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October 13, 2012, 7:16 pm

Sean M
 

Question: What could a common starting problem with a 1998 Pontiac Firefly be?


I said it was a firebird because firefly wasnt availabe in the drop down box. What could a common starting problem with a 1998 Pontiac Firefly be? I have a 5 speed 1998 Pontiac Firefly and it stalled. Here's the overall play by play of what happened. It first cut out and took 30 minutes to start, then the second time it took an hour, the third time it wouldn't start but made a kind of little short almost attempt and that was it. The starter tries hard but the engine won't stay started. What could it be? The ignition module? It turns over but won't start. What could a common starting problem with a 3 Dr base 1998 Pontiac Firefly be? There's oil in it. ... or what is it definetly not for sure?


October 17, 2012, 11:32 am

Elizabeth K
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There are several different causes for that, and doing some systematic troubleshooting is the best course. Here's a great article on the steps to take to identify the problem:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start


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