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I have a 2001 Grand Am and it is sitting in my drivway. The POS will crank and turn over an occationally cough as if trying to start but wont. I have drained my battery 3 times trying to start the thing. I have tried the 10 minute wait but to no avail. My security light is on all the time during the wait and never flashes. I cn hear my fuel pump engage and can smell fuel but it won't start. Do you have any other suggestions besides pushing it into traffic?

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  • Darryl & Coralee Haas Jan 04, 2011

    I had it running by spraying ether directly into the intake. So there is spark and the car ran very good until this. I am assuming it is the fuel pump and will be replacing that, the sock (prefilter) and fuel filter this weekend.



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It sounds like one of 3 things but it is hard to say with no diagnostic codes.

1. Ignition Module
2. Coil Pack/s
3. Immobiliser fault

Is there any spark getting to the engine? and was there any problems with the car previously? how was it driving up until this fault? please clarify


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    Dan Doherty Jan 05, 2011

    Well if it is running off ether then it could be either fuel or air, is the MAF sensor good? you can clean this up to test. otherwise you are most likely correct although a dodgy cranksharft sansor could also cause the fault. good luck anyways sorry I could not be of more help. Regards and happy new year.



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