Question about 1995 Pontiac Grand Am
My mom has a 95 Pontiac Grand AM, this week the weather dropped below 40, and my little 93 Mazda is starting just fine, but her car is not starting.
We both plug our cars in, and the block heaters work fine.
When you turn the key, all lights come on, and the stereo starts which is telling me that it is not the battery. The first time, the car ran and warmed up okay, but the battery light came on. The second time, the car started, then died three minutes later while warming up. We got a boost just in case, and it still died. Now the engine won't even turn over.
My dad is a machanic and usually fixes everything, but he is on your in Afganistan for the military. Can anyone give me an idea of what might be wrong so when I take it to the repair shop I don't get thrown for a loop? I've been ripped off way to much for being a girl in too many car shops.
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
Are the battery cables on both ends actually tight ? If not tighten and clean battery posts with battery cleaner. Then if still doesnt start, try water remover in the gas tank and refill. Water in tank called codensation will render you a no start. Is it moist outside when you do this ? The smallest water droplet in-between the battery cable and the post will short the connection, use die electric grease on terminals before re-applying cables. A damaged key cylinder will also render you a no start. Check all i reccommend and repost question if all fails.
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Posted on Apr 01, 2011
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