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I start up the car and it keeps shutting off and i replaced the fuel filter and the fuel pump what could it be

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On grand prixs with 3800 there is a resistor in the passenger wheel well behind the inner fender yo can see the wires go to it through engine compartment through the fender

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Turn the Key to the 'ON' position, the fuel pump should run for about 1 second. listen for it. Do this a few times without trying to start the car. This should pressurize the system. now try starting the car. There may be air in the system from changing the filter.

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If the pump continued to run after shutting off the car you fuel pump relay was probably staying latched. I would replace the relay as well based on your info. Along with the pump the fuel filter should be replaced too and fuel pressure should be checked. Make sure your ground is good also.

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2000 gmc jimmy shut off while driving, replaced fuel pump relay, did not help. checked fuel pump and filter, both seem okay. after disconnecting and reconnecting fuel filter, vehicle started and ran very...


Replace the fuel filter first. When you turn the key on, the fuel pump should run for a few moments, then turn off. If it keeps running, then replace the pump as well. Suggest having the fuel system pressure checked at the engine itself. Hope this helps!

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Car will start,run for two good seconds and then die.can fuel filter be blown out? dont have the lunch money to get new one at the time.


no, its not a filter issue. Most likely a fuel pump issue. Spray brake cleaner to see ifit will run while spraying sparingly. If it keeps running then the fuel pump failed.

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