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Car Stall or won't start even after fuel filter and pump replaced

Recently had a remote start system installed in the car. 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. The car will not start in the morning with the remote start. A week later the car stalled as I was driving home from work however it restarted immediately. Within 2 days the car would not start at all. Had the car towed and fuel filter and pump replaced. Now, a week later it is stalling again and has died in my office parking lot. I am unable to start it at all. Car turns over but will not start. I called the place that installed the remote start system and explained that it doesn't start in the morning and I was advised that this is a problem with many GMs. The remote starter may have no relevance to any of this but I thought I would mention. Any advice?

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  • snappy_frog Mar 09, 2010

    Well, it did turn out to be the fuel pump and nothing to do with the remote start. A week after my initial problem and fix, it stalled again and had to be towed back to the same garage. When the fuel pump was installed, a connection came disconnected and it has run perfectly since that minor problem was fixed! Runs fantastic once again and with all of the snow for the last month, I'm SO thankful for the remote start! Thanks all for the comments!

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I am almost positive that the cause of the problem is with the remote start. After maket remote starts are not the best idea because they have to splice into the factory wiring and alot of times it has a bad effect on the car. you should definatly look into getting the company that put it in to fix the problem

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This car uses GM's Passlock 2 anti-theft system. In order for a remote starter to work, the system has to be bypassed during remote start. Basically, there is a small resistor inside your key cylinder. When you turn the cylinder, the resistance of this resistor is read and matched to a value in the computer. If the value doesn't match, the computer disables the fuel pump and spark. Basically, this keeps the car from being hotwired and stolen. If the installer did a shoddy job, the wires for the bypass can come loose or the bypass itself can malfunction. You likely have a 'security' or 'theft' light flashing when you try to start it and it doesn't start. I think surber91 is right, the installer is as fault here. I'm sure your car didn't need a fuel pump at all. Try to find a reputable shop that does remote starts and have them check the work. If the work is as fault, you can go after the original installer for the price of that fuel pump.

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