changed fuel pump and it is getting spark at the plug so why wont it start?

Asked by Sep 11, 2012 at 11:44 PM about the 1988 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 88 grand am le 2.0 I just changed the fuel pump and it does make sound again but it will not start. If it is getting spark and fuel why will it not start? is there not enough fuel pressure?

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Try resetting the system. Make sure your battery is fully charged. Pull the emergency brake.( this is to keep the headlights from coming on and running the battery down during this process.) next, turn the key to the start position without cranking it. Leave it like that for thirty minutes at least. After the minimum thirty minutes,Do not turn the key backwards but turn the rest of the way over to start the car. Hopefully it will.

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have fuel pressure checked, if pump went out the filter may be clogged as well.

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