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#2081 of 2590 2000 pontiac grand am se 1 starting problems
Aug 02, 2005 (2:09 pm)
Sometimes my car will start without a hitch. But I have a problem with the starting, sometimes if I move the key from the ignition to the on position it wants. you can hear the engine like it is going to start but doesn't. I have changed the fuel filter and still the same problem happens. Could someone tell me what is wrong with my car? could it be the fuel pump,fuel injectors or the ignition switch since it appears to not work. Sometimes the key is locked in the ignition switch and will not turn inside, I have to wiggle it to get the key unlocked and start the car. Someone please help.
#2082 of 2590 cooling system flush
Aug 02, 2005 (4:14 pm)
What's the easiest way to flush the cooling system on a 94 pontiac grand am? I need to flush the whole system. It's got a new thermostat and the water pump seems ok, and there are no system leaks. It sounds like air is trapped in the heater core? water
sounds come from under the dashboard like splashing water? No leak in the heater core either. I checked under the dash. Any suggestions? Ken
#2083 of 2590 Another Pontiac Grand Am Starting Problem.
Aug 06, 2005 (8:10 am)
I own a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT coupe. I have noticed that the past few months it has had trouble firing. The frequency of the problem became more frequent until about three weeks ago it wouldn't start; it would turn over but wouldn't fire. I loaded it onto a trailer and brought it to a mechanic. After unloading the car would start. We left it with the mechanic and he ran some tests on it and said that, although it had started every time for him, the fuel pump may be going.
Since it would start I drove it for about two more weeks, some times it would fire right up and some times it would have trouble, and one day it wouldn't start again. It sat for three days, I tried to start it again but it wouldn't fire. I brought it back and again after unloading it would start again. The mechanic has had it for a week now and it has started every time for him. I can hear the fuel pump working when I turn the key Run position just before ignition. Before replacing the fuel pump I would like to know if there is anything else that could be causing this ignition problem. I use regular gas, should I try using Premium? fuel cleaner? anything else I should try checking?
#2084 of 2590 2000 Grand Am GT Electrical Problems
Aug 08, 2005 (4:38 am)
I have the above car (2000 Grand Am GT) - recently, I've experienced electrical problems; specifically, moments after the car is started (usually when on a hill), the electrical system "blinks", the engine hiccups, the radio may go out, and when severe, the engine will die and the clock needs resetting... Sounds like a short to me; but I cannot find it. To make matters worse, the problem is now permanent - the car won't start, no lights, no nothing (the emergency flasher makes a quick tittling sound - that all I can get out of it). Has anyone experiences something similar - where should I look next (I've looked, rattled, pushed, pulled everything visible under the hood - maybe to my detriment).
#2085 of 2590 Re: 2000 pontiac grand am se 1 starting problems [pontiacdude]
Aug 09, 2005 (5:40 pm)
i had the same issue with mine but was a 96 and i added new starter adn other things i think its in the ignition or if you have an alarm remove the alarm and replace the igniton. its what i did and worked fine.
#2086 of 2590 Re: Another Pontiac Grand Am Starting Problem. [dloomis]
Aug 09, 2005 (5:41 pm)
replace the map sesnsor probley i had to do that with mine when it did that.
#2087 of 2590 Re: 2000 Grand Am GT Electrical Problems [halloran]
Aug 09, 2005 (5:44 pm)
theres a power draw on there or probley something grounding check battery cables or alternator and make sure powers getting there and if so if you have like an sterio amp or alarm check thoose they can drain the batter or shut off the car. especially an alarm
#2088 of 2590 Re: Vent problem!!! [rachel8182]
Aug 09, 2005 (5:45 pm)
have your vents flushed
#2089 of 2590 2000 Pontiac GRAND AM SE
Aug 09, 2005 (7:20 pm)
I found an used pontiac grandam, 2000, for $5,995 at a dealership, its in perfect condition, runs beautifully, the only problem is that it has 95,000 miles on it already, so I can't decided whether or not it's worth looking into purchasing.
#2090 of 2590 Eternal AC Indicator Light
Aug 09, 2005 (7:53 pm)
I just bought a 2004 GrandAM SE with 20K miles. It works great except there is aparently no way to turn the air conditioner off using the button. If I turn the fan off, the light goes off. Turn the fan on agin and the light comes back on. The push button seems to do nothing. Am I missing something? Seems to be a defect, but I thought I should check before brining it in. Anyone have any expience with this?
Thank you in advance.