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I just changed the plugs on 2004 CTS, put the plenum back

down, hooked it all up...
I just changed the plugs on 2004 CTS, put the plenum back down, hooked it all up carefully and it starts immediately but quits within about 2 seconds. double checked it all.
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: It cranks well. I will check the lights.
JA: Are you fixing your CTS yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Lights come on. I had a number two cylinder miss so I unhooked all the connections, lifted the plenum to clear the coils, replaced all 6 AC Delco Iridium same as OE, and put it all back together. Cleaned the throttle body.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I cant think of anything.
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David Craig
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Try starting it again, this time put the gas pedal to the floor while cranking it.

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
With it to the floor it cranks but won’t start. It starts if I take my foot off but dies

ok, standby

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what engine? 3.2, 3.6 or 5.7?

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
3.6

ok thanks, ***** *****

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disconnect the mass airflow sensor and try starting it

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Is that the piece right after the air filter?

yes

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Heck, can’t get it off

is there a red lock on it?

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Not that I see. I can’t free it and it’s brittle. Is it a push in clip!

it should be a press down release.

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
It starts and runs disconnected

does it run good?

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
It revs good but I haven’t driven it. Recommendation?

replace it

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actually, with the engine running, plug it back in

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Hook it up again or replace the part

plug it back in with the engine running

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
I plugged it in and it stays running. I turned it off and it started and died. Unplugged it and started fine

replace the mass airflow sensor

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Will my daughter be able to drive it to work unplugged tomorrow until I can get to it tomorrow night?

I myself wouldn't try that.

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try removing the air tube and cleaning the mass airflow sensor

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Ok
Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Throttle body spray?

here. be very careful when spraying throttle body cleaner. dont get the nozzle to close to the sensor wire

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
Noted

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
My first time...how do I rate you...I don’t see where. Thanks David

theres a rating scale on your side somewhere. thank you. you're welcome

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Customer reply replied 22 days ago
I rechecked and found the air channel had gotten disconnected when I checked the air filter. Now all is running fine. Thanks David.

very good!! saves some money and frustration!

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