Pontiac Montana won't start, sputtering

Asked by Sep 21, 2015 at 10:49 AM about the 2003 Pontiac Montana Base Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So last week my van sputtered, wouldn't start, I figured it was out of gas. Put gas in it & it worked. Now exactly a week later at a traffic light the van starts sputtering and stalls out. Everything shuts off. I can't get it started. I left it sit, my husband came wiggled the coil pack wires, then it started up & sputtering lessens as I pump the gas. I drove it a block & it completely shut down again. It's had the check engine light and abs lights on for a year, ran fine. It tries to start, but won't turn over. The battery light comes on, but goes right out. We're guessing coil packs, but I don't know how to figure out which one is bad. It's got over 200,000 miles on it and can't afford anything new. Any help as to where/how to trouble shoot would be so appreciated!! Thanks in advance!

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Mine did that last week and I believe they said it was a relay in the ... ugh I think manifold. Throttle line was also stretched so wasn't getting enough gas. They made repairs and it was working great.... until today. I think it's time for me to trade mine in.

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