Question about 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT
2004 Grand AM GT1, 3.4 When I turn the key, it cranks for less than a second, and stops, a partial revolution. Battery and starter are both good, it starts fine when jumping the starter to the battery. A few months ago, this happened, and I replaced the starter relay with the cooling fan relay (same relay model). AT first, that didnt fix it, but then I pulled the relay, used contact cleaner and reinstalled it, and it worked fine for a couple months. Now, same symptoms, I bought a new relay but no good. Suspecting the wire connections to the relay/fuse box itself. Thoughts? Has anyone seen this? I have no Idea what kind of job it will be to remove/inspect/repair that thing.
Hey I had the same thing happen. I even got a new battery because some of the cells were going bad inthe old one. In short it was the fuel pump. It wasn't getting gas to the engine so it wouldn't start up. You could try but it would start turnover and stop. Hope this helps make sure your fuel pump is working by testing the wires at the relay
Posted on Aug 09, 2014
You should be able to jumper the relay terminals and bypass it to find out.
Posted on Feb 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Its likely that you have either a bad ignition switch or a bad neutral safety switch (if stickshift, clutch switch) Try starting in neutral...if it starts, change neutral switch (jump across clutch switch, check starting in neutral with your foot on the brake) Ignition switch is on top of steering column under dash.
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
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It's when the security light starts flashing that the infamous "chip" in the key becomes a nightmare to many. Gradually the car begins not cranking anymore or if it cranks it would start and die in a second. Randomly it will do this more and more often until it won't start anymore. VATS, PASSkey and Passlock immobilizer systems are killing cars all over North America, they have a short lifespan and are certainly more effective against owners than thieves. Here is how you save your car
1st trick, Try a spare key that is newer or used less. The pins wear down and so do the keys causing security fail. 2nd trick, (if not starting) turn the key forward 2 clicks till right before it would normally start, leave like that for 10 minutes. ( no less ) After 10 minutes, turn key back then forward and your car might start. I did this in my regal for more than a year. If its shutting down while running, im sorry i have no quick fix... If anything on this page helps you, please remember to comment or give me a thumbs up on the myfixya sight so i can have a better rating to help more people on this. Thanks
Cheap fix: Bypass the chip in your key. Temporary, but effective. Until the TDM (theft deterrent module) in the dash poops out, then you're kinda screwed. I was told that these types of key security systems have a 7-10 year life span. Sucks for us. This link explains the "Key Issue" pretty well.
Never worry again fix: Bypass the whole VATS/Passlock/passkey I or passkey II system entirely. Literally take it out, and throw it away. I just did this in my Regal. Took about an hour. Took longer to find the thing than it did to fix the problem. They sell a unit for 200 bucks to totally bypass this system FOREVER. life time-money back and all that. Finally did this in my car. Well worth the 200 if you've looked into getting this replaced... Anywhere from 600-1000 bucks. If you do buy this, please purchase it thru this link. The cost is the same, but i get credit for the sale and im trying to earn my money back, as you will be able to do if you buy fron NewRockies and join the free affiliate program. Thanks
----- http://newrockies.ca?ap_id=judd0081 ----- With this fix, you can take that whole Vats, passlock, passkey system out of your car all together. Good info on both sites.
It works for:
Any GM or Isuzu Vehicle with VATS or PASSKey or PASSLock security systems.
If your car has the chip in the key or in the lock cylinder, then you can save it with this Full Bypass.
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Posted on Feb 17, 2011
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