1994 Pontiac Bonneville Engine starts then dies after 1-3 s

Tiny
PAINTERAJ
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  • 1994 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 115,000 MILES
New fuel pump, and filter, does not seem to be fuel problem, have ample fuel at supply and return fittings under hood.
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Sunday, February 3rd, 2008 AT 4:31 PM

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Tiny
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I just replaced the fuel pump, again, new filter, plugs, wires, and vacuum hoses, and now mine is sitting in a parking lot until I can afford to tow it home. Does yours ding 4 times, before it shuts off? Also, mine is no longer going above 1000 RPMs before dying. Please help us.
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Thursday, February 14th, 2008 AT 6:48 PM
Tiny
COMICSON
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Its probably your fuel pressure regulator its forcing fuel in the crank case I bet you smell gas and it blows white smoke. My did the same thing. Do it your self the part cost around 100.00 but at a shop its about 430.00
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Friday, February 29th, 2008 AT 6:13 PM
Tiny
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I had it towed to Pontiac. After four days, they replaced the computer, and put a factory fuel pump in, and it runs like a champ. $1100, but I didn't have to deal with it anymore.
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Sunday, March 2nd, 2008 AT 1:41 PM
Tiny
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When you started changing parts something caused the anti theft system in the ignition switch to "lock up". What that means is that that little square chip looking thing in the ignition key tells the ignition system that it is the right key. If it is not the right key (there are about 15 different "chips" for those keys) then after the vehicle starts up, the computer shuts off the fuel pump. So the car will start right up, then die after 3 or 4 seconds. It will continue to do this until the anti theft system is reset. To reset it you insert the key and barely tap the starter then leave the key in the on position for 15 minutes. This will reset the anti theft system and it should start right up and be fine afterwords. Sorry to be the one to tell you that the stealership charged you all that money for a simple 15 minute fix, but I am only posting this so that others with the same problem can save some money and frustration down the road.
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Saturday, June 28th, 2008 AT 2:39 PM

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