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Old 04-07-2003, 12:49 AM
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Question Pontiac V6 stalls on cold startup

My mom's got a '94 Pontiac Grand Prix with a 3.1l V6 (which, fortunately, she'll be getting rid of soon). A problem just cropped up today. When it's started after sitting for a while, it'll crank, fire, rev up some (like it normally does) and then shut down. On a re-start, it starts fine and keeps going. The car doesn't seem to be lacking for power, and there isn't a misfire or anything like that.

I'm guessing fuel pump...I can hear it whining, but maybe it's on its way out. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 04-07-2003, 08:26 AM
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Have you checked for a trouble code? If not, get a Haynes manual or some such to see how to do it. I expect it is just shorting two pins on the ALDL connector, then reading the flashes of the Check Engine light.

Most likely there is a code stored that will point you in the right direction.

Good luck,
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Old 04-07-2003, 12:35 PM
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Does the Check Engine light come on wheenver a code's been stored? I ask because I haven't seen it come on, and to my knowledge, neither has my mom.

Actually, the car may just not like me; my mom started it this morning and it worked fine...

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