Yup, Pontiac was ahead of their time, even then. They did indeed have a computer analysis port
Okay so maybe i CAN help.
i wasn't awake when i posted that last one...
Just got mine back from the shop, with the same issues. My timing was off (she was running to rich at the start) and chugging, hesitating, and not wanting to start.
Start off cheap, if you can get the thing started sometimes, run some carburetor cleaner (get it at Wal-Mart or wherever sells auto parts) through the system, this is an IMMENSE help and will raise your pickup by a LOT. Be warned that it will make your car run a little rougher while it'* going through the system, and also will probably decrease your gas mileage on that tank of gas. It also may cause your car to kick out a little bit of black smoke after she'* just started.
Also, is your automatic choke working right? Or are you flooding the engine when you try to start her?
I also had a minor leak that was messing with things. That was recently fixed, and was connected to the larger problem.
Aaaaand...drumroll please...the major problem...
A part called the canister purge valve. It was stuck. Bad. They replaced it, and all is now well. No more chugging, and she starts right up. She was almost to the point of not starting
She was chugging and hesitating, and almost got me hit once because of it
But every car is different, it could be a number of things. Look around and see what'* up.
oh YIKE. Christy made a USEFUL POST...