2004 Pontiac Grand Am freezing weather wont start

Tiny
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2004 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 70.000 miles

I have a 2004 grand am and let it set outside 20 degrees below, I assume fuel is froze up, before this a week ago went to another town and died a couple of times, I get it service when supposed to. I dont know if they put new fuel filter on when they service or not, I am assuming not. I checked that valve on the fuel rail { lines } by the motor with the car off and pushed the needle in and just a little gas came out and quit, should all the gas in the line come out with the pressure or will it only keep coming out if I have the key on and the fuel pump running, I was just thinking more should of come out than did even with key off, only got about a thimble full. Can I check that with the key on and fuel pump running, it should keep squirting out if the lines aint froze, is this correct ! And I did put heat in the gas tan a couple of fills ago ! Any ideas ! Thanks
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Thursday, January 31st, 2008 AT 10:33 AM

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Tiny
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Also while im here, my turnsignals quit working, and the weird thing is my flasher button on the dash above the radio, if you push it in and kinda hold it, the turnsignals work the right one anyways and it sounds kinda like a short or something when I push my flashers on, and no the flashers dont work either, but if I mess with the flashers the right turn signal will work sometimes ! Would a bad flasher do this or something else ! Thanks
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Thursday, January 31st, 2008 AT 10:45 AM
Tiny
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I wouldnt advise checking the fuel pressure that way, need to use a gauge. Does sound like the pump is bad if it didnt shoot out with a fair amount of pressure. The signals. The hazard button is also the flasher module for this car, replace it and the signals will work again
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Friday, February 1st, 2008 AT 7:45 AM
Tiny
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Hi, thanks for your responces ! You say to replace the hazard/flasher button, do you mean the button on the dash or the flasher, and if it is the flasher where is it located !
Wouldnt im guessing it be possible there wouldnt be much gas quirting out of the rail line pressure check valve, if the fuel filter was froze or clogged, and all the gas between the filter and the motor was sucked up before or up to when we shut car off.
Again thanks for your help !
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Friday, February 1st, 2008 AT 7:54 AM
Tiny
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Also, am I correct the fuel pump on the 2004 grand am is in the fuel tank, im guessing ! Is it hard to change or let garage do it ! Thanks
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Friday, February 1st, 2008 AT 8:04 AM
Tiny
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The hazard button is about 3 inches deep and has the flasher built in. Yes if the filter is frozen it wont have any pressure.
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Friday, February 1st, 2008 AT 9:35 AM

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