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2003 pontiac grand am 3.4 liter won't start, but it runs great after priming it with starting fluid, no miss or code mesages. I have replaced the fuel pump, the fuel pressure regulator, checked there is fuel at the injector rail. changed fuel filter also. It will start after priming it, and it will re-start for about 2 hours. after 3 hours of sitting without starting the problem re-occurs.

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  • elbillo Feb 05, 2010

    yes that is true I have tried priming the fuel pump (3-6X per try through the ignition switch) before engaging the starter.

  • dogwood32 May 11, 2010

    So if it sits overnight you can pop the hood and you will have fuel+pressure at the fuel rail,but will not start?

  • Keith Smith Mar 01, 2012

    What was the problem? I am having the exact same problem with mine.



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