2001 pontaic grand am

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Old 06-15-06, 05:07 AM
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2001 pontaic grand am

re... 2001 pontaic grand am - v6 3.4 L engine

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1. run out of gas, then filled with $ 10 of gas
2. car did not restart
3. no fuel pressure on fuel rail, only a few drops on test valve comes out
4. fuses assoc with fuel pump appear ok, fuel pump relay can be heard engaging.
5. replaced fuel pump and fuel filter.
6. fuel pressure at test valve on fuel rail now strong, and you seem to hear fuel flow are the rails when ignition is switched on.
7. car seems to try to start but just very brief, but doesn't start. It seems to fire / kick but not enough to start.

Obviously something we have missed or there is a secondary item to repair. Any ideas ??? May have to have a repair facility check it.
 
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Old 06-15-06, 05:31 AM
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When you turn the key to on leave it for say 5 seconds and then turn it to start and let me know if it starts right up then.

Does it do this when you hot started it.

Plus the fuel pump died when the tank went dry because the fuel pump uses the gasoline to cool it. The gasoline flows over the armature, windings,,brushes and bearings in the pump. And with out gasoline a fuel pump will burn itself up.
 
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Old 06-15-06, 05:40 AM
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I have tried that to turn the key on for 5 to 10 seconds before start. Tried cycling it on and off a few time before start, it kicks briefly but no start.
 
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Old 06-16-06, 06:24 AM
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Now working perfectly

Had to wait a few hours then it started immediately, guess either air had to bleed out of the system or the injectors soaked the plugs on the initial repressurization
 
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