Three months it's been in the shop.
Fuel inj. 4 cyl - runs great otherwise.
problem only in the morning.
Fires on all plugs and fuel is spraying from the injector. It just
cranks but never catches.
When it finally does start up it acts as though (and smells like) it's
So far have replaced:
Oxygen. sensor, Temp sensor, Fuel pressure Regulator, and Mat
sensor. Also tried new
computer - so far no fix.
Happen 3 - 4 mornings a week.
Need help please.
I've got a 1988 Pontiac 6000 (same car) with the same engine. Mine doesn't
start in sub-zero temperatures no matter if I have a fully charged battery.
Mine has gone through two oxygen sensors. Mine needs a fuel pressure
regulator also. My 6000 did something similar to this when my brother had
it - it required three things to fix it. I unfortunately don't remember
what they were, but I know one of them was the fuel pump. (which by the way
you're explaining, maybe it doesn't need that) I've had loads of starting
problems with mine. You should feel lucky your car doesn't have as many
problems as mine.
With 124,350 miles:
A/C doesn't work
Cruise no longer works
Speaker cuts in/out
Antifreeze leak (twice)
Power Steering Fluid leak
Needs an oxygen sensor again (replaced only five months ago)
Won't start easily when gas tank is below 3/4 of a tank
Won't start in sub-zero temperatures
Seatbelts wore out
Water leaks when it rains
Fuel pressure regulator (causes stalling)
Idles bad, especially when cold but will do it when warmed up sometimes also
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