What do I need to do to get my car to start?

Tiny
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  • 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.

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

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Tiny
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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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