my pontiac grand prix 2001 check engine light came on. i checked the codes and the coils came up. i tried testing the coils myself with a small vacuum hose a a light tester to see if i was getting the right amount of spark and all of a sudden my car turns on but shuts off immediately after its been turned over. what could be my problem? please help

Asked by Oct 12, 2014 at 05:11 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my pontiac grand prix 2001 check engine light came on. i checked the codes and the coils
came up. i tried testing the coils myself with a small vacuum hose and a light tester to see
if i was getting the right amount of spark and now my car turns on BUT shuts off
immediately after its been turned over. what could be my problem? please help

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it would probably be best to remove the coil pac and have it tested. you can do it yourself with a multimeter. there are several good youtube vids on the subject, but it would probably be easier just to take it to autozone or someplace.

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