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I changed my water pump in a97 pontiac grand prix gt i attempted this be fore but found 3 bolts missing 2 snaped gone so i put it back together and ihad disconecting the neg termanal only i reconected it went to start it it turns over but wont fire so wrote to you about this problem and they said disconecect the battery waight 30 mins reconeck it turn key to run for no less than 10 mins and turn off then try to start the the car well it did start and ran fine as it did before i dont know if im doing this wright but it is not working this time but after completed this method again the same thing happend so if you can please help i dont know i spent three days checking every i also have a key with no chip and factory alarm but aftermarket radio but the methoud worked what could i be missing in this reset

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