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Unread 12-09-2009, 03:10 PM   #21
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I have a button by my passenger side footwell to re-set it.
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For my Pontiac, my issue turned out to be the Fuel Pump Resistor. Once it died, the car would crank and start for a few seconds and then turn off. I did all sorts of testing to see what the issue was, put in a new fuel pump etc... Turned out to be a GM order only Resistor that on my car was hard to get at. I mounted the replacement in an easier to maintain position.

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Unread 12-17-2009, 11:46 AM   #23
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Fuel pump resistor, now that's one I've never heard before!

Where is this resistor located, I should know before I have to discover this on my own.
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The resistor on a Pontiac Grandprix is located up inside the passenger side front fender. You have to pull the fender off in order to get to it. I can't remember if the tire came off too or not. I think i was able to just drop the fender and let it sit on the wheel. Anyway... I threw a few parts at it until I figured it out. New coil packs, new fuel pump, new fuel line filter, new plugs, new wires, etc... Symptom was: Car started ran for a few seconds and then died.

Once I plugged in the new resistor. She fired right up and kept running.

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The resistor on a Pontiac Grandprix is located up inside the passenger side front fender. You have to pull the fender off in order to get to it. I can't remember if the tire came off too or not. I think i was able to just drop the fender and let it sit on the wheel. Anyway... I threw a few parts at it until I figured it out. New coil packs, new fuel pump, new fuel line filter, new plugs, new wires, etc... Symptom was: Car started ran for a few seconds and then died.

Once I plugged in the new resistor. She fired right up and kept running.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 08:07 PM   #26
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I think you mean the fuel pump cut off switch. It's a emergency feature
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