    KenF
    Reputation
    50
  • #2
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    50
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Corvette
15 Great Deals out of 923 listings starting at $5,800
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
89 Great Deals out of 9,558 listings starting at $3,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
39 Great Deals out of 1,043 listings starting at $1,994
Used Chevrolet Blazer
10 listings
Used Ford Mustang
41 Great Deals out of 1,595 listings starting at $1,980
Used Chevrolet Colorado
16 Great Deals out of 2,570 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Charger
49 Great Deals out of 935 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
56 Great Deals out of 1,701 listings starting at $449
Used Honda Accord
60 Great Deals out of 1,673 listings starting at $1,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.