This is probably a shot in the dark, since it’s tough to diagnose a car without seeing it. But I’m hoping that there’s something common on this year/make/model of a car that someone has already experienced.
Anyway, my fiance has a '02 Olds Alero. Last week, it wouldn’t start. I pulled the aircleaner box cover and shot some gas in the intake. It fired right up. I looked at the aircleaner and found that it was badly in need of replacement.
So, I replaced the aircleaner and the car ran fine for the rest of the day. She got up this morning to go to work and it wouldn’t start again. So, I had to drive back home, give her my Jeep, and drive my motorcycle to work.
Any ideas on why it won’t start? The only clue I have is that the fuel pump seems to run too long when I turn the key on. Normally I hear a short “bzzzzt” which is the fuel pump pressurizing the lines. Now, when I turn the key on, it seems like the pump runs too long.
So, I’m stuck at work and trying to figure out what to even check when I get home. Any ideas would be appreciated.