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2001 Grand Am won't start then will start day

2001 Grand Am won't start but turns over and won't fire, then will start day later. Would the security system cause this problem or the computer???

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I have the same problem--to start with if it has an aftermarket remote starter, some of the mess with the antitheft module, it may be different in your case but i found a small box on the rad support that you will hear clicking when you try to start the car.
I found that unplugging it then turning the key to the crank position then shutting it off all the way--then plug it back in--it should start after that--dunno why--but it worked for me.
other than that you can turn the key to the on position and leave it for twenty minutes-this should reset the theftlock--it should then start--Hope this helps buddy--GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!1

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If you check the car when it runs for codes it would have security codes then for that starting problem if it has ac relay code that can effect the power to the injectors if it has ac codes . unhook ac comppressor and try to start the engine. also at the left front of the car by the ac dryer the wires are prone to rubbing on the dryer and causing starting and driving problems. hope this helps

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I had the same problem and thought it was a fuel pump issue, but after a $500 replacement ordeal, I later encountered the same issue again.

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Tumbler maintain: Blow some compress air to prevent this incident from happening.

Hopefully this will resolve your issue without the need of spending any further $$$!


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