20 Most Recent 1996 Pontiac Grand Am Questions & Answers

The most likeyl cause is a faulty fuel pressure regulator, when the regulator diaphragm fails the vehicle is initially hard to start after sitting awhile, no fuel pressure bleeds down and needs to built back up before starting. An easy test is to removed the vacuum has at the regulator, if fuel is present, the regulator is defective.

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Dec 02, 2019

Vacuum hose disconnected.

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Nov 09, 2018

those are 2 hoses an inlet and outlet for your heater.take a look inside the car at the carpet and see if there is anti freeze.the heater core can leak,and then run down the hose,but you may be lucky and just the hose is no good.they are quite stiff to take off,you have to twist them as well as pull.go slowly,damage to the heater core can result otherwise.the heater core is mounted on the firewall and the entire dash must be removed to replace it.if you do cahnge it,make sure there is a ground strap added from the heater pipes to ground.it prevents electrolysis from the dissimilar metals.

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Sep 02, 2018

You should go to www.reliable-store.com they have got books on every vehicle and
also how to service/repair it, parts info, fuse box, gear box, torque specs,coiling, wiring diagrams, electrical diagrams, fuse diagrams, error codes, etc everything

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Mar 15, 2018


Click on the link for starter motor. Make sure battery has a full charge and battery connections all good, not just at the battery, the other end also. At the starter motor, two voltage circuit, One comes from the battery, hot all the time. The other goes hot with key in the crank position. Use a test lite and check voltage on both. The starter motor grounds through the engine block. Like I said, use a test lite to check. Any testing at the starter motor, make sure tranny is in park or neutral and parking brake is set.
If you think it is a starter issue, you can remove the starter, lay it on the ground, use jumper cables properly from charged battery to starter motor, at the least, it should kick out the drive gear and spin.
If you have to get under vehicle for testing starter or removing, there are safety issues. Safety is your responsibility.

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Feb 22, 2018

Is the security light lit on the instrument cluster ? Injectors firing ? Spray carburetor cleaner through the throttle plate an see if starts then . If it starts an runs for a second it's not getting any fuel . How do you know it's getting gas ? Did you hook up a fuel pressure gauge ? Hook up a scanner an check an check data parameters ?

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Feb 15, 2018

Sorry never buy a car with a closed system... Just doesn' work... They want to rip u off.. Even with a new radiator it needs to be relieved of air, so they make you buy a new one

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Feb 07, 2018

Yes it can,keeping BCM energized

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Jan 25, 2018

Pontiac Grand am Don't waste your money on unnecessary sources and unwanted repairs. Get this manual online under $10-15 and get complete guide on whether to repair or not, service it, and how to repair etc.

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Dec 19, 2017

take new starter back sounds like it was built wrong

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Dec 18, 2017

yes it is necessary
yes you will need a rear end alignment
professional shops do that alignment before a front end alignment as it affects the front alignment results
no -the part will be available from the professional shop doing the wheel alignment as they should have a selection so that they can get the adjustment correct
so now that the bearing has been replaced, go to a professional wheel aligning shop, show them the bit and ask them to do a full alignment

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Nov 29, 2017

check you're fuse's for the fan. At highway speed's there is enough air flow for the radiator to cool the motor. If not run the fan from a switch from battery to fan as a last resort.

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Oct 23, 2017

Its not the answer u want but either get a friend or take it to a local shop. u can just unplug it, unscrew it replace the blower & gasket/sealant on the firewall. Its easy. good luck

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Oct 14, 2017

Sounds like you may have a issue with the heater core its located under the dash and when they leak crack they have to be replaced they leak on to the floor and cause you to loose your heat

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Oct 09, 2017

Either your AC drain is clogged or the heater core is failing. Does your heat work well and blow hot air? If so, it's likely a clogged AC drain (although a bad heater core could be the issue). If it does not, your heater core is shot (replacement involves removal of the dashboard).

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Oct 09, 2017

there is no computer to turn the fan on. it works on a thermal switch. so you have a relay to the fan. when the temp sensor gets hot it connects the circuit to the relay and then the fan is on. vary simple. and it works when the car is still hot but the key has been turned off till the switch cools off or some have a timer so it does not run for ever. so good guess is the temp sensor for the fan could be bad if the fan is working.

1996 Pontiac... | Answered on Sep 18, 2017

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