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97 grand prix gtp starts then immediatly dies

Gets fuel pressure as soon as you fire it up it runs then dies right away check all the main sensors crank, cam, ignition control mod, tps, idle air, any advice

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If you have a GTP these engines use a hi output fuel pump. they use a fuel pump resistor located under the battery tray (look up from under the car) This resistor lowers the voltage to the fuel fump when not in boost mode. because of its locatoin it is prone to corrosion. if you bypass the wires and the engine starts and stays running replace the resistor

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Check for vacuum leak.scan it to make sure egr not stuck open and check mass air flow sensor.

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