Question about 1996 Pontiac Grand Am
Was fine one min... park it after getting gas.. then she won't start..... finally started but was skipping alot.... then died when i put her in park. wont start for the second time... my boyfriend says the intake manifold was stuck closed..... got her started o.e last time to drive her home...and again we cant get her started......... any ideas what could be wrong with me girl..... and yea this gal loves her car..
Check for fuel on the fuel rail that goes to the injectors will be a little green or blackunscrew the cap if it isnt already gone it looks like thr top of a valve stem press it like you lettin air out of your tirewhile someone turns it over a few times if it is gettin fuel it done soaked youif no fuel check all fues then focus on fuel pump
Posted on Oct 27, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
yes...first...how old is the battery?? you have 3 options...the battery is bad, the alternator is bad, or the serpentine belt is bad...most auto parts stores will check your battery for free while it is in the car....otherwise take it out and bring it in to have them check it...
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
SOURCE: Car dies while driving
First off, check your battery terminals and posts for corrosion or any other cause of a poor connection. If your connection to the battery is cutting out/back on rapidly it would cause exactly those symptoms. also inspect the battery cables end to end for poor connections corrosion or breaks/tears in the insulating coating. if that yields no answers it is probably a sensor for the ecu or the fuel delivery system. good luck!
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
Hi Melody- it feels like you could be right. it feels like your car was well worn when you got it. common causes of overheating are coolant too low, which is what i suspect was the case when you first got it. a stuck closed thermostat not allowing coolant to circulate. i assume you have an electric cooling fan- check to see if your fan motor is fried. you could also have large air pockets inside your cooling system which can give false coolant level. when you pour coolant into your radiator rather than your overflow tank, you introduce air into the cooling system that has to be purged by allowing the bubbles to work their way out through your radiator by squeezing your coolant hose you can assist the escape of these air pockets (with engine running) evidence of a cracked head can be presence of coolant in your engine oil-pull your oil dipstick and look. you say no evidence of coolant leakage, however, look underneath your car and check to see if there is coolant splatter surrounding the underside. it maybe that your car is maintaining enough pressure to run but when engine temps reach a point to where the radiator fan should kick on, and/or the thermostat should open to allow coolant flow and these things dont happen-the result is what you describe with no power and overheating that will eventually overstress your head(s) warped heads can cause the symptoms you describe. you can perform a compression test to help pinpoint a blown cyl. an idea for fixing your car for cheap would be to take it to your local high school auto shop. the only way kids learn the trade is by subject cars. ill bet you can even arrange them to pick it up. the will fix your car for cost. you would only need to supply whatever parts are needed to make the repair. its a win-win situation because they get to learn by fixing your car and you get to use your car for doing mommy things without fear of labor fees. which are around $120/hr. I hope i have helped you with your car good luck!
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
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