Last post on Apr 22, 2013 at 8:52 AM
You are in the Pontiac Grand Am
What is this discussion about?
Pontiac Grand Am, Electrical, Sedan
#94 of 321 Re: 2003 Pontiac Grand Am V6 SE Starting Problems [hammerhead912]
Feb 14, 2008 (5:14 pm)
We just had a problem with our 03 Grand Am not starting. We went to get dinner and a half an hour later it wouldn't start. It would turn over and maybe start for about 2 seconds and then die. We ended up having to reset the passlock by putting it in the inginition for 10 minutes and then starting it. It worked, but the mechanic said that it will only help so many times, and then all of the sudden it will just completely go out. The security light flashed the whole time it was being re-set. The next morning after we took it to the mechanic, it did the exact same thing. It just depends on the car as to how long it will work after you reset it. We just had to have it fixed, and it will run about $400-$500.
#95 of 321 stalling in reverse
Feb 16, 2008 (9:25 am)
my car is only stalling when in reverse does anyone no what it could be please help
#96 of 321 Re: stalling in reverse [cristal]
Feb 16, 2008 (1:56 pm)
Only in reverse? That's a new one for me. What does it do, just die out immediately, or does it stutter a little and then stall?
#97 of 321 Re: stalling in reverse [burdawg]
Feb 17, 2008 (7:08 am)
yes only in reverse and it completely stops and all my dash lights come on like my battery and stuff then i put it in park shut it off and turn it back on and its fine im soo confused
#98 of 321 Re: fuel pump [haroldcramm]
Feb 17, 2008 (9:34 am)
I had to have my fuel pump changed out in my 2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE about 10 months ago and with the labor and everything it was $690. The part itself was almost $400.
#99 of 321 2005 Pontiac grand am shift is stuck in park
Feb 18, 2008 (6:19 pm)
Hello everyone. I have a 2005 pontiac grand am that I just got stranded because my shift is stuck in park and wont move. Any suggestions on what may be wrong? My car is still sitting in the parking lot at work...I'm wondering if this is going to be a hard fix or if there is just something that could be possibly stuck??? Any info is appreciated.
#100 of 321 2003 GrandAm Not Starting/Stalling
Feb 18, 2008 (11:03 pm)
About a week ago I was running errands and had to stop back at my house to pick s.th up. When I came back to the car about 10 min later it wouldn't start. It appeared to turn over, but not fire. The whole engine block shook and sounded like it wanted to escape from under the hood. A nieghbor guessed fuel pump. Had the car towed to a repair shop the next morning (after once again trying to get it started with the same results). 1 hour later the repair shop called to find out what's wrong with the car - apparently it started just fine for them. I described the 'symptoms' and was told that perhaps 's.th. got knocked loose on the tow truck on the way over here'. The kept it 2 more days to try to duplicate the problem - without success. My son finally picked up the car and parked it in front of my office building - less than 1 mile away from the repair shop. About 1 hour later he tried to start the car.......it wouldnt start - same sound, same nothing - it appeared to turn over (or want to turn over, but wouldn;t fire). The engine block, again, shook. We took it back to the repair shop the next day (it started fine and we drove it there). This time they kept it 3 days, drove it regularly and again could not duplicate the problem I finally picked it up today and drove it home ( after having starting problems again). My son borrowed the car earlier this evening and 20 min. later I got a call: apparently the engine stalled while drivign uphill. He was able to coast into a side street (with great effort was able to steer and break). Will have car towed again tomorrow am..........maybe this time to dealer? Any ideas? BTW - although the problem only showed when my son and I are driving the car - we HAVE witnesses........really
#101 of 321 Re: 2003 GrandAm Not Starting/Stalling [grandamdame]
Feb 19, 2008 (8:13 am)
From your symptoms, it sounds like a fuel delivery issue to me. Unless the security light is flashing when you try to start it, it most likely not a Passlock issue, and Passlock wouldn't cause it to stall while running under normal conditions. A failing fuel pump can cause the very symptoms your describing. Unless it completely fails it can be hard to diagnose the way you've tried so far. I would take it to a known competent shop and have the fuel pressure & delivery rate checked to try and find out the condition of the pump.
#102 of 321 96 grand am turns over hard and runs rough when it starts
Feb 19, 2008 (7:57 pm)
sometimes it will start and run for a few seconds and sometimes it wont start.I've replaced the battery,oxy sensor,map sensor,and crank sensor and no luck. any one have any suggestions. oh it is a 3.1 3100
#103 of 321 my 96 2.4 wont start help
Mar 03, 2008 (3:48 pm)
I got my tranny fixed last week and got it back on a tuesday... that thursday it just stopped working.... i call auto zone and they told me to check the neutral safety switch and it worked.... now it wants to crank but wont start... i have had the starter tested and its fine... the battery replaced, the camshaft postioning sensor replaced, the fuel filter replaced and new sprak plugs put in it.... believe it of not that didnt help much... it wants to crank but not start... i really need help beacuse i have no clue whats going on