WHY WONT MY CAR START AFTER CHANGING HEAD GASKETS

  • Tiny
  • Brad.landrum@yahoo.com
  • 1999 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 200,000 MILES

I have a 99 pontiac grand am I changed the head gaskets before I changed them the car would start right up now that there changed the car will crank but will not start why

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Thursday, September 27th, 2012 AT 10:47 PM

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Was all cam timing done correctly?Do you have spark?Have you checked compression?Actual fuel pressure is what?

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Thursday, September 27th, 2012 AT 11:15 PM
  • Tiny
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I never took timing cover off so timing should be fine I have spark and I didn't do a pressure test but there is good pressure on the lines

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 12:11 AM
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Which engine do you have?Also have you checked for spark compression etc?

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 12:18 AM
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I have the 3.4 v6 and I have spark

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 12:27 AM
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Have you checked the compression yet?

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 12:32 AM
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No how do I check

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 1:14 AM
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You cant a compression tester at auto zone and then remove all you spark plugs. Then screw the compression tester into each cylinder then hold the gas pedal to the floor and crank the engine ten revolutions and record the number. Before doing that pull the injector and ignition fuses. Also did you make sure there were no blown fuses?

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 1:46 AM
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Yes I checked all fuses all are good

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 3:41 AM
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Alright keep me posted.

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 4:39 AM
  • Tiny
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I will and thank you

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Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 12:53 PM

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