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Have to press gas pedal to get engine to turn over

Wont turn over unless pressure is applied to gas pedal. other times starts fine. other times it seems to continue to try and turn over after I stop turning the key

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Pedal pressing has nothing to do with it. You problably have a bad starter or battery. Check your connections too.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013

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SOURCE: starts and stalls

I had a similar problem on my 1999 Grand Prix, 3.8l engine. I replaced the IAC Motor (Idle Air Control) that attaches into the throttle body. After disconnecting the battery, the computer goes into a learning process. It stalled once, but now seems to be running correctly. The codes set were Engine Misfire, which could be anything. I also bought a crank sensor, which is suspect, but I didn't install it.

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SOURCE: 2001 pontiac sunfire wont start

I have had the exact same problem. There is an ignition lock that probably went off. There is a fuse box under the hood. The fuse that says ignition on it pull it out and put it back in. This should reset the ignition lock. Its a safety feature because the car thinks that someone was trying to tamper with it.

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SOURCE: pontiac sunfire turns over wont start

I am having the exact same problem with my 97 sunfire! LOL Help! I heard it might be the coil pack or the fuel pump? I hope not the fuel pump. It got towed today...

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