The Fuel Pump May Fail Causing the Engine to Stall or Crank Over But Not Start on Pontiac Bonneville

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The fuel pump can fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians highly recommend to replace your fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 163,821 (81,000–255,000)
Engines affected: 3.8L V6, 3.8L V6 Supercharged
16 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
29 people reported this problem
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I had the same problem, the cause of my fuel pump going bad though, was the fuel pump relay.. heard these go bad on these cars..
Car would not stay running and would not start.
Had it go out twice. First time was just due to old age and it wasn't started for 12 years. Second time was because rust from the gas tank clogged it up. First time we dropped tank and replaced it ourselves, didn't see any rust. Second time we took it to a shop and paid around $200.
Just cranks no start.don't here fuel pump any more
engine install and lots of dark smoke comming out.
Fuel lines and rubber connetion pieces are dry rotted and fuel leakes out of all lines causing the the car to stall and not start