Question about 1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT
Check engine service light is on, on dash board
IT COULD BE A SENSOR GONE BAD , NEED TO HAVE IT SCAN , AJ
Posted on May 26, 2009
The check engine light is a general warning light used by GM that tells everyone nothing other than something needs to be checked. GM does this so as to get drivers to bring their cars to a dealership. It may mean an oil change or other routine service, but on the other hand it could mean something more involved or even serious. I personally don't like the GM attitudes even though I drive a Montana. sorry I could not be of more help.
Posted on May 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If your getting a service engine light on your dash there is something wrong with the engine, this light alerts you when a problem arises, you will need to find out what the problem is by reading the code output for the engine light with an obd tester, if you don't have one you can buy one, or you can try taking it to an auto parts store some places will read the code for you at no cost.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
yes and no disconnect the battery both sides, now without touching the battery touch black to red wires, this resets any codes. if the light comes back on you will need a pcm scan to get any error codes from it.
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
SOURCE: Engine Light On
HI, this is a check engine light,. i would advise to run a diagnostic scan on the engine asap. this will expose the actual issue, and it will also reveal the necessary repair options you will need to apply to correct this matter as well.
Possible causes are usually a defective or damaged sensor circuit of some sort...
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
The thermostat has stuck open. Or you are low on coolant becasue of a leak somewhere. Either way once it sets the code you will need to fix it to make it not set again. The t stat is not easy it's not the one on top of the engine it's on the side behind the alternator.
Also make sure the water pump doesn't have any play. Grab onto the the fan and move it front and back, If there is a clunking feeling or you can see it move alot then you need to replace that also.
Just make sure it's not running when you try and grab the fan. LOL
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
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