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Troule starting 1999 grand am wont start even if i hit the gas but if i keep trying it will start eventually and run great

Sounds like the fuel pummmp kicks on runs great when it starts but when i turn the car off and try to start it, it doesnt want to start and it just started doing it when i pulled into a gas station and shut the car off

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Your fuel pump is sticking and not pumping, this is common if you run the fuel down to less than 1/4 full, the fuel pump needs the gas to cool itself, below a 1/4 tank the pump is not getting cooled and after repeatably running low on fuel it overheats and fails. Running the car near 1/2 tank extends the pump life to many years more than running tank below a 1/4 full..

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

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SOURCE: 97 blazer cranks but wont start,when does start runs great

Your next step in diagnosis your problem should be to check for spark, you'll have to use a spark tester for this, simply removing a spark plug and looking at it WILL NOT WORK, a spark tester looks similar to a spark plug but it has about a 3/4" gap.

Another thing you should check is the voltage of the battery with a multimeter while cranking the engine, if it drops below 9.6v your computer will turn off and your injectors wont fire and neither will your plugs.
If you don't have a multimeter just try jump starting the vehicle.

Hope this helps

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Car wont stay running, even with foot on the gas.

fuel pump is getting ready to shut down replace it.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Mitsubishi eclipse wont start

you don't hit the alternator, you hit the starter to help is shake free because it is already going bad. take battery and alternator to parts store and have both tested. check the wires at the starter and make sure they are on SECURELY. very important SOLID CONTACT is occurring. do your lights turn on? check starter relay if the eclipse is equipped with one.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: car died wont start

maybe you should have the battery cheked and all the cables and the soliodes

Posted on May 21, 2009

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