Mechanics

TROUBLE STARTING

2001 Pontiac Grand Am

Car only starts when pushing the gas pedal. Runs fine once started. What could be the culprit? Car died completely a few weeks ago. New battery was installed and car ran fine for a little and then this began.
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Alowell89
November 9, 2013.




So you have to hold your gas pedal to the floor to start it?Any codes in the computer?
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Saturntech9
Nov 9, 2013.
Not sure about codes. But I pump the pedal a few times while starting the car. If I don't push the gas pedal the car cranks but won't start.

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Alowell89
Nov 9, 2013.
Do you ever see smoke when it finally starts?

Saturntech9
Nov 9, 2013.
Small amount of smoke a few times but not every time.

Tiny
Alowell89
Nov 9, 2013.
Have it scanned for codes I would be looking at the coolant temp sensor.

Saturntech9
Nov 9, 2013.

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