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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Car began to hesitate then miss. Did compression test resulting in 180+ on all plugs. Replaced plugs, coil pacs. It run good for about 9 miles and started missing hesitating and even stalled out several times and had to restart engine. I even tried putting in a computer. Now it won't start at all.

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test for fuel pressure .... or disconnected vacuum hose ..... air flow mete..... does it have gas ? try that good luck.

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If you just replaced the computer. you may need to put the PCM (Power Train Control Module) in the 'learning' mode to allow it to access all the parts of the car. Everything not working, and not starting after a computer change is sometimes normal if the PCM is not in the learning mode. To put in a learning mode you need an advanced OBDII 1 or 2 reader. It allows you to control parts of the PCM. let me know if this helps.

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Replace the coil going to that cylinder, and then replace the valve cover gasket to prevent further oil from getting on the new coil. If it is not the coil, the crank sensor could have gone bad in it.

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