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97 grand am with twin cam 4 cylinder, will not start cold, use starter fluid and it will start and run, shut off and will start every time, after 8-10 hours car will not start. replaced fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator, oil pressure switch, temp sender and air idle control valve. Have pressure in fuel system

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  • j_armbruster Jul 11, 2010

    I have checked wiring to oil and coolant sensor will double check

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There's still a problem with the coolant temperature sensor. If you have replaced it with a good one the only thing left to check is the wiring to it - it might be shorted or broken. Or the contacts might be corroded.

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Unfortunately, your question is very vague and hard to understand.

16 or 32 cam?
Usually your engine will have twin cams, or single cam.
Overhead cam(s) or not. You could determine if your engine
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If you are in a 4 cylinder car, you probably have 16 valves if you have a twin cam engine.
If you have a single cam, 4 cylinder engine, then you will usually have only 8 valves.

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97 cavi. 2.2L not running on all 4 cylinders. Had a few injector issues which turned into a vapor lock issue which killed the starter. So I put a new starter in and think I fixed the injection issue. I...


timeing jumped? fireing order is 1-3-4-2 this is corect! these cars use platinum plugs supper frisky!!!! why i ask timeing is fact you state you wore out starter not good!i see so many timetimes people burn out starters and pushing gas while cranking in desperate atempt to get it started that is a good was to jump timeing however you have a chain on it!!!not a timeing belt but i would check fire order then take it from that point good luck ,John

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