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Pontiac: , 2003 pontiac grand am v6 fires up but it seems

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Hi, 2003 pontiac grand am v6 fires up but it seems that when the engine gets hot above 200 degrees it wont fire up. what could be the problem?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 years ago.
Hello and welcome!
Thank you for requesting me!
There are several things that it could be. Here is a list if the most common causes.
Fuel pump
Fuel pressure regulator
Engine coolant temp sensor
Crankshaft position sensor
Ignition control module
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Customer
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
fuel pump is good just changed the fuel pressure regulator. where should I start?
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 years ago.
I would start by checking for spark when the condition occurs.
If there is spark, I would go after the temp sensor, TPS MAP/MAF sensor.
If there is no spark when this happens, I would go after the ignition system.. crank sensor and ignition module.
So you would start by checking for spark when this condition occurs. That will give you a direction to go in.
Customer
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok I do have spark when the engine is hot and wont start. When i run the engine and it warms up 225 degrees I turn it off and try to start it again and it wants to start almost like a misfire but just wont start all the way after trying to restart the engine a couple of times it just cranks over no indication that the engine is actually firing. then I let it sit and cool down under 200 degrees and it will start up. also I am getting a code (P0327 Knock sensor 1 circuit low input)
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 years ago.
The knock sensor code should not cause the no start condition.
I suspect this is a lack of fuel causing this issue.
I would be willing to bet that it is caused by one of those fuel sensors I mentioned before.
ECT, MAP or MAF.
Customer
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
just remembered I changed the MAP sensor. So that only leave the ECT and the MAF How do I go about diagnosing these two?
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 years ago.
You would have to check the signals from sensors using a scan tool or a voltmeter.
I would check the signal from these sensors when the problem is acting up to ensure to pinpoint the problem correctly.
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Have a great day!!
Customer
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have both the scan tool and voltmeter. When I checked with the scan tool it seemed as if I was getting a correct reading for the ECT. But how would either of these cause a problem only when its hot?
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 years ago.
If the sensor was "skewed" it will not send the correct signal back to the PCM when hot.
Customer
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok I am getting data from the MAF and ECT where do I go from here
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 years ago.
Replace the bad sensor. That is your next step.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Well all sensors mentioned seem to be working just fine
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 years ago.
Don't forget to check the TPS and aur intake temp sensor.
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Amedee replied 2 years ago.
Hello!
It'sCustomerfrom just answer. I am just checking in to see how things are going and to see if you need any further assistance?
Let me know!
Customer