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Here is the scenario...I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am V6. I was driving down the road and pushed on the gas, the car started slowing down and I pulled off the road. The car then stalled out. No dummy (warning) lights came on except for the oil and battery light. I checked the oil it was less than 1/2 qt low (I added oil) the car will crank over with no problem, but it is as if it is not getting any gas. I checked the Fuel Relay fuse (its fine), I then replaced the fuel filter, but the car still will not start but cranks over fine. I can not tell if fuel pump is running or not (2 different people have said they hear nothing when I turn the key to the "on" position). Since a Fuel Pump is so expensive (over 250.00) is it possible to put an "inline" electric fuel pump on my car without it sending error codes to the computer system? This would save me about 200.00!!

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I would have the fuel pressure checked before buying a new fuel pump. Check the fuel pump for 12 volts too! If it is getting 12 volts, and no fuel pressure, replace the pump. If there is no 12 volts, check the relay, and fuse.

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The reason why your oil and battery light came on is because thats what shows up with the key in the on position..that has nothing do do with anything. I would get a test light or volt meter and test the wires connected to fuel pump. in most cases it can just be a bad is known for that. and inline electric fuel pump will not work and is not safe. You need specific pressure comming from the fuel pump. and it will not be connecting to an inertia switch(a switch which shuts of in shock of an accident to cut off the fuel pump) its worth the money to get the fuel pump if thats what you need.
but check those wires and connector first

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2004 grandam will turn over and start for just a second and then die. what could be the cause

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