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Hello all! I have a 1996 chevrolet cavalier and i read everyones problems, so i followed the advice rom everyone and unplugged the tcc replaced the map sensor as well because that was a code that came up, also had a leaking fuel pressure regulator that I replaced and now the car is worse then before I changed all this stuff! It runs for a few minutes and then starts the chugging and dying problem sometimes takes awhile to restart? please help!

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HI ROBERT,THIS SOUNDS LIKE A FUEL PRESSURE PROBLEM...HAVE YOU CHECKED FOR FUEL PRESSURE AFTER THE ENG DIES.IF NOT REMOVE THE SHRADER VALVE CAP ON THE FUEL LINE GOING UP TO THE THROTTLE BODY. YOU WILL SEE A WHAT LOOKS LIKE A TIRE VALVE STEM CAP [BLACK] REMOVE THIS CAP AND PUSH DOWN ON THE VALVE INSIDE WHILE SOMEONE CRANKS THE ENG OVER FOR 10 SECONDS [WHEN THIS DIES]IF NO FUEL IS SPARYING OUT THE ENTIRE TIME THE ENG IS CRANKING OVER YOU MAY HAVE A BAD FUEL PUMP RELAY OR WIRING PROBLEMS OR JUST A BAD FUEL PUMP...GET BACK TO ME AFTER YOU TEST THIS AND I WILL TELL YOU HOW TO CK FOR A FAULTY FUEL PUMP..I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU AND GOOD LUCK,,,TOM...

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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