My car has only 57,000 miles, and a couple times has not started(cranks but wont start) (once it wouldn even turn over) but after sitting a few days it started. When i try starting it the gages go kinda wacky... should the gages go all the way to the top and then back down again when i turn the key on? Im wondering if maybe its the computer or maybe someone else has had a proplem like this that can let me know what to do.
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Re: 2004 pontiac grand am wont start
Yes the gauges should go up and down they are selftesting your starting problem could be starter related they were having problems with those, also try turning ignition to the on position for 3 seconds before trying to start,also gm has a tsb for hard start issues
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when you say -turn over do you mean firing-turning over to me means the starter motor is cranking or turning over-firing is when combustion happens in the cylinders-as far as the cranking continuing-try some wd40 in the ignition switch-it may be hanging up-Denny
This is a trick some folks do to figure out if it's the starter. When the car doesn't crank, take something like a bat or a metal bar and hit the starter and few times. If the car starts right away then it's your starter, otherwise you might consider the fuel pump relay/fuel pump.
first you need to check if its fire or fuel the next time it wont start pull the plug wire off and hold it close to metal and have someone crank it if it sparks check to see if you got fuel pressure at fuel rail or throttle body but be careful it could be high pressure if no spark an intermittent problem could be ecm or crank sensor no fuel pressure could be fuel pump in tank
Does it start soetimes? Has it been down all this time? Is it got enough gas? the gauge can be wrong. fuel pumps and gauges are failing alot as the tequies used to steal gas are breking things that peaple don't think about. Peaple steal gas to get to the job they haven't gotton yet. It's getting bad out there It was only once in a while I found this problem but now it's everyday. One in 5 no starts are out of gas and most of the peaple said they keep the tank full ( thier thief knows you and gets plenty, then next htings you know he bends the fuel gauge sender and takes all you gas or you don't but more as you think you have some and you don't.
if you are not hearing the pump turn on there's a good chance that its the fuel pump most gm's have a faulty wiring on the fuel pump harness id check the relay and wiring if theirs power to the pump but not crank that would be it id get a gm pump not a carter better to use oem
Sounds like your battery is on the way out. Have a load test done on battery & voltage check on alternator. If all works well once it starts, I'd bet on the battery, but load test will confirm, which they will do for free usually if your buying the battery from them.