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#2042 of 2589 2003 Pontiac Grand Am Ignition Issue
Jul 10, 2005 (11:04 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 2589 engine over heating engine coolant pouring out
Jul 11, 2005 (8:26 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...
#2044 of 2589 hood cable 1994 grand am
Jul 12, 2005 (11:01 am)
As i was trying to open the hood, the cable snapped. Temporary fix for it is pliers, but i want to know what would be involved in replacing the cable, am I able to just pull that cable out and string a new one through the sheath thats there?
#2046 of 2589 Re: Hi Rory [pat]
Jul 12, 2005 (11:59 am)
ok thanks for the help! I've posted them there
#2047 of 2589 Re: Hi Rory [rorytate]
Jul 12, 2005 (1:26 pm)
Good and good luck with the problems - let us know how it goes.
#2048 of 2589 Re: Deactivating Theft-Deterrent Feature for Radio [desichick]
Jul 13, 2005 (11:18 am)
I just wanted to say that taking my grand am to the dealer was the best thing. He took care of it right in front of me. It didn't even take 2 minutes. I found out the previous owner gave me the wrong code. Thanks for all your help.
#2049 of 2589 Re: Deactivating Theft-Deterrent Feature for Radio [desichick]
Jul 13, 2005 (11:45 am)
That's great to hear - thanks for letting us know.
And don't be a stranger!
#2050 of 2589 Re: Hi Rory [pat]
Jul 14, 2005 (9:12 am)
Did the by pass on the heatercore
and i'm still working on getting the cable fitted. someone said they had teh same problem and tied a string to the one end of the old one, and one to the new end and pulled it all the way through..sounds like what i want to do.!
#2051 of 2589 2002 Grand Am heater problem
Jul 14, 2005 (12:29 pm)
I have a 2002 Grand Am SE, and for some reason my heater switch will only work on the 4 and 5 notches, not 1, 2 or 3. This happened suddenly one day. Does anyone know what may be casueing this? And is there a quick fix?
Thanks in advance.