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Pontiac Grand Am, Electrical, Sedan
Apr 18, 2012 (10:51 pm)
thanks for the info. thats one to remember
#288 of 323 All electrical, but it wont start
May 23, 2012 (12:07 pm)
I was reading through these to see if anyone had the same problem and I came close to the one by skill34. The car; 2000 Grand AM, V6, will act like it will turn on i.e. lights ignition all that jazz, but the car will not start. I was spraying ignition fluid into the intake manifold and that worked, twice. I am down to just over a tank of gas and I have to park the car pointed down hill for the stupid thing to start. If it is parked up hill, it will not start at all. Any help would be great, Thanks!
May 23, 2012 (7:31 pm)
that is typical of a car low on gas. are you sure the gas gauge is accurate? If it wont start where it is, pour 2 gallons of gas in and see if it starts. start or not, this is likely a fuel pickup problem. have the line pressure checked, and make sure the pressure does not drop off quickly when the engine stops. check all fuel lines / connectors. less likely a cracked fuel line in the tank letting air in or fuel out. if you check make sure to look into the pump housing also . other possibilities are water in the tank, clogged inlet filter(s), or an intermittent pump. on that point, do you hear the pump run for about a second when you turn the key to "run"? if not, you have an electrical problem, or a pump is in your future. good luck.
#290 of 323 Car stalls while driving
Jun 03, 2012 (10:44 am)
I own a Grand Am 1999, 6 cylinder. My car stops running while I'm driving. I've been having this problem since April and it's getting worse. When my vehicle stops, I would easily start it again, but now I can't even get it to start after it stops. Every time it stops, both the battery and oil pressure lights come on. I had the battery replaced sometime in May. The fuel pump is fine.
Any help is appreciated!
#291 of 323 good power no start
Jun 20, 2012 (4:36 am)
I have a 03 6 cylinder that won't turn over. Checked battery and Starter both were good. When I try starting it, I can hear a faint sounds coming from the throttle body area. Kind of sounds like an alarm clock sounds when running out of power. any suggestions?
#292 of 323 Re: Car stalls while driving [reddash1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 20, 2012 (7:57 am)
Did you have the car scanned for trouble codes? Having the dash lights come on after a stall is normal, because the engine has stopped.
These symptoms could have a lot of causes. We may have to wait until you have a complete no-start and then check for fuel pressure, spark, injector pulse etc to figure out which one went south.
#293 of 323 Re: good power no start [kelly80]
Jun 20, 2012 (7:30 pm)
That noise you hear is probably normal injector noise. If your battery is good, how about the battery cables? Try this to bypass all starter wiring. MAKE SURE THE IGNITION IS OFF! To check, get a set of GOOD jumper cables and attach the hot side to the hot terminal on the solenoid and to the battery. Attach the cable ground to the battery FIRST! Find a good, solid ground on the engine block and make sure it's clean with no rust. And get ready for some sparks. Push the cable end to the block with good force. It will spark a little or a lot, but you should hear the solenoid click, and the motor should turn over. If it does, the most likely culprit is one of the cables, or their attachment points. But it could be the ignition switch, or a fuse if there is one. If the solenoid clicks, but nothing happens, probably the starter is faulty. Same if it clicks not. good luck!
Jul 04, 2012 (12:20 am)
Okay I have a pontiac and the car won't start. I thought it be be a battery problem but the radio and lights work. When I try and start the car it makes a clicking noise. A couple times it made a little noise like it wanted to turn over. I checked the fuses and found none blew. The car has gas in it. Its low on oil but that shouldn't make it not turn over should it? I don't know if its the starter silinoid or what. Ik the ket has a small metal like chip thing built into it. When I'm trying to start the car the radio distorts. Please someone give me some ideas. It started up earlier yesterday and then it won't start now. Could it be the big elek start fuse? Idk how to tell if those are blown or not.
#295 of 323 Re: car wont start [redneckwife]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 04, 2012 (7:08 am)
Really does sound like a bad battery or battery connections.
#296 of 323 Re: car wont start [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 04, 2012 (9:40 pm)
Okay heres the update the car. We jumped it and it took 4 hours to charge it up enough to do that went and watched the firework show and after the show was over we tried to start it again... no go. So my sister tried to jump it with my moms car and it still wouldn't go. A guy came up with a golf cart and it finally started. It worked long enough to get us home now it won't restart.