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1997 pontiac sunfire starts, leave running for a while and it stays running. Now if you drive it down the road the car will shut it self off. Try cranking on it and will not turn on. After letting it sit then it will start again, but if you tried to drive it then it does again and sputting will happend. Any suggestions ?

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I would check the crankshaft sensor first... but you forgot to mention the engine size. makes it hard to help any further

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Maybe the starter is not notify to the engine.

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SOURCE: 2004 pontiac grand am wont start

yes the gauges should go up and down they are selftesting your starting problem could be starter related they were having problems with those, also try turning ignition to the on position for 3 seconds before trying to start,also gm has a tsb for hard start issues

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SOURCE: car starts run's 3 seconds shuts down

Your car is equipped with a system called PASSKEY standard on all GM cars and light trucks, try the following procedure to reset the system, the battery being dead will trigger the system.

1) Put the key in the ignition and turn to the "ON" position. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn the key and take it out. Repeat this process (2) more times (3 times, 30 minutes total) This should reset the passlock system to recognize your key.

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SOURCE: 1997 pontiac grand prix with major issues

Dummy lights. I found that if the tire pressure low light reset button on a 1997 Pont grand prix is located under the steering dash. The button is yellow. Just push it in for 5 seconds and it will reset the indicator light.

If you have a engine service soon light on and the vehicle stalls often. Replace the MAF sensor. It runs about $250.00 from Auto Zone. They will credit back or pay back $92.00 for the old MAF part taken out. This will allow your 1997 Pont grand prix to run without idle problems and stalling issues.

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