02 grand am died while driving,thought it ran out of gas, put gas in wont start still.have no fuel pressure but security light isnt on.
First off, you should turn the key on and see if you can hear the pump
hum for about three seconds. You may have to take the cap off and have
an assistant listen for the hum. If there is no hum, locate the relay.
It is under the hood in the fuse block. The bottom of the cover should
tell the location of it. Most of the relays are the same so swap out an
identical one. Try the key again. DON'T TRY TO START. Just see if there
is a hum in the on position. If there is no hum, try striking the
center of the gas tank with a rubber mallet. One solid blow is enough.
Listen again for the hum. It may start, but your pump is definitely
bad. It may not start again. To change the pump, siphon the tank as low
as possible. Disconnect the wiring, the filler tube and the two straps
holding the tank under the car. A new pump will have the rest of the
instructions for the job. Good Luck. If the pump does hum, you don't
have a problem there. Check for spark. If you have the quad4 engine,
check the coil pack cover for wear. It's like an inverted distributor
cap mounted to the bottom of the cover, it is white plastic and can
break down with age and mileage. If you have another car, have the
coil packs tested. Oh and if you do hear the fuel pump turn on, try replacing the fuel filter before dropping the tank to change the fuel pump. Good luck.
Nov 03, 2009 |
2002 Pontiac Grand Am