1998 Pontiac Grand Am Care sputterd then died

Tiny
BRENT_MCFALL
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  • 1998 PONTIAC GRAND AM
Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

I have a Pontiac Grand am 2.4L twin cam. I was on the free way and went to give a lil more gass. Is sputterd and kinda stalled then just died. And I mean it just stoped as if some on turn the key off. I hooked a Innova CanOBD 2&1 tool to it and it came up with nothing said no DTC in cars computer im not great with cars. Any help would be appreciated
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Saturday, December 20th, 2008 AT 7:09 PM

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Tiny
JAMES W.
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Two things you need to check. 1- do you have fuel pressure? 2- Do you have spark while cranking? If you can give us this info, we can go from there.
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Saturday, December 20th, 2008 AT 9:09 PM
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I bleave I have fuel I just changed the spark blugs and carged the battery. Not when I turn the key all light come on and it does nothing not trying to start nuthing. Im in north ID and its in the negetives now. Can that have a efect?
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Sunday, December 21st, 2008 AT 12:55 AM
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Have the presure know that for sure.
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Sunday, December 21st, 2008 AT 3:09 AM
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JAMES W.
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If you turn the key and it won't crank, you need to have your battery load tested. If it cranks, but won't start, you still need to determine which you are missing. Spark or fuel.
Fist, make sure all fuses are good
With fuel pressure, but no spark, change the ignition module.
If you have spark, but no fuel pressure, check fuel pump relay or fuel pump.
If you have no spark AND no fuel pressure, change the crankshaft position sensor. From your stall description, I think you will find a bad fuel pump. Hope this helps.
I know what you're going through over there. I'm in Minnesota.
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Sunday, December 21st, 2008 AT 11:43 AM
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Has the presure sure of that but I dont know how to chek the spark plug since there are not cables. The car spark blug conecters are strate and conected to the plate thats conected to the ignition set up. But I think it might be the battery. Cause I charged it and after trying to turn it on it diead fast.
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Sunday, December 21st, 2008 AT 3:04 PM
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JAMES W.
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Have you had your battery load tested?
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Friday, December 26th, 2008 AT 9:45 PM
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I got a new battery and not it makes a click sound and thats it just a click at a turn of the ignition. Im about to throw it in to the auto repai shop dont have the cash for it but I need it working. Thank you for your help its greatly appreciated.
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Saturday, December 27th, 2008 AT 2:33 AM
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JAMES W.
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Can you turn the motor over by hand to make sure it's not locked up?
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Sunday, December 28th, 2008 AT 1:20 PM

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