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Car is not running due to ,getting to much fuel.

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Check and make sure fuel pump is getting
the correct voltage. Check timing.

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Does pontiac grand am have a relay,or switch or button to turn electrick feul pump back on after car runs out of gas?


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Sounds like it's fouled a spark plug this happens as the plug wires fail and the power goes to ground instead of firing the fuel. The timing belt could have skipped time but the engine may run smooly but have very little power.65158335.jpgThe plug wires will act like what you say too.340881376.jpgThe boots get electrcal holes in them and they fire to the head instead of the fuel mixture and then it fires sometimes and throws everything of and they run very badly or not at all.

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put fuel in tank. turn key to run position( not start) wait 5 seconds. You should hear the fuel pump running. Repeat. Then start car. If you do not hear the fuel pump hum then it may have siezed due to lack of lubrication from no fuel. Sometimes you can get the fuel pump to kick on if you bang on the gas tank with the palm of your hand_ while turning the key to start position.

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My car wants to turn over and almost starts to run and then dies.


Check the fuel ,if the fuel is not empty then get the fuel pressure checked.If the fuel pressure is low then its faulty fuel pump or clogged fuel filter.When fuel pressure is low,the engine does not get require fuel at its required time period so the car turns over but due to low fuel pressure it stops.But if the fuel pressure is checked ok then other possibility is low voltage in battery.Get the battery checked.It is a 12 volt battery.If battery checked out ok then get the battery to starter connection checked.If the starter to battery connection is weak then car will just crank but will not get properly started due to faulty starter. ------- Thanks.helpmech.

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When first started black smoke comes out exhaust pipe,, what could this be


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Driving down the road the engine will suddenly shut off.


Check the fuel pump and fuel filter.if the fuel is getting blocked due to dirt in fuel or clogged filter then the car will stop in between while driving because the flow of fuel will stop due to this dirt in the fuel.This has to be checked. There are many other possibilities that has to be checked in this case. 1)Sometimes the car will just plain stop running if there is a faulty/weak coil wire. 2)If your car has safety alarm system in it then this can be the other reason .in this case either the alarm needs to be disabled or the alarm needs to be replaced. 3)In some cases its the problem of ECU .it gets short or faulty due to electrical short circuit in the car. Also other common possibilities that has to be checked are. 1)The voltage of the battery .It should be exact 12 volt. 2)The condition on the alternator .if the alternator is weak or faulty it will not let the battery charged.when the car is running at that time the alternator keeps on charging the battery.if the alternator is faulty it will not charge the battery.so this has to be checked. 3) The other thing to be checked is the spark plug. and the coil pack.if the coil pack is weak or faulty it will not let the spark to come when you start the car. Also the other best option is to get the car scanned at car diagnosis center.at diagnosis center you will receive the error codes of which part is faulty or weak in car , due to which the problem is occurring. At www.autozone.com its free to get car scanned.they also deals in selling parts .so you can get the faulty parts replaced by their technicians. Thanks. you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

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Not getting fuel


If the car sat for a year then the fuel pump might be stuck. Have someone try to start it while you smack on the bottom of the gas tank until you hear the pump run.

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