2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM TROUBLE STARTING

  • Tiny
  • alowell89
  • 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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Saturday, November 9th, 2013 AT 4:41 PM

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  • saturntech9
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So you have to hold your gas pedal to the floor to start it?Any codes in the computer?

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Saturday, November 9th, 2013 AT 5:19 PM
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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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Saturday, November 9th, 2013 AT 5:25 PM
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Do you ever see smoke when it finally starts?

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Saturday, November 9th, 2013 AT 6:04 PM
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Small amount of smoke a few times but not every time.

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Saturday, November 9th, 2013 AT 6:08 PM
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Have it scanned for codes I would be looking at the coolant temp sensor.

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Saturday, November 9th, 2013 AT 6:32 PM

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