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Hello! My name is ***** ***** and I'm trying to figure out how to remedy what I believe is vapor lock in my 2002 chevy cavalier. I just had a new muffler installed

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When I try to start the car, it's turning but, won't start up. instead I just get a loud backfire from the muffler

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Chevy Mechanic: C. Walker, Jr., Auto Mechanic replied 2 years ago
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This can also be caused from not enough fuel from the pump. .Have you tried starting fluid to see if it will atleast start?

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Chevy Mechanic: C. Walker, Jr., Auto Mechanic replied 2 years ago

These are generally known for this type of issue. Over time the pumps get weak. It will start with extended starts to popping out the muffler. I would like to verify the problem is fuel related. Go ahead and use starting fluid or carb cleaner and spray into the intake. If it starts than dies it is indeed fueling. I would start by replacing the fuel filter and if the problem is still there replace the pump.

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