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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: Car intermittently starts

 

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Libralady, 3.8L V6, Accoville, WV, November 22, 2009, 18:54
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Problem began about 7 weeks ago. Car would crank, but not start. Towed it to dealer, where they said the fuel pump was bad. Replaced the fuel pump. Brought it home on Wednesday, tried to start it for work the next morning, no start again..only cranked. Towed back to dealer. The car would "supposedly" start every time for them, so they say no code was thrown. Had it 6 days on day 5, the car wouldn't start. Aha..think they found the problem a busted bolt inside a battery terminal cable.Picked up on Thursday, tried to start for work the next morning, only cranked, no start. Towed back in. Kept it 3 days, the car started each time, they say.Told me to pick it up, they couldn't find the problem. Have drivin the car a total of 3 days in the past 7 weeks. Its now sitting in another garage, where one week ago, a cam sensor was installed. It started and ran super for 1 day. Next day , cranked only, no start. My sons fiance pulled the fuel relay to check it, when she put it back in, the car cranked, cranked, cranked and then started. She says it sounds like something isn't letting the fuel pump kick on. Apparently this has stumped everybody as to what the problem is. I just want to get my Monte back on the road. Can anybody help me with this??

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    backyard tech November 22, 2009, 20:01
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    Is there any lights blinking when it doesn't start? Lights like check engine light, security light. try to get it coded out again. Provide more info and we can help you.

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    Libralady, November 22, 2009, 20:51
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    The security light had been coming on a couple weeks prior to the car doing this..not at the time of the failur to start.

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    Libralady, November 22, 2009, 20:52
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    The check engine light would come on. The dealer and the other garage say they have checked all this. But the problem is still occuring. Thanks for the help.

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    backyard tech, November 22, 2009, 21:03
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    You need to take it to somebody that knows what they are doing. There has to be history codes stored. Just because the dealer sells them doesn't mean they know how to work on them. Have the Body Control module coded out also.

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    Visitor, May 17, 2010, 16:33

    Also check voltage at the fuel pump fuse when it is not starting the computer gives the fuel pump power I had this very same problem. It was a bad computer.

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    Visitor, July 18, 2010, 21:57

    How much voltage should be present?

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    tigerbrown65 January 04, 2011, 21:29
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    Sorry I don't have an answer, but I would like to know where your sons fiance found the fuel relay. Because I don't where to find it in mines and I am having the same issue.

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    Visitor, January 04, 2011, 23:03

    Contact me at autoknowhow@gmail.com I can help you

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