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1996 pontiac grand am 2.4l sfi

Cranks but wont start have change ing mod, ecm, coils, all relays, could it be the ing. switch? car is my 80 y/o moms and she needs it soon

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  • bgoetsch131 Nov 27, 2008

    Will fire for short period time but will not stay running. If you try to restart right away will not fire but if you wait for 30 seconds it will fire but then will stop after 1 second of running

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    I just had a problem that sounds exactly like this- it was just bad battery cable connections (corroded) & low battery.
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Sounds like you like wasting money.try do test before you start replace the intire ing.system.****,sqeeze,bang,blow!
check fuel pressure,conpression,cranking voltage,check for spark,check your air filter,check for exhaust.if you have spark,compression,and exhaust-spray carb clean in intake or ither if the car fires,its a fuel problem.if you have fuel pressure it maybe a clogged injector.you have to have all for cycles for engine to run.you can buy a multimeter at walmart for 6 dollars.if your battery voltage is to low or cranking to slow the car wont start ether.chilton books have step by step troubleshooting manuels.
i would start there.

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Also check the crank position sensor near the balancer.

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