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#2163 of 2588 Re:YET Another Pontiac Grand Am Starting Problem. [curylocks]
Oct 14, 2005 (9:03 am)
We recently purchased a used 2002 Pontiac Grand Am with 40,000 KM on it, it really good condition. Until last night that is when my bf left for work and went to the car, put the key in the ignition and it wouldn't start. The starter was trying to roll over.. It wasn't the alternator as the lights were on and the whipers and stereo were working, that also ruled out the battery. My very mechanically inclined brother stopped by to take a look at it to no avail..
This morning we decided that we would try it again, once again it wouldn't start. My brother looked over the car, checked the fuses, tried to boost it just in case. Checked for spark which it had a lot of, checked the fuel pressure, once again, lots of pressure. Even tried resetting the computer by unhooking the batter and that didn't work... By then I was really annoyed and even more peeved at the SECURITY light blinking on the dash.
So I came on-line very frustrated came across this and tried it, to my surprise it worked. And now I wonder what the problem is. I even so much as called a GM Dealership but they claim that they have never heard of this, well I felt like sending the guy this link to prove him wrong. In three months this never happend and now I am very frustrated at GM! You think they would fine a fix, afterall Grand AM's are not a new model of car and from reading everyone's coments it's been happening even before 2000.. so makes you wonder what they do at the good old' GM factory, I still like to think I baught a GENERAL MISTAKE... Guess I should have stuck with a FORD.. But regardless, I love my grand am, great mialeage, great on the highway etc.etc. wish GM would fix this problem.
My brother mentioned maybe trying to get a car started because it would bypass the ignition which would make the car start. And makes me wonder why the security light is one when we do not even have powered locks, apparently its for Remote Keyloss Entry which we do not have.. Wish the folks at GM could answer some of my questions but once again.."you have to bring it in so they can make a pretty penny at our expense"..
#2164 of 2588 Re:YET Another Pontiac Grand Am Starting Problem. [2002grandam]
Oct 14, 2005 (6:07 pm)
from what i have read.. its not about the keyless entry, its the "passlock" system.. a theft protection system in the car that when the wrong key is used in the ignition.. the fuel pump is shut down.. so a theif can't steal the car.....HMMM General motors.. guess what it also does it when the owner trys to start the car... So my question is ... is it a bug in the electronics.. or does the chip in the key wear out after time?
ALSO did u hear on the news that Toyota is re calling the Prius for the exact same problem??
#2165 of 2588 Re:YET Another Pontiac Grand Am Starting Problem. [2002grandam]
Oct 14, 2005 (6:10 pm)
i am chuckling as i read your post cuz .. i bet the look on your brother & BF face was priceless when u got the car started!
#2167 of 2588 Re: ABS,TRAC OFF&"Service Vehicle Soon" are ON. [igi]
Oct 15, 2005 (10:40 am)
I am having the same trouble with my 2001 Grand Am except it is my Service light is on if u get a fix for this let me know if you dont care cause this car is my sons and I wouldnt want him to have any trouble with it at all...
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#2168 of 2588 Re: How to check fuel pump [strohk]
Oct 17, 2005 (3:06 pm)
Were you able to get any reply on this? I'm having the same problem with my 2001 GA SE. I was hoping to get a little insight before I paid someone to fix it.
#2169 of 2588 Re: Clicking Noise [tworrall]
Oct 19, 2005 (3:05 am)
I went to the dealer to have them listen to the noise. They said it is the multifunctional switch. He said it happens alot in the Grand Am. I am going to have it changed so I will keep you posted. The dealer said including labor this is about $225.00 to fix.
#2170 of 2588 Theft Deterant system 1996 Grand Am 3100 V6
Oct 19, 2005 (3:04 pm)
I put a scanner on the car and it pulled a P1629 code which is Theft Deterrent System. I have recalibrated the PCM about 3 times and it has also been to a GM shop. After I recalibrated it , it might run 3 start ups or 3 days you never know. Does anybody know how to disable the Theft Deterrent System or is it not possible? We installed a new key lock that we were told would fix it but didn't. Hopefully someone has some answers
#2171 of 2588 Re:YET Another Pontiac Grand Am Starting Problem. [2002grandam]
Oct 19, 2005 (4:39 pm)
how did she fix it mine is doing the same thing
Oct 20, 2005 (7:44 am)
Would anyone be able to tell me what a 1999 Grand Am (auto) 2 door, 99,000 miles, with NO MOTOR be worth? I am wanting to make an offer on it, but not until I find out what it's worth. I'm guessing only around $5-600. I could be wrong! Any info would be greatly appreciated! You can reply on here or email me redneck_andreahotmail.com Thanks!