Question about 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE
I have a 2001 Grand Am Gt. I bought it used 2 months ago. i ran it to empty and it didnt start for me one day. i changed the fuel filter and filled the gas tank full. still nothing. i pushed the car to a service station and the next day they said it started fine but they charged the battery for me. this time it had 1/4 tank of gas and didnt start for me again. i put 3/4 tank of gas in it and left it over night. this time the security light has been staying on. i went back to try and start and it almost did but nothing. ive been letting it sit for 2 days and will try starting it again tomorrow. ive been told its the fuel pump. the pressure is at 47 and should be at least 52. there is lots of pressure still, what will i do if i try to start it again and it doesnt start. should i tow it to get it serviced with a new fuel pump. i dont want to loose out on all my money on this new-to-car, while i try and take care of 3 little kids on my own.. please help me...
I have a 2000 grand am and the pass key sensor went out.some days it started and others it would'nt.i took it and had it fixed it now is doing great.in the mean time turn your car in the off postion then turn it on but dont try to start it.let the lights go off then start it.it should start mine did.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
Hi centi1999.First of all,from what you discribe,it will NOT be you fuel pump.Accually,the problem that you describe is very common.The security system has a problem.The pass-key sensor will most likelt be the problem.You have to replace the key cylinder lock because the sensor is not sold seperatly.Try this,try to start the car,after you turn the key all the way forward,let it go.the key will stay in the run possition as if the car had started.leave it there.It will take about 5 to 10 minutes for the security light stops flashing.Then turn the key back to the off position,remove the key,then try to start the car.This should reset the security system for a while.But,you will have to replace the pass-key sensor to fix the problem.Good luck.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
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