Question about 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix
What could be the problem an the price range just had new spark plugs bout 4 mounths ago
Bad coil pack possibly.thats the three square things near back of motor .plug wires go into it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I am getting a misfire
Here is a copy of the "Policy Adjustment" that I took to the dealer with me this morning. Hope this helps any of you.
Subject: Special Policy Adjustment - Catalytic Converter #05551 -(09/14/2005)
Models: 2001-02 CHEVROLET IMPALA, MONTE CARLO
2001-02 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
2001-02 BUICK REGAL
EQUIPPED WITH 3.4L (RPO LA1 - VIN E) OR 3.8L (RPO L36 - VIN K) V6 ENGINE
Some customers of 2001-02 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo; Pontiac Grand Prix; and Buick Regal model vehicles, equipped with a 3.4L (RPO LA1 - VIN E) or 3.8L (RPO L36 - VIN K) V6 engine, may experience a condition where the vehicle exhaust catalytic converter is replaced due to complaints of lack of power or illumination of the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL). This may be due to the front endcone insulation from the catalytic converter breaking away and blocking the front of the first catalyst brick and preventing the free flow of exhaust gas through the converter.
Special Policy Adjustment
This special policy covers the condition described above for a period of 10 years or 120,000 miles (190,000 km), whichever occurs first, from the date the vehicle was originally placed in service, regardless of ownership. The repairs will be made at no charge to the customer.
For vehicles covered by Vehicle Service Contracts, all eligible claims with repair orders on or after September 15, 2005 are covered by this special policy and must be submitted using the labor operation codes provided with this bulletin. Claims with repair orders prior to September 15, 2005 must be submitted to the Service Contract provider.
Involved are all 2001-02 Chevrolet Impala, Monte Carlo; Pontiac Grand Prix; Buick Regal model vehicles, equipped with a 3.4L (RPO LA1 - VIN E) or 3.8L (RPO L36 - VIN K) V6 engine and built within the following VIN breakpoints:
Parts required to complete this special policy are to be obtained from General Motors Service Parts Operations (GMSPO).
Converter, Catalytic (L36 engine)
Converter, Catalytic (LA1 engine)
Gasket, Catalytic Converter (Converter to I-Pipe, both)
Gasket, Exh Manif Pipe (L36)
Gasket, Exh Manif Pip (LA1)
General Motors will notify customers of this special policy on their vehicles (see copy of typical customer letter included with this bulletin - actual divisional letter may vary slightly).
Catalytic Converter Inspection
Begin the inspection by reviewing the condition described by the customer. Refer to "Description and Operation," SI document 657895, to help you determine the correct symptom diagnostic procedure when a malfunction exists.
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
I'm a bit confused concerning your spark plug wires as the standard 2.2 engine does not have them, so my suggestion is based on the 2.2 engine as the 4 cylinder you state you have.
If the secondary electrical has been replaced, I would suggest inspecting the fuel injectors for operation.
The easiest way to test the operation of the fuel injectors is to listen for a clicking sound coming from the injectors while the engine is running. This is accomplished using a mechanic's stethoscope, or a long screwdriver. Place the end of the stethoscope or the screwdriver (tip end, not handle) onto the body of the injector. Place the ear pieces of the stethoscope in your ears, or if using a screwdriver, place your ear on top of the handle. An audible clicking noise should be heard; this is the solenoid operating. If the injector makes this noise, the injector driver circuit and computer are operating as designed. Continue testing all the injectors this way.
If all appear to be functioning we can move on to the next suggestion.
Let me know.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
Here is a diagram of the firing order for you 3800 engine. Cylinders 1 and 4 are misfiring because the operate under the same "Coil Pack" and the coil pack has unfortunately gone bad. O'Reilly sells them for between $30-50 depending on the amount of warranty coverage you want. To replace, simply unscrew the screws that hold the coil pack in place. WAIT before unplugging the plug wires. Place the old coil pack and new coil pack next to each other, unplug one plug wire, then plug it to that same port on the new coil pack. then do the same for the other plug wire. Then screw your new coil pack in place, and start you car. should run fine!
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
The coil pack is most likely the problem for the miss fire on the cylinder,but the engine most of the time will still run,just poorly.Crank shaft sensor would be the next thing to check,if there is fuel pressure present at the fuel rail.Also enough fuel pressure.
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
I don`t see where you have replaced the plug wires, I would do this next.
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Posted on Dec 01, 2010
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