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The only instrument light that comes on is my check engine light and car starts but dies immediately. whats wrong
1996 Pontiac Grand Am

The only instrument light that comes on is my check engine light and car starts but dies immediately. whats wrong

(1996 Pontiac Grand Am)
I hear the fuel pump run briefly then stop. Engine fires briefly, then dies. With the switch still in the run position, the check engine light is now off and engine will turn but not fire. If turned off, them back on, the fuel pump will run a fairly long time before stopping, the engine will fire up and die again. It will not keep running. Accessory side seems to be working just fine. Also, all exterior lights come on with the key, not just the drl's.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? nothing
How long have you had this problem? Just bought the car with this problem
Tags: pontiac, grand am
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on September 23, 2019
Hello, none of this information is helpful in a diagnostic process, unfortunately. There are not many useful facts here.

Testing needs to be performed to check for stable, consistent fuel pressure at the engine fuel rail, ignition spark, proper air coming in the intake, and no anti-theft system concern for example.

Electrical testing with the starting and charging system needs to be performed also, such as with the battery first off -- is it fully charged and able to handle a charge?

Following step by step processes like a technician would in troubleshooting is the only proper way to figure out what is going on.
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on September 23, 2019
Hello, none of this information is helpful in a diagnostic process, unfortunately. There are not many useful facts here.

Testing needs to be performed to check for stable, consistent fuel pressure at the engine fuel rail, ignition spark, proper air coming in the intake, and no anti-theft system concern for example.

Electrical testing with the starting and charging system needs to be performed also, such as with the battery first off -- is it fully charged and able to handle a charge?

Following step by step processes like a technician would in troubleshooting is the only proper way to figure out what is going on.
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