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2001 Pontiac Sunfire Fuel Problem

Traction control light came on, rough idle gradual loss of power until car stalled. Alternator was tested good, vechicle has spark. new fuel filter,fuel pump is working, new ignition coils.Turns over and sounds like it wants to start but doesn't seem to be getting fuel to the engine. Any advice?

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  • hillarycraig Dec 31, 2008

    Thanks for the feed back. After all has been said I found a fuel blockage at the top of the motor below the air intake where the fuel goes to the cylinders. Once that was cleared and the engine turned over I blew a fuse. Replaced the fuse and all seems to be OK.

  • nedobear May 11, 2010

    timing belt may have slipped enough to get spark but car will not start has it been checked?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    i changed the plugs, ignition coil, put dry gas in my gas tank, and my car still has no power and is using more fuel than usual and my check engine light is on....

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Are you certain that the engine is getting fuel? If not, then you will have to verify that there isn't any blockage in the fuel system to prevent the fuel from reaching the engine. If fuel is reaching the engine, try the following
1. Check compression values for each cylinder.

2. Inspect electrical circuitry in the distributor assembly (slack wires, broken wires, dmaged rotor etc)

3. Check to see if the timing belt was not severed. This belt transmits the drive from the crankshaft to the camshaft. If the belt ius severed, the camshaft cannot rotate in order to open the valves

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  • Romel Edmondson
    Romel Edmondson Dec 30, 2008

    If the distributor is being driven from the camshaft & the timing belt is severed, you won't get spark. That is only if the distributor is driven by the camshaft

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