Engine Mechanical problem
1994 Pontiac Grand Am 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 175000 miles
My car was running fine I started up a hill and then it just died and would not restart it acts like it will start and then it dies and will not start you can here the fuel pump running so I need to know what might be the problem.
Do below to determine if its a fuel or spark problem and get back asap with some resullts
Get a starting fluid or ether and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it