in order for car to turn on the engin shakes real hard


Asked by Mar 05, 2015 at 10:29 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT Coupe

Question type: General

im wondering if im damaging my car by driving it. I can only get one good start out of
it first thing in the morning. after that i can turn the key and u hear the poping going
and the sound like its about to turn on and it dont. 2nd time i add gass when i hear it
about to kick on and it catches and dies. then this always works and its scary, i turn
the key and just hold it i hear it catching and it sounds like its about to choke engine
shakes real hard and the car starts and stays on. am i damaging my car doing that?

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You could be hurting it,have you serviced it lately,meaning plug,s wire,s?

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yes we did very recent they changed the wires also

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Did it run this way before replacing the plug,s and wire,s ?


yes, it had issue starting but not to the point the engine must shake to start. maybe i have a loose belt or something .

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No lose belt wont do this,could be bad fuel in tank,or weak fuel pump,meaning not getting good fuel pressure at fuel rail,or could be a bad fuel injector.

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If your engine light is on,go have it scanned,will give you and ides of the issue you are having.


theres no engine light , but ill get it checked anyways i dont want any more damage in it if its hurting it. thank u so much for all the advice it helps alot.

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You are welcome.

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