2001 Pontiac Grand Am car wont start

Tiny
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  • 2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 103,000 MILES
Car ran fine the night before parked it it wont start the next day. Turns over but wont run. Ive checked the battery, fuel level, made sure it was getting a spark etc. I am at a lose for what this could be. Listened for the fuel pump that seems fine. Any information would greatly help PLease!
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 10:35 AM

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Tiny
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So you have spark?

Did you try spraying ether or carb cleaner into the throttle body? To eliminate lack of fuel?
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 10:45 AM
Tiny
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I have not yet tried that no. We did the normal test of making sure we saw a spark when turning the engine over
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 10:52 AM
Tiny
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Okay, try that and get back when you do with the results.
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 11:27 AM
Tiny
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I have no idea where this is located or how to go about doing this.I also tried boosting the car and it def. Wants to start it just wont.
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 3:14 PM
Tiny
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I'll go as far as you want, but at this point I suggest taking it to a trusted shop and let them diagnose it.

You are not having a problem with the starting system, a boost is not needed. You are losing spark, fuel and or compression. You saw spark, probably not losing compression that leaves fuel as a likely problem.


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Follow the air duct from the filter back to the engine. The screened component is the MAF sesnor, you want to get on the other side of that when you spray.

If it starts after doing this we have only narrrowed down that it is fuel, in which case you are going to need to get a fuel pressure gauge.

Sometimes you are just better off having a shop find and fix the problem.
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Sunday, December 23rd, 2007 AT 5:28 PM
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Is the security light flashing on the dash?
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