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#2034 of 2590 Re: 2000 Pontiac Grand am 3.4 V6 cuts off when driving [thegman39]
Jul 05, 2005 (11:49 am)
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 2590 Re: 2000 Pontiac Grand am 3.4 V6 cuts off when driving [simsjl]
Jul 05, 2005 (2:20 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 2590 Re: 2002 Grand Am problem? [nikki7777]
Jul 06, 2005 (1:32 pm)
The rotton eggs smell is probably your battery. Mine did the same thing.
#2037 of 2590 Re: Grandam power surge [artemis13]
Jul 06, 2005 (6:41 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 2590 Deactivating Theft-Deterrent Feature for Radio
Jul 07, 2005 (4:14 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 2590 Re: Deactivating Theft-Deterrent Feature for Radio [desichick]
Jul 08, 2005 (2:35 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 2590 Re: . [szerfas]
Jul 09, 2005 (10:37 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?
#2041 of 2590 Dies as soon as it starts
Jul 09, 2005 (7:50 pm)
I have a 1996 Grand Am with a 2.4 that dies as soon as it starts. It's kind of a weird problem I have never encountered before. You turn the key, the fuel pump whirls, it starts, runs 1 or 2 seconds and then dies. If you try to restart it without turning the key to the full off position it will not restart but if you turn it all the way off you can restart it for 1 or 2 seconds until you are blue in the face. I have traced and cleaned all fuel lines as well as detached the fuel rail and placing a cup under each injector. Fuel will spit out as long as you crank it. I have verified a spark at each plug and as well as that all the fuses are good. Any ideas?
#2042 of 2590 2003 Pontiac Grand Am Ignition Issue
Jul 10, 2005 (10:04 am)
My Grand Am was disabled recently by a issue in the igntion switch. The dealer ship has not left me with feeling of confidence in the issue. He started out by telling me that it was the keys, the sensors needed to be reprogramed. Later telling me that they were mistaken that keys didn't have sensors in them. They would have to hook it up to a computer at 55.00 a hour to find the issue. A hour an a half later they decided it was probably a part called a pass lock sensor. A 400.00
gizmo to replace. I ask what it does and they said it scans the key to verify before allowing they motor to start. What does it scan, there is no sensor in these keys, I said, the grooves.
I mean time I've discovered 2-3 other people who have had the same issue on similiar cars, one person is on his second sensor in three months and all are as uncertain about the issue as I am. Has anyone else experienced this problem. Also, I've been told that this sensor can be bypassed.
#2043 of 2590 engine over heating engine coolant pouring out
Jul 11, 2005 (7:26 am)
I havea 1994 standard grand am
Last night on the way home it started to over heat, i felt the hot air blowing out of the vents. Once tha was happening we noticed the water temp gauge rising very quickly. We ended up pulling over in a lot and notice it was POURING coolant out of the L shaped house at the back of the engine housing area (firewall).
Less than 2 weeks ago we had teh water pump replaced.
Any Ideas? The sooner the better...