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2000 pontiac grand am 2.4 L car starts but will not stay on.


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UncleVic
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Jan 4, 2015, 5:49 PM

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2000 pontiac grand am 2.4 L car starts but will not stay on. Sign In

Hello, I have a 2000 Pontiac grand am 2.4L that is giving me problems. It started when I was driving it and it suddenly died on me . I thought It ran out of fuel but it didn't want to start back up when I put more fuel in it. I have tried starting fluid and it will start then shut off. I checked the fuel pressure with the test kit and it was only 10psi. It made me think it was the fuel pump so I ordered one. I haven't received it yet,but when I had tow the vehicle my nephew tried starting it and it ran. It would start up but die whenever he gave it gas,put it in gear, or turne the steering wheel. I towed it and now it will start then immediately turn off or not start at all. I also cleaned the MAF and the throttle body. Any help would be appreciated.thank you


Hammer Time
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Jan 4, 2015, 6:25 PM

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If the fuel pressure is still that low, then you have a bad fuel pump.



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UncleVic
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Jan 4, 2015, 9:53 PM

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Thanks I will try replacing it


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Jan 5, 2015, 5:41 AM

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Just a tip. When you remove the tank, drain it and wash it out with soap and water. Let it dry out in the sun. Contaminates in the bottom of the tank is the number one cause of new fuel pump failure or shortened life span. Also install a new fuel filter while your at it.





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