Engine kickback while trying to start

Asked by Feb 18, 2017 at 03:42 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have a 99 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3800 non
supercharged I'm having engine kickback
when trying to start it and it's busting a nose
cone off my starters I've done the ignition
control module the crank position sensor
new coil packs and several other things
getting very frustrated and very costly can
someone help

2 Answers


Might be timing related, too much advance, or worn timing chain, or possibly fuel injectors, put a noid light on them, check coil boots for cracks or arcing

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Are you sure that's what's going on? Damaged or missing flywheel teeth will cause a shattered starter nose cone. Do you hear a rhythmic "clunk" as you're cranking? Inspect the flywheel to be sure. HTH. -Jim

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