Question about 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT
Treied to pry DRL relay out of fuse box and it shorted...since then car will turn over but not start...all relays and fuses good in the interior and exterior fuse boxes...it acts as though its not getting fuel as it will run for about a second...
Did you check those big square ones that you need a spanner to change, they are usually located in the engine bay with the relays, near the battery these usually have plastic covers on each side covering bolts that need to be removed before the fuse can be removed, these fuses are a simular size and shape as the relays
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
disconnect wiring to pump. install new fuse for the pump and turn over ignition. the car wont start because the fuel pump wiring is diconnected. check the fuse to the fuel pump, if the fuse did not blow when the pump is disconnected it is a faulty fuel pump. I read this somewhere and a garage is up to 850 dollars in parts and labor only to offer me more parts and labor not relevent to my problem. I am towing it home and running this test my self.
Posted on Apr 10, 2009
the electronic sound for 4 or 5 seconds that you hear is probably the fuel pump energizing. I don't think you would hear this if the fuse was bad.
Take it to an electric shop for automobiles to determine the problem more accurately. It's worth the labor.
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
SOURCE: I have a 98 pontiac
If the car doesn't turn then the starter motor or its relay (yes, the one you found) are either not activated because the ignition key switch is defective or are defective themselves.
To find out which you must test them on stages. Activate the starter relay yourself directly: jump the command wire that comes from the switch (the thin one) directly from the battery - if the relay clicks and the engine starts turning then the switch is defective; if the relay doesn't click then the relay is defective and it will have to be replace. If it clicks but the engine doesn't turn then you will have to do one more test - power the starter motor directly from the battery (+ side) with a really thick electric cable: if the motor turns then the relay is defective; if it doesn't then the starter motor itself has failed and it will have to be replaced.
When doing the tests be careful at what you're wearing - no loose clothes that could be caught by a belt or pulley.
Posted on Jul 22, 2011
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