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2004 Pontiac Grand am. The car wont start when cold without starting fluid. But when warm it starts just fine. Also no gauges work and the battery and oil lites stay on when running. Any idea's???

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You mentioned that the battery light stays on, which suggests that the battery may be the problem. Corrosion on the battery coils may have built up, making it time for a replacement. If you have a store like AutoZone or Advanced Auto Parts in your area, you can take your car there for a free diagnostic (of the battery). They also offer free checks on engine light trouble codes, etc. The oil light issue may indicate a leak, perhaps from a damaged oil pan. Only a certified technician would be able to help you determine that part. If you do have an oil leak, make sure to keep extra bottles of motor oil with you. If the levels get to low or run out, you could destroy your engine. Good luck!

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

  • Daniel Mitchell Nov 28, 2012

    Battery doesn't have corrosion and no oil leaks. Ty for the idea's


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The fuel pump is in the fuel tank.Sit in the car.....turn on the ignition switch to run.....listen very closely to the rear of the car...or have someone kneel down by the back should hear a "prime cycle"......the pump running for 2 or 3 seconds if the key was off for 15 seconds before trying this.If you hear silence you most likely need a fuel pump.Before pulling the tank down....check for power on the gray wire at the fuel tank connector just ahead of the rear axle under the car.Check for power with a test light that will last for 2 to 3 seconds as you turn on the key to run.Power means you really most likely need a pump.No power means you may need a fuse or a fuel pump relay.

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the security light will flash and disable the fuel injectors preventing the car from starting, if it thinks that it is being stolen. its easy to fix. set the parking brake to turn off the automatic headlights. next turn the key to the on position and wait ten minutes. the security light should stop flashing. then turn the key off and this will reset the security system. it should start immediatly afterwards.

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