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#2031 of 2589 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 2589 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 2589 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 2589 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 2589 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 2589 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 2589 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?
#2038 of 2589 Deactivating Theft-Deterrent Feature for Radio
Jul 07, 2005 (5:14 am)
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 anyone has had this problem can you tell me what you did?
And if you went to a car dealer, how much did they charge?
#2039 of 2589 Re: Deactivating Theft-Deterrent Feature for Radio [desichick]
Jul 08, 2005 (3:35 pm)
I had the same problem, so I went to the dealer. After twenty minutes, they gave me back my keys and told me to have a good day. No payment was involved. So I simply say to you: Go to the dealer. It SHOULD be free, as it was for me. I mean, it's possible they'll charge you, but as I said, I got mine fixed for free, so hopefully you will, too.
#2040 of 2589 Re: . [szerfas]
Jul 09, 2005 (11:37 am)
I have a question. How much reliable is the grandam from the acrua tl? Has anyone had any trouble as far as DIY maintance? with the 2003 to 2004?