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97 gtp turns over wont start..fuel pump runs enermidintly

My 97 grand prix gtp will not start just turns over changed the fuel filter and relays, i can hear the fuel pump ever once and while. i even pumped the gas to see if i could smell gas and i cant, I just filled the tank full after running it almost empty ?? did i ruin the fuel pump pleas help our only car we have thanks

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  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    Exactly the same problem you describe. It will run a few seconds and then shut off. Please help as it is the only vehicle of a jobless guy!

  • Anonymous May 06, 2009

    My '97 GP GTP starts just fine and the fuel pump runs, then it acts like it runs out of gas and shuts off. The throttle peddle sensor has been replaced. HELP!!!

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Yep i seen it in happen .i was at a gas station a guy drove car to the gas station on empty.he fill his tank up .could not get it to crank .some cars you have to restart fuel pump when run out of gas. like chrysler.you use a scanner. but chervrolet you run low over heat damage the pump.it has to stay submerge gas to keep it cool. check fuel pump pressure.it should be 41 - 47 psi.

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Hello! You're symptoms sound very much like a common problem associated with the fuel pump resistor. The GTP engine has a two speed fuel pump. There are two relays that control the fuel pump via the PCM module. The fuel pump relay and fuel pump hi-speed relay. Tied into the hi-speed relay is a fuel pump resistor that may go bad.

Symptoms vary but primarily the engine will start but die in a matter of seconds due to insufficient fuel pressure.

Here is a picture of the relay - which is located in the fuse box in the engine compartment:

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What you can do to both diagnose this and either narrow it down to this or disqualify it as the culprit is remove relay #15, and bend out the tab labeled "85", and then reinstall the relay. If this does solve your problem, then you need to replace the Fuel Pump Resistor. Doing this will bypass the resistor, and place the fuel pump in "high" speed mode at all times. Once you have replaced the resistor, you need to bend the tab back to its normal position and replace the relay.
NOTE: while this may be a helpful diagnosis tool, and provide a temporary fix - doing this procedure for a prolonged period of time can lead to fuel pump failure. Use this at your own risk.


Hope this helps and good luck!

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To check to see if this is the problem, there is a trick you can do and its very easy to do. Go to the attached link, and bend the tab my finger is pointing at and then plug it back in. If your car starts and runs fine, well we just solved the problem.

Link ->> http://www.boredandstupid.com/relay.jpg

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