I just replaced my water pump. But 3 days later I went to go out and it would not start. I turns over and i can hear my fuel pump kick on. I also have spark on my plugs. Is it possible to be my fuel filter or is there something else that it could be with car?
Car will not start on 2004 Pontiac Grand Am
by tolbert904 in Jacksonville, FL on February 16, 2011
1 answer 2 comments
ANSWER by tblack9 on February 16, 2011
Replacing the water pump and it not starting, esp after a few days has nothing to do with each other. Having spark and having good spark are two different things. Check fuel pressure and check the strength of the spark. Also when you turn the key on does the check engine light illuminate?
COMMENT by tolbert904 on February 16, 2011
Yes everything illuminates like it usually does. It started one time since then I thought I had it working and now nothing. I am going to replace the fuel filter since it is the cheapest and wouldnt hurt to replace it anyway. Since I dont believe it has ever been changed. I am the second owner and a young lady owned it before. Not quite sure how I can check the fuel pressure?
COMMENT by Dawn01 on April 18, 2013
When you try to start it is the Security light flashing? If the light is flashing then you need to reset it. There are two easy ways. Turn the key to the On position and wait 10 minutes. If the Security light has stopped flashing then you can turn the car to the Off position and then start it. If this doesn't work then repeat the above steps with the key in the ACC position. This may take 15 minutes. You are resetting the security system when you do this. I had mine bypassed by my local mechanic.
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