Had no problem until I went to cvs I came back out and it wouldn't start. A guy gave me a jump and it started. I turned on the headlights and it died and wouldn't start. Jumped it again and rode home without the headlights and turned on the headlights at home it died and won't start back up without a jump and won't stay running with the headlights.After it dies if I turn on the headlights it makes a buzzing sound.Also it was raining today when all this happened. Please help I'm a third shift working single mother of two so I have to have my car and my headlights!
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i seen light flashing look like security light.look like vechicle in theft mode problem in the theft security.try to turn ignition switch to the on position 10 minutes until security goes out.then turn off ignition wait 5 seconds see if engine starts if yes problem in the theft security system.if theft security system working okay problem could be starter or starter solenoid.could have faulty neutral safety switch or clutch start switch faulty.make sure battery volts is 12.6 volts let auto parts store do load test see if battery has a bad cell plate shorting
I'd start with a battery first. Sounds like the battery has 1 or more dead cells in it. the battery may have all the volts you could want but if it doesn't have the proper amperage it won't crank the motor. You can have the battery load tested for free at Auto Zone or Advance Auto. A simple down and dirty test would be to disconnect the Positive cable and jump the vehicle by connecting directly to that and a good ground on the block. The motor should turn over as long as the vehicle you use as a jump has the proper amperage in it's battery. If the vehicle starts then it is the battery, if it doesn't then you need to look at the starter and other components.
I just went through lots of troubleshooting and expense on my 1996. Whenever I would lift my foot off the accelerator and was below about 30 mph, the rpm's would starts jumping around and sometimes it would stall. If I gave it a little gas (accelerator), I could sometimes keep it running. It also backfired once in a while. Starts right back up. Also, if I let it idle while in part, it would die after 1-2 minutes.
I ended up finding a hole in the fuel regulator. About a ~$70 part if you get an AC Delco, but very simple to change.
Does it run bad on acceleration? hesitate? Misfire? If so, remove the silver thing that looks like a valve cover. Take it to a Pontiac dealer & have the parts guy sell you the spark plug boots and the spider-web-looking thingy attatched to the underside of the aluminum. Methinks that you have the most common of Grand Am problems: Coils and spark distribution.