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2002 grand am turns over but will not start

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2002 grand am turns over but will not start
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Dan replied 5 years ago.

Dan :

hello

Dan :

my name is Dan

Dan :

WHen you crank it over and turn the key back to run, is the thrft/security light on ot flashing?

JACUSTOMER-namkj4ch- :

no

Dan :

WHen you turn the key on, does the service engine soon light come on?

JACUSTOMER-namkj4ch- :

no

Dan :

The service engine soon light should come on when you turn the key to the run position. If not, the ignition switch might the the issue

Dan :

can you double check that light to see if it comes on

JACUSTOMER-namkj4ch- :

sorry Dan it does come on

Dan :

ok have you checked for spark or fuel pressure, Can you hear the pump running when you first turn the key on?

Dan :

Have someone listen on the botton of the fuel tank while you turn the key on.

Dan :

the pump should run for 2 seconds once the key is turned on

Dan :

should hear a slight humm noise'

Dan :

you can tap on the bottom of the fuel tank while cranking to see if it will start then tap on it with the palm of hand

JACUSTOMER-namkj4ch- :

okay i will have to try this it might be a few minutes before i get back to you

Dan :

Thats fine

Dan :

thats ok

Dan :

I'll switch this to a regular question session so it will notify me when you post back