Cranks but won't start

Asked by Apr 24, 2018 at 05:52 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2002 Pontiac Grand Am won't start unless you
spray starting fluid in it and stayed running

17 Answers

10,170

Sounds like a fuel issue.did you check to see if you have fuel getting to the rail? can you hear the fuel pump turn on when you turn the key?

Fuel pump kicks on. After spraying starting fluid it stays running

10,170

Sounds like a faulty fuel pressure regulator diaphragm.

Thanks I will look at that and see.

10,170

Just pull off the vacuum line if raw gas comes out it's bad.

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Ok I pulled off the vacuum line no gas coming out at all

10,170

any fuel smell?

No

So what was it. Mine is doing exactly the same thing?

Don't know yet

Well hell. If I get it figured out. I'll let you know. If you get it let me know please. Thanks for getting back so quickly.

Ok believe it or not. My problem was a 10 amp a.c. fuse under hood. It sends a pulse or something to the fuel pump. Anyway replaced it last night. The car started right then and right up this morning. It hasn't done that in months. Spent well over 200.00. Trying to fix it and a .25 fuse fixed it. Hope it works for you.

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What was the fuse for? I'm curious.

Air conditioning.

03 Grand am would not start. Was getting fuel and spark. Could not figure it out until I read above about the 10amp A/C fuse. Pulled out the fuse and sure enough it was blown. Went and tried to start it with that fuse out and it fired right up.

Thanks! I will try check that 10amp fuse too. Then will be right back. Hope it works!

Deeks64, Glad it helped you to. It still blows that fuse on mine every couple of months. Still don't know why. I just keep fuses with me at all times. Vi-em hopes it worked for you. If you happen to find out why its popping the fuses please post. Thanks.

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