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98 GRAND PRIX WONT CRANK SOMETIMES

I try to start it but the starter clicks once and it wont go from there. wait a couple days and randomly it will start. but when it does start there are no problems with it. doesnt bog down or randomly stall or die. just has issues turning over once in a while

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This is a trick some folks do to figure out if it's the starter. When the car doesn't crank, take something like a bat or a metal bar and hit the starter and few times. If the car starts right away then it's your starter, otherwise you might consider the fuel pump relay/fuel pump.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013

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SOURCE: Grand Prix wont start

Try checking the starter solenoid wires.Make sure the wire hasnt come loose and the battery to solenoid cable is tight.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: i have a 98 grand prix 3.8L and sometimes it's

If the vehicle cranks normally when not starting check the tach see if it is reading any engine speed. Sounds like the crank sensor is going bad very common fault on the 3800 series 1 & 2 engines. You must remove the harmonic balancer to replace the sensor.

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SOURCE: My 2005 Grand prix acts like it wants to start but doesnt half th

fuel pump , not enough pressure. check the pressure.

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SOURCE: I have a 2004 grand prix gt and sometimes on start it stalls

Take your car to a dealer and tell them to "clean the throttle body" Known problem for this year. It will solve your issue.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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SOURCE: My 1999 grand prix stalls and dies at stops.

My Pontiac Grand Prix is also a 99, it has 216,+ thousand miles on it, it runs great, idles good, I need to replace the oxygen sensor tho as it shuts off on me while driving or sometimes coming to a stop. You might try checking the fuel filter and pump as well.

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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