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Pontiac Grand Prix, Electrical
#5 of 6 strange problem.....
Mar 27, 2002 (10:42 am)
I have a 98 Grand Prix GTP that has been having strange problems lately. On two occasions the car would not start, it would just click a time or two when turning the ignition, but then a few minutes later, it would start. Both times this happened, the clock reset itself to 1:00. Sometimes when starting the car there is a hesitation before it turns over. Last week while pulling out of a parking lot, the radio and heater shut off and then came back on, and the clock was reset to 1:00. This morning, I heard a clicking noise under the hood when I tried to lock the car with the remote. I tried the door to see if it locked (it wasn't), and the horn started. Anybody ever have problems like this?
Thanks in advance for your help....
#6 of 6 Bad Connection
Apr 03, 2002 (2:33 am)
It sound like either a loose or corroded battery terminal. Remove them clean them and re install them. Also with the car being a '98 model, if you have not replaced the original battery it might be getting close to time. Usually the original one only lasts 3-4 years. If it has been replaced and you didn't do it, definitely check those terminals. The wrench or socket size is 5/16", please don't use vise grips or pliers, get the right tool!