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#922 of 980 98 Grand Prix ---------NO A/C
Sep 01, 2006 (8:47 am)
My wife has a 98 Grand Prix, same car as in post above this one. The A/C compressor will not come on. There is no power going to the clutch to lock it in. The switch on the climate control seems normal, when I push it the light comes on to show its working. All fuses are ok, is there a relay somewhere that I am overlooking. Thanks...
#923 of 980 Collent leak? 95 grand prix...
Sep 02, 2006 (2:19 pm)
Yesterday driving I see steam coming from drivers side hood. I can smell collent, and reserve is low. I dont see any hoses leaking, it looks like it below on drivers side. Freeze plug leaking? Any ideas?
#924 of 980 grand prix troubles
Sep 03, 2006 (4:14 pm)
i have a 98 pontiac grand prix with 90k
i have had overdrive replaced but my car still clunk's when trying to go into the gear.
my Torque converter has been replaced as well as the solenoids. the service engine light is still on. the computer says its still my converter.
my windshield wiper fluid will not come out
my gas mileage is ridiculous and i have spent over 3,000 and still have not solved any of my problems
anyone have any ideas or suggestions?????
#925 of 980 grand prix troubles
Sep 03, 2006 (4:21 pm)
i have a 98 grand prix with 91k
my key keeps getting stuck in my igntion. the car will not shut completely off when this happens. im afraid that if i don't figure out the problem soon that one of these times it is going to get stuck for good!!
any ideas or suggestions???
#926 of 980 Re: 98 Grand Prix, key stuck in ignition [racer32x]
Sep 05, 2006 (8:20 am)
Which position is the key stuck in? By the sound of it I'm guessing it doesn't turn to the "OFF" position?
As far as the windshield washer, have you checked that the pump is definitely not getting power using a multimeter or test light? You could also jumper the washer pump to +12V on the battery and see if it starts pumping.
#927 of 980 Re: grand prix troubles [court0013]
Sep 05, 2006 (8:24 am)
Well, if you've spent $3000 and the tranny is still not right, there's only one thing to do. You have to go back to the shop that did the work and DEMAND they fix it correctly. You paid for it to be fixed, it's not fixed, end of story. Don't let them beat around the bush. If they don't help you, I would work through your credit card to get a refund... talk to the BBB... even attorney general's office.
Unless people stand up to shady businesses (in any sector) they won't go away.
As far as the washer: when you apply the washer, do you hear the whirring sound it normally would make? If so - look for a disconnected hose under the hood or at the wiper arms. If not - check your fuses, and if you're able to, check whether power is getting to the washer motor.
#928 of 980 Re: 00 Grand Prix Just Dies, then starts right back up [wileywapiti]
Sep 05, 2006 (2:03 pm)
We had the same thing with our 99 grand prix it ended up being the Crank Shaft senser works fine now it's right under the crank shaft pully not a fun job to do.
Hope this helps
#929 of 980 Re: 98 Grand Prix, key stuck in ignition [bxd]
Sep 05, 2006 (5:31 pm)
The key is stuck in the position that is one click forward from the off position where it will normally pull out. Everything is off or so I thought, another post said the electronics for the car are still powered up at that point. I have checked power to the washer pump with a good multimeter, nothing. I have not tried the jumper wire, but I am positive it would run. Thanks
#930 of 980 Re: 01 Grand Prix G power windows not working [scottyward1]
Sep 06, 2006 (6:57 am)
My Pontiac Grand Prix 2001 has the same problem. The driver window motor stopped working 6 months ago, two months ago the two rear windows at once. How can two windows that I seldom use go out at once? What a pain of a car. It's a very cheap car for the price. I have met so many people with the exact same problem, even new Pontiacs still under warranty. Since it's not a safety issue, Pontiac is not going to acknowledge the problem.
For the price you can buy a much better car!!!
#931 of 980 Re: 98 Grand Prix, key stuck in ignition [racer32x]
Sep 06, 2006 (6:41 pm)
I know what your going through! Under your steering wheel on the column you will have a small square hole, about 1 1/2" wide. If you stick your right middle finger in this hole with your palm facing you, you will feel with your finger nail a small round button. Push this button in and your key should turn all the way off. You will have to do this each time you shut the car off. If you look by the square hole I told you about you should see a small round hole also. This hole is lined up with the little button inside. Take a screw that is lone enough and put it in this
hole so it keeps the button pushed all the time.
Heads up! keep an eye out for some "shift lock release" problems in the future.