Question about 1995 Pontiac Grand Am
I hit a pothole and my airbag light came on, I went to the gas station to get gas and when I went to start the car it was dead...everything worked , even had the alternator tested could it be the starter? I did notice the day before I had to turn the key all the way over to start it was that possibly a warning?
The ignition switch sounds like it was going bad. If you're getting power to everything else(headlights, radio) then you're battery should be good.
If your starter was going bad, then typically the light would dim, because it would try to turn the starter over and it requires a lot of power to do that.
So check those and then you've narrowed your options. Try spraying some WD-40 in the switch and try to start it that way. Sometimes when those switch give out, you can still press really hard on them and it'll engage the start circuit.
Could have also knocked your neutral safety switch loose, that is, if it's an automatic. This is the switch that prevents you from starting the car while in drive. Try starting the car in park. If that doesn't work, start the car in neutral. If that doesn't work, turn the key and hold it while at the same time moving your shifter around the neutral area. If it starts to turn over, then it's a misaligned neutral safety switch.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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