I HAVE 98 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX AND I NEED HELP ASAP!! I RAN OUT OF GAS AND I HAD A NEIGHBOR USE THEIR GAS CAN... 100% SURE RIGHT GAS BUT POSSIBLY WATER WAS IN THE CAN. I TRIED TO START IT AND POSSIBLY

Asked by Mar 10, 2015 at 01:55 AM about the 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GTP Supercharged Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

POSSIBLY PUMPED THE GAS TO MANY TIMES TRYING TO START IT CUS I WAS
VERY COLD THEN A FRIEND WENT TO GET ANOTHER GALLON AND AFTER HE
FILLED IT WE HAD TO JUMP MY CAR AND I DROVE ABOUT A MILE TO THE
GASSTATION ANS HALFWAY BACK HOME IT DIED. NO HESITATION AND NO
WARNING THE RPM JUST SHUT OFF. AND I HAD TO PARK CAR TURN KEY OFF
AND RESTART IT
STARTED AND AS SOON AS I ACCELERATED IT DROPED AGAIN THE THIRD TIME
IT STARTED HAPPENED AGAIN AND THEN AFTER TRYING TO TURN THE KEY
WITH MY PHONE CHARGING AND MUSIC ON MY BATTERY DIED
MY FRIEND JUMPED THE CAR IT STARTED AND RAN AS SOON AS I PUSH THE
GAS IT DIES AND U CANT START IT FOR 3-10 MINUTES IF U WAIT THEN DO IT
AGAIN IT WILL RUN BT AS SOON AS U PUSH THE GAS THE RPM DROPS AND IT
DIES AND IT TAKES EVEN LINGER 10-15 I HAVE CHECKED ALL MY FLUIDS AND I
HAVE TURNED KEY U CAN HEAR THE PUMP TURN ON I CHECKED ALL FUZES
THE ALTERNATER FUZE WAS BLOWN
I HAVE NO CLUE WHY BUT I CHANGED IT GOOD ALTERNATER AND GOOD BELT
N BATTERY NOW I NEED HELP NOW PLEASE SOMEONE 9077442624 OR
COMMENT BACK ON HERE

3 Answers

655

you might want to replace your fuel filter. on your car you should not have to pump the gas to get it started. it is fuel injected there is no carburetor. it is fueled by electronics. your car sounds like its getting enough gas to start and idle but not enough to accelerate. your fuel filter could be stopped up.

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7,705

running the fuel pump low on fuel can make it over work. try changing the fuel filter like bandit suggests, it can help .

4,245

I would have the fuel pump checked out as well. Usually they just straight out fail, but I have seen a couple that "act up" before quitting altogether. As always, trouble shoot first, then spend the money replacing the correct part.

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