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#1 of 367 Clicking noise but no start! HELP!
Nov 24, 2006 (12:41 pm)
Okay so whats new with my little pontiac? Ever since i've got the thing ive had nothing but PROBLEMS. 2002 gt 85,000 miles...recently when i would try to start my car i would hear a loud clicking noise like my battery was dead.it would take me a few trys but eventually it would start. so i bought a new battery (it was 4 years old anyways) that made the problem go away until about a week ago it started again. now this time i know its not the battery. we tested it and it is fully charged. it wont take a jump. it wont do anything!! all i hear is a loud clicking noise. im not sure what it could be! i do not want to replace the starter if it could be something smaller.. any ideas?
Also i got a anti theft alarm installed. someone told me that if its faulty it could cause a problem starting the car.. i need help! my only car and i need to be to work on monday!!! =)
#2 of 367 RE: Clicking noise but no start! HELP!
Dec 01, 2006 (2:11 pm)
it is possible that you car alaram is faulty and not allowing the starter to turn correctly. but i don't understand why it would let it click, if the alarm is using the engine disable feature it shouldn't even click. hate to say it, but your teeth on your starter might be letting it slip.
#3 of 367 Re: Clicking noise but no start! HELP! [mylilpontiac]
Jan 05, 2007 (7:20 am)
My son-in-law had same problem with 98 Grand Prix. He replaced starter...no help...someone told him motor was locked up...someone else told him to take all plugs out and try to turn it over...This worked...the cylinders was full of gas and wouldnt let it turn over...you might want to try this....good luck
#4 of 367 Re: Clicking noise but no start! HELP! [mylilpontiac]
Feb 15, 2007 (2:01 pm)
same thing happened to me. i took it to goodyear and they checked the starter, alternetor, and battery (even though it was brand new). anywho they replaced the starter and $431.28 later everything is great (except the camber, stoopid camber).
#6 of 367 2004 Grand Prix starting and DIC problems.
Apr 02, 2007 (8:11 am)
I own a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix that now has 44,000 miles on it. At about 22,000 my my car would not start sometimes. You never know when it is going to happen, you just have to guess. We've had computer updates on the car but it still does it. Now our DIC computer shows up all the time reduced engine power, low fuel and guage shows empty when gas in tank, no traction control, trip errors and others. Has anyone had any problems like this?
#7 of 367 Re: 2004 Grand Prix starting and DIC problems. [mtgp04]
Apr 24, 2007 (3:31 pm)
I have a 1995 Grand Prix SE. 80,160 miles on it. I went to pull out of my driveway and my left rear tire was locked. the other three rolled. any suggestions what this may be?
#8 of 367 Won't turn over
May 07, 2007 (4:52 pm)
I have 89 grand prix. Problem started when car felt like losing power and car smoking and pulled over and smoke coming from engine. found hole in raditor fixed with jb weld and flushed the system out. car will not turn over. what are we missing.
#9 of 367 Unstable rpm that leads to stalling
Jul 21, 2007 (6:01 am)
This last week Ive had a problem with my 99 grand prix gt. Im on my way to work get off the highway and get stopped at the red light. While im sitting there with my foot on the brake waiting, my rpm would rise like the car was trying to go. A day later still doing the same thing the rpm would go crazy then the car would die on me. I have already taken the car to two shops and they both said they fixed the problem but it is still happening. If anyone has had this problem or know anything about it that can help me fix it that would be awesome.
#10 of 367 Re: Unstable rpm that leads to stalling [kyleray]
Aug 13, 2007 (3:22 pm)
Did you get your problem fixed? I am having the same issue with my 1997 Grand Prix GTP Supercharged. The spark plugs and wires and alternator have been replaced; but the did not help the problem. Please let me know if you have figured it out.