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#2028 of 2588 Re: PONTIAC GRANDAM SE 98 [delgado3]
Jun 26, 2005 (7:48 pm)
I have a 2002 Grand am and mine just started doing the same exact thing but what I also didnt notice that someone else did is it has a smell like rotton eggs and I have to get mine checked tomorrow for a converter.A friend of mine said that if the jerking and hesitation are like that it is most likely that.The only thing that is different is my abs light has not came on but my low trac was on friday all day and then shut off yesterday.I have 82,000 miles on mine.Please help.Nicole
#2029 of 2588 2002 Grand Am problem?
Jun 26, 2005 (7:55 pm)
I have a 2002 grand am and my car is jerking and hesitating alot,it has a rotten smell like rotton eggs and my low trac light is on and off! I have had it looked at and they said it could be my catalitic converter doing all of these things I am just wondering if someone could let me know if this sounds right.I have 82,000 miles on my car.I just bought my car not even a year ago and I dont know if it has ever had a tune up either and a friend of mine told me it could be that! Could someone please give me some heads up on my bad situation! Nicole
#2031 of 2588 Re: 2000 Pontiac Grand am 3.4 V6 cuts off when driving [2kgrandam_sev6]
Jul 03, 2005 (10:20 am)
I am feeling your pain!!! We have the same car with the same problems! Most important though, is my car shutting off on the highway! I was doing 80 and poof! I hope it is the fuel pump cause that's what I plan on replacing. As far as the other stuff, guess I'll live with it. Ready to get rid of this car soon, too many problems on the horizon. I also have 71K. Peace.
#2032 of 2588 tranny trouble
Jul 03, 2005 (1:07 pm)
driving home today and pulled out to pass a car in my 2002 gagt going up a hill got her up to about 70 mph and that was it the rpms were going up to 5500 and it seemed like the transmission was slipping i push on the gas and she races up to 5000-5500 and the thing dosnt pick up speed.anyone have any trouble like that.
#2033 of 2588 New/Used 98 Grand Am
Jul 04, 2005 (11:46 pm)
I just got this car for my high school graduation a little over 2 months ago, 100K mi. First day I drove it the CHECK ENGINE light came on. I can't figure out what is wrong with it! Every now and then the LOW TRAC light will come on, and I don't even know what that is. Definition needed! When accelerating from a stop, on occasion, the RPMs go up, but the car doesn't move! Pressing the gas/break doesn't help, so I throw it into park then into drive again and off I go. What do I need to tell a mechanic about this? How much should it cost? Please, anybody help me. I'm a 17 year old girl and I know NOTHING about cars!
Oh yes, I forgot to mention to ETS Off light no longer goes on/off and when I'm driving (AZ Heat) with the air on high my battery light will come on, but the second I turn the air off it shuts off. Should I get my alternator checked? A new battery? I'm in dire need of help....
#2034 of 2588 Re: 2000 Pontiac Grand am 3.4 V6 cuts off when driving [thegman39]
Jul 05, 2005 (12:49 pm)
I also have a 2000 Grand Am 3.6 that just started doing the same exact thing. I am driving down the road about 60-70 and all of a sudden it just shuts off with no spit sputter or hesitation. I have taken it to 2 different mechanics the first one told me it was the plugs, wires, and fuel pump. The second one said he could find anything wrong with it. It wouldnt shut off for either of them. Just as soon as I get in it the thing cuts off 3-4 times before I can get to where I am going. Was it actually the fuel pump did that fix your problem. Please resond ASAP I am so frustrated with this car. I have 90K on my car. Thanks
#2035 of 2588 Re: 2000 Pontiac Grand am 3.4 V6 cuts off when driving [simsjl]
Jul 05, 2005 (3:20 pm)
Something similar happened to my '95 Grand AM right before the head gasket cracked and water got into my oil. Mine wouldn't shut off while I was driving 60-70, but it would once I hit 20 or lower. Wish I knew what to tell you.
#2036 of 2588 Re: 2002 Grand Am problem? [nikki7777]
Jul 06, 2005 (2:32 pm)
The rotton eggs smell is probably your battery. Mine did the same thing.
#2037 of 2588 Re: Grandam power surge [artemis13]
Jul 06, 2005 (7:41 pm)
I was just reading what you wrote, and I'm experiencing the same problem you had. My battery died, and once I gave it a jump start, I couldn't get the radio to work. I bought the car used, and when I tried the password given, it wouldn't work. Now, whenever I try, all I get is an INOP sign. No matter, how long it's been since I last tried. Anyway, if it's not too personal, would you tell me how much the dealer charged you to unlock the stereo?