my sunfire is hard to start but when i prime the throttlebody it still wont start what could it be

Asked by Oct 20, 2014 at 11:10 AM about the 1999 Pontiac Sunfire

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

18,750

If you ran it out of gas it's probably a plugged fuel filter, plugged fuel pressure regulator, plugged screen on the fuel pump or a burned out fuel pump.

10,965

Verify that you have good spark.

18,750

Mark is right. No spark and it wont run either. By priming the throttle body you are actually flooding the engine. I would also check the spark plugs to make sure they aren't fouled.

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