Question about 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE
I can the the car the first time and drive 2 mins or so and then i stall without any notice the car won t start after 2 to 5 mins then it starts and drive 1 mins and stall agein and son on what the problem
Try your spare key.It could be that the primary key you have been using needs to be reprogrammed,which can be done by contacting a dealer.Turn the key to the "On" position in order to reset the pass lock system.Wait for fifteen minutes with the key in the "On" position.If the security light disappears, turn the key to the "Accessories" position and wait for a couple of seconds.Turn the key to the "Off" position and take it out from the lock cylinder. Wait a couple of seconds and turn the car on.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Posted on Jan 08, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there are 2 possibilities off the bat i could think of. first suspect would be fuel pump. they can be very intermittent with gradual progression. next common problem for this symptom would be security issues. make sure youre using genuine GM key. ck body control module for codes. code b2960 in HISTORY would indicate faulty bcm. there are also issues with invalid "passlock" data whcih is a security sensor attached to ignition switch. tricky to replace and reprogram so be careful.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
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
Per your observations, I would suggest you check the fuel pump harness ground connection to the body. It should be located in the rear of the car and will have a several black wires with it screwed into the body.
I believe you are having a feed back problem caused by a loose or damaged ground connection.
You can also look at the fuel pump harness at the tank, find the black wire for the fuel pump ground, solder in a new ground wire and run it to the frame rail and screw it down. That will give you a good ground and the problem will go away.
Good luck and let me know how it goes.
Posted on Apr 28, 2009
SOURCE: Car stalls at idle
the lock up converter is staying engaged when you stop have it scanned for trans codes may need lock up selinoid (tcc) or torque converter changed try putting it in neutral before you stop if it stays running this is probibally your problem
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
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