Question about 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

1 Answer

Engine check light is on always now when engine is running,how ever car runs fine.car has a 170,000 miles on engine.

Posted by on

1 Answer

Any time you have a check light or any other lights. You have a possible system failure,and need to have it checked for a possible code,then diagnosed and repaired.

If you have inspection in your state,it will fail

Not to be hurtfull,but,these sort of lights have been on most all vehicles for 30 years.
There is no reason, anyone owning a vehicle, shouldn't have an owners manual,and be aware of the vehicles operation,as far as check lights.

This was brought about 30 years ago,in the US at least,as part of a program, to reduce exhaust emissions.

Posted on Oct 14, 2010

  • anibob Oct 15, 2010

    Most Auto Parts Stores will read the fault codes and tell you where the fault is. This may enable you to make the repair or who to go to to have it repaired.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

204 Ford Taurus V6 grinding noise underhood


Sorry about the car but don't waist your money trying to fix it just get a new used or new car it will cost you to much to fix

Dec 31, 2013 | 2004 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

98 f-150 runs rough after it warms up. 170,000 miles. Check engine light been on for years. I haven't had it reset and read recently.


Why would you tell anyone that?

Check for codes

You know the check light is on & is where you start

There is no resetting a check light
All your doing is clearing all data needed to diagnose
any issues

Jan 23, 2013 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1997 jeep grand cherokee check gauges light comes on when the vehicle is cold about a mile down the road, the charge gauge to be precise. After the car is pulled over, the engine is shutdown and resta


there would have been enough induced voltage flying back through the electrical system to keep the motor running.This is not always a good test.A little bit more explanation would be helpful.Does that check gauge remain on or off while driving normally?When it goes off or on does it do it spasmodically or does it do it until you restart the engine?Regards

Feb 22, 2012 | 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

2000 f250 7.3 4x4 has been well used for hauling 7000 lb trailer approx 7 to 10 k miles with 117454 total miles has brownish color on trany pan and check ingin light just came on kelly b book says $12,800...


to be honest these are damn good trucks. Have a few where i work at and always pulling trailers with equipment. the one i drive has 170,000 and still runs strong. But i would look into the check engine light before purchase. You should always take a car to a mechanic for an inspection before you purchase so you know what you are buying. If you are selling it then sell high obviously and put the the words or best offer behind your price. price seems a bit high up there but still fair.

Feb 22, 2011 | 2000 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cabs

1 Answer

1992 legend, 170,000. miles check engine light on idles to high


This could be a lot of different reasons. Take to Auto Zone for a free diagnosis check.

Dec 04, 2009 | 1992 Acura Legend

1 Answer

2009 ford fusion engine light stays on steady


You just have to disconnect the battery for 1/2 hour. then reconnect and drive for 10 miles so computer can relearn your engine again. It may run rough. You should have the key off when refueling because computer sensed a fuel vapor leak during fueling and turned the light on.

Also, you can always drive with a check engine light on. It just means you are not meeting emissions. Do not drive if it's flashing on and off.

May 23, 2009 | 2006 Ford Fusion

1 Answer

1998 Bonnevelle bogging out


I re-set the computer an it runs great.

Jan 27, 2009 | 1998 Pontiac Bonneville

1 Answer

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT KEEPS POP ON


If i is running fine then it wouldn't be anything inportant.I have a 91 chev and the engine light is alway's on but runs good.Put a code reader on it to erase the code and it won't come on again.

Jan 09, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet K1500

1 Answer

1999 Toyota Camry check engine and trac lights on


I would ignore the problem until something else happens and the car is not running right. A lot of the time it could be a bad sensor or computer. I would say the same thing to my customers as your mechanic.

Dec 21, 2008 | 1999 Toyota Camry

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Pontiac Grand Am Logo

Related Topics:

262 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75077 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7768 Answers

Are you a Pontiac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...