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Dies when put in gear

It has a new battery and a new fuel filter, it is an automatic. now it is not starting at all. it sounds like it is trying to start but it just doesnt turn over when it did work before it died when put into reverse

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Test the alternator, see the diagram attached. God bless you
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Sympton: Battery slowly goes dead, but ammeter sometimes shows a positive charge.
This is usually a bad diode in the alternator, less often a bad regulator. There may also be a high current draw from some components, overwhelming the alternator capacity. With the ignition switch on but the engine off, turn things on, one at a time. Check the ammeter for an indication of excessive current draw.

Posted on Jul 27, 2013

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SOURCE: wont start

Have you tried to charge that battery? If you have and get the same result check your battery terminals for corrosion. If they are fine your battery may have failed.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

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SOURCE: my 92 sunbird will run untill it starts to get warm..

thers a oil psi senser that wont let the fuel pump run at low psi when the car worms the psi gos down ,the fuel rely only runs the pump for about five sec as a primer then the oil psi senser takes over thirs a plug righi behind the oil fliter for the senser ,un plug it and put ajumper wire across it as a test ,you may need a oil pump

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Probably need the computer reset. All these cars now days are set up for the dealer to screw you. The fix yourself is about history

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 grand prix starts and then dies right away

Check the fuel pump inline resistor located on the right side front fender between the frame and the windshield washer fluid canister. When this resistor goes bad those are the symptoms.

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: car dies while driving battery light comes on

your alternator is not charging the battery up.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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