97 3.8L starts and stops after a few seconds. could it be the fuel pump, or fuel filte?

Asked by Sep 04, 2015 at 03:52 PM about the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It starts and the engine stops aftèr a few seconds of running. I'm thinking fuel
pump or filter. Any ideas of other possibilitie? Thank you

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could be. take the fuel filter off blow threw it and see if it is hard to blow threw if so replace it. fuel pump you will need a fuel pressure gauge to check it

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Turn the key to the run position without starting the car. You should hear the fuel pump run for a few seconds and then stop. If it does it's unlikely that its the fuel pump. If there's nothing then its time for a new pump and filter. Whatever it is, find the problem before you start replacing parts or you'll spend a fortune and get nowhere.

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