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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Question: my car will start for 5 sec then goes dead

 

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dustin drake, Rayville, LA, January 17, 2011, 18:26
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has new fuel pump, maf senser,has pressure, and its not the fuel pump resistor.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 17, 2011, 22:34
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    Just a guess if you have another ignition key try that key you may have a "security issue". I have seen a blocked cat converter do this too but you would have noticed a loss of power recently.A professional grade scan tool with advanced Pontiac/ GM capabilities would save a lot of time by looking at a lot of sensor values without having to look at each sensor individually.

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    dustin drake, January 19, 2011, 10:27
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    tried it and still samething

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    Visitor, February 20, 2011, 11:08

    There is a part inside your passenger side quarter pannel behind the headlight its square in shape its about $53.00 to replace not to sure what its called, had the same issue with mine, spend $900.00 for a part that ended up being $53.00

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    zwgtp97 December 28, 2012, 12:51
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    it sounds like the fuel safety shut off when in a front end wreck its made to brake and kill the fuel its on the passenger side upper frame rail it has 1 wire going in and one going out try putting a jumper wire between them if that works then replace that part

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