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Pontiac Repair/2001 Sunfire


I just replcaed the fuel pump, the car started fine and ran for a bit then died like it ran out of fuel.HELP

Hi keith:

does it start and run for 2-3 seconds then die? if so when this happens is the security lamp start to flash? if so there is an issue with the pass lock system in the car that is very common on these cars. if the light flashes do this turn off all the accys radio blower motor etc. Start the car let it run untill it dies leave the key in the run position after 10 minutes the security lamp with either stop flashin and then stay on steady or it will stop flashing and then go out or stay on steady for 10 minutes then go out. this will learn the security code from the lock then turn the key off wait 1 minute then try starting it again. if it is indeed a security issue on the restart it should start and keep running. good luck :-)

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General auto repair,electrical issues,driveability issues,anti-lock brakes,SIR systems,HVAC,engine performance,Gm specific. I have worked at my current dealership since the 1990 model year anything much older than that I have limited exposure to. I do not have very much transmission experience so those question you may want to ask of another expert. When you send me a question let me know the exact make/model/engine and year for the car or suv you have it makes it easier to answer the questions that way. If your happy with the answer I gave you please feel free to Donate. This is a free service to you and I am not compensated at all by this web site. I have 22 years of experience to share with you and my knowledge wasn't free to me. I had to pay for my education.


Experience in the area: I have been a technician in GM dealerships for over 22 years and I am a ASE master technician. I work at a Buick and GMC truck store Previously I worked at a Pontiac GMC store for 18 years. I Served a a lead technician when dealership was on a team system. I just recently moved to a Buick,Hummer,Saab Store when my franchise was purchased by this dealership. Organizations: ASE master technician


Education/Credentials:High school diploma,2 year vocational school degree 2 year college degree. Associates degree in applied sciences (auto technology)Awards and Honors: GMC master technician

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