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1997 Buick Skylark Trouble Starting

The car will do this most of the time, but sometimes it stays running. I turn the key and the car will run for about 1 second and then dies. When this happens I can try to start from one time to having to just let it sit until the next day before it will stay running. When I first turn the key there is a noise that last about 3 seconds that sounds like a fuel pump running. This noise sounds like it is coming from under the hood on the passengers side. I have replaced the fuel cap upon recommendation, but this problem continues.

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  • mdm5873 Jun 30, 2009

    Thank you for your help. I have not checked into this yet. I just want to let you know that I really appriciate your time on this and thell you Thanks. Mark

  • mdm5873 Jun 30, 2009

    To emissionwiz . I am not sure how to respond so I posted here. It will turnover and run for a second and then just quit. It does this most of the time. So out of say 10 turns of the key in the ignition switch 8 of them will be these false starts and 2 of the time the car will start and stay running.

  • Marvin
    Marvin May 11, 2010

    do what most of the time.

  • Acidfolk May 11, 2010

    the sound of the fuel pump should come from the rear of the car by the tank dont understand what you are hearing



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Hey name is Keith..and yes..and if everthing is should hear the fuel pump running for about 3 seconds and the fuel injection system pump up..and then it will quit..thats normal..but from what you have sounds like you have an electrical problem..and the only thing i can think of that controls everthing is your ignition switch..and it not the one your key fits in..thats just a lock..and when you turn activates the real ignition switch in your steering collum..and it powers everthing..and when you turn the key lock shuts everthing off..and it sounds like its not doing that would be the 1st thing i would look at and replace..i hope this has helped...if not..write me back..i'll be glad to help ya

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SOURCE: where is the fuel pump on 1997 buick skylark...

The fuel pump is in the gas tank attached to the fuel level sending unit.

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