Tag Archives: Fuel Pump

A bad fuel pump can cause your car or truck to be hard starting, or not start at all. Read through our growing auto repair question and answer lists.

Bad Fuel Pumps Cause Vehicle To Not Start

Lately, we’ve have quite a few vehicles come through the shop with fuel pumps that have failed. This seems to go in cycles, where we see a lot of one particular thing coming in all the time and this time of year seems to be fuel pump problems. The colder weather can have a lot to do with these failing, but other than that, it’s…

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Pontiac Grand Prix Knocking Noise- Will Not Crank Over

Yes, I have a 2005 Grand Prix and every time it shifts it makes a slight knocking noise. Shifts sorry. That’s OK, something like that could be a bad motor or transmission mount. Or, possibly something inside the transmission. Does it do it every up-shift in every gear? No just once OK, so is it like right from a stop when it does it? Yeah…

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2006 Chevy Malibu Will Crank But Not Start

My 2006 Chevy Malibu will crank up, but it will not engage/or turnover until i press the accelerator…once that happens it works out fine…until the next time i crank it up. ProTech: Can you give a bit more info? Crank up, engage, and turnover all mean the same thing so I’m a bit confused. Will it crank but not start? OK, i would attempt to…

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2002 Pontiac Grand Am Hard Starting When Hot

I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am with a 3.4 liter v6. When the car is cold it will start fairly quickly but when it reaches operating temp or sits in warm sun or high ambient temps it will turn over like mad but will not start. Protech : A check of the fuel pressure when hot would be a good thing to look at…

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My Gas Gauge Reads Empty When It Is Full Of Fuel

One thing I see and hear quite a bit of from customers is that they complain that their fuel gauge is inaccurate or acts very erratically. I’ve been dealing with these type of problems since I got into the business almost two decades ago. The one common factor in most of these complaints is the fuel level sensor. Late model fuel injected cars and trucks…

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