WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO GET MY CAR TO START?

  • Tiny
  • Kaseyknt
  • 1999 Pontiac Grand Am
  • 199,000 miles

Camshaft gaskets needed changed so we changed the set timing and put it back together and it trys to start but backfires, what do I do? It was leaking oil on my spark plugs thats why we had to change the gaskets cause it was miss firing and shutting off at an idle.

Thursday, July 19th, 2012 AT 5:45 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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Should we guess which engine you are working on?

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 AT 10:06 AM
  • Tiny
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My bad its a 1999 pontiac grand am 2.4l 4 cylinder

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 AT 1:44 PM
  • Tiny
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The white coil housings are notorious for causing ignition problems like that. I would replaced it.

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 AT 1:46 PM
  • Tiny
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Ok thank you I will give it a try if no, luck ill be back thank you very much

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Thursday, July 19th, 2012 AT 1:51 PM

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