Question about 1996 Pontiac Grand Am
I have a 97 Pontiac Grand Am, V6 Automatic. I start the car, press the break, push in the button in the shifter and try to shift into reverse. Sometimes it works ok and sometimes I have to keep on trying until it goes into gear. When it won't work, I hear a click in the dash when the button is pushed in the shifter and the break is pressed. Because it works after a trying it can't be a fuse.
It is probably a problem with the ignition switch.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
Hi I am Vortash sounds more like the switch limiter on your shift is faulty . it activates a relay ( the click you hear in the dash ) and that in turn activates a solenoid beneath the car that allows the shift to move .. I suggest you obtain a Haynes maunal for your car and it will explain the workings and save you loads of cash on a repair .. repalcement of this switch may cure the problem regards Vortash
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
When you experience this problem, check to see if your brake lights are coming on. It could be as simple as a brake light switch malfunction. If the brake lights are functioning as the problem is occurring then you could for example have a problem with the shift interlock solenoid.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
u have a problem with ur break light switch,,, its at the brake pedal and is threaded into the brake pedal bracket, if u have a new one and are going to replace it, disconnect the connector, loosen the 14mm nut and remove the switch by turning it counterclockwise...install ther new switch by turning it clockwise and tightening the 14mm nut then reconnect the connector...be sure to adjust the switch or else the brake lights will stay on at all times...draining ur battery and possibly burning out ur bulbs...this also releases ur trans from park to put into gears
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
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