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My daughter has an 04 grand am 6cyl. It starts, but then

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My daughter has an 04 grand am 6cyl. It starts, but then dies shortly after. I just replaced the fuel filter, fuel pump, fuel.relay, & spark plugs. No luck
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, I am Cam. Sorry to hear about this issue on your daughters car. Can you tell me your first name?

With the car, does it start back up afterwards shortly or do you need to wait?
Also can you tell me what engine and year the car is/has?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My name is***** car is an 04 grand am 6cyl and no it doesn't start back up immediately. It takes about ten minutes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just replaced the fuel pump, fuel.filter, fuel pump relay, & spark plugs. & there is no security light flashing.
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

OK when it will not start back up, are you able to test for spark by taking a spark plug wire off, inserting a screwdriver and then holding it close to the engine and have someone crank ig?

The likely issue is the crankshaft position sensor in the back of the block.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, I'm alone right now.
Also when it does start and is running it kind of sputters. Would that correlate with the crank shaft sensor
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

Yes it would, but it could also be a fuel pressure regulator. Lets see what happens when you can test and get back to me.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The spark plug wires on the vehicle are the kind with the big dust boot on it. (Not sure of the actual name) so I can't really test for a spark that way
Expert:  GM Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

At the coil yes, but at the plug end its like a normal spark plug wire.