1990 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 87000 miles
I have a 1990 Pontiac Grand Am that won't run. If you pour a small amount of gasoline in the carb, it will start and run for a short period of time. I was told by the previous owner that about four months ago it was running fine and then he got on it, discovered there was a leak in the break line, coasted home, and it wouldn't start after that.
I have a service manual for the car which offers troubleshooting tips like checking the fuel pump relay by using the test terminal. I thought that was a good place to start but don't know what I am looking for and spent two hours trying to find it.
When I have someone turn the key and I am laying right near the gas tank, I cannot hear the fuel pump kick on.
I also cannot drain the full gas tank because I can't get a hose all the way down the feed neck due to the fact that it gets stuck somewhere. I also cannot remove the rubber flexible hose that goes between the rigid feed neck and the tank. I loosened the hose clamp but the hose won't budge.
I spent about 6 hours on this car only to accomplish changing the fuel filter(which didn't help by the way and was still a pain due to the amount of rust on the nuts). Any help would be greatly appreciated including tips on breaking loose rusty bolts so I can drop the fuel tank if it is a fuel pump issue.
Also, is there a way to read the computer codes without buying an expensive reader?
have the same problem?
Sunday, December 9th, 2007 AT 7:01 PM