good day to all, i owns a 1998 chevy cavalie car and i can fined out the reason why when i turn the egnation it cranks starts then stop i check the feul pump i check the feul preshur regulator i also chek the cam sensor and they where ok even trowed carb cleaner in to the carb and it stayed on till the the carb cleaner burnd out then the engine stop also i took out the feul injectors and clean them out even do they look fine but the car still does the same ting can u help me fined whats the problem ?

Asked by Dec 10, 2017 at 08:29 AM about the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car wont stay started engine starts then stop

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If the engine runs with carb cleaner or starting fluid, then I would say you have a fuel pressure issue. How did you check the fuel pressure if the car won't stay running? I would suspect the fuel pump is the issue at this point. Could also be an ignition issue.

the macanic man took the feul pressure regulator off and put his hand to block the hold and i turn the egnation to start he slightly move his hand off the hold and the gas was spraying out with force

he also took off the lead that conect to the fuel injector and when i turn the egnation you could hear the pump come on the stop then i turn to start and wile turning over the gas kept shooting out he (the macanic) told me the pump was good


ok, so I would have the mechanic check the ignition then and for spark.

thanks will do and then let u kno from there what happens

what a camshaft psition sensor and what does it do can that be an ishu to why the car starts then stop

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