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The car was sputtering and would start but turn off right away. Checked the fuel pump to insure it was turning on, it was. I then replaced the fuel filter. It started immediately. Ran just fine. Few hours later now it wont start again. What could it be?

Hi eric:

well you need to verify spark and fuel. does it start and stall right out? is the security lamp on and or flashing? if so then it has an issue with the factory theft system it shuts off the fuel to the engine. If not it could have a bad fuel pump you need to listen to see if it's running and also what the pressure is what engine is in this 4 or 6 cylinder?  

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Todd Puccio


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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