20 Most Recent 1997 Pontiac Grand Am Questions & Answers


turn key to start, let stall and leave key on for 10 min
theft light will go out
do not shut off key and start car

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Sep 24, 2019


Sounds like catastrophic failure in the works if you don't get this to a service professional soon.

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Feb 28, 2018


Surging is often caused by a bad sensor in the air/fuel supply - MAP, IAC or TPS. Check for trouble codes (DTCs) using a good code reader.

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Feb 09, 2018


check the engine coolant temp sensor. Computer uses that to determine how much gas to feed on a cold start

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Jan 22, 2018


try to charge the battery or have it tested

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Nov 11, 2017


It is very important the noise is identified so you can decide how important or unimportant it is and that means allowing an experienced pair of ears to listen...

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Oct 21, 2017


Sounds like s dead short in the horn circuit.

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Sep 27, 2017


Is the air filter dirty?

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Sep 06, 2017


You will need to rebuild the transmission.

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Jul 07, 2017


There is no reset, your system has a defective part, perhaps the security module.

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Jun 24, 2017


You can us a channellock pliers

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or vicegrips

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Something with teeth to sink into the metal.


There is also a socket (Interference Fit Bolt Remover) set SEARS (Craftsman) sells to remove bolts with stripped heads.

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Be sure to have a new bolt before removing the stripped one.... or a way to get to the parts store :D

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1997 Pontiac... • Answered on May 18, 2017


Anytime when there is multiple issues, I pick one system when the problem is ongoing, check voltage and ground. The fuses in picture is for instrument cluster, Check for voltage at the fuses when problem is ongoing. Use a test lite. As you can see, one fuse is hot all the time, the other goes hot with the key on. instrument cluster fuses-sjnyqsqapi3em5cid4nbnzql-2-0.jpg

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Apr 08, 2017


Are the spark plugs wet with fuel ? are they black ( fouled ) ? You don't have the money to take it to a shop ? But do you have money to replace a bunch of parts that don't fix the problem ? I could tell you a number of thing's that could be wrong , but without testing that would be guessing . Mass air flow sensor , ignition control module , crankshaft position sensor , How's the battery voltage ? Low voltage can cause problems , You said thought starter went . slow cranking ? Battery cable's , connections etc.... Does your brother know how to use a volt meter ? Voltage drop the starter circuit . Starter Voltage Drop How to voltage drop test starter motor circuit

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Apr 08, 2017


ECG module ? Wrong !!!! It's called a ECM - electronic control module if it's for the engine , an then it would also have a separate module called a TCM - transmision control module . If they are both together it's called a PCM - powertrain control module . Boy you really need to learn your parts , or take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop . Any GM dealer will do Chevy , Buick , Cadillac , GMC . ERG ????? EGR valve - exhaust gas recirculation . emissions ! You really need to take it to a qualified repair shop , before you hurt yourself ! Some people just don't have what it takes too fix cars . Powertrain Control Module (PCM) is a computer , uses inputs from engine sensors to manage fuel deliver an ignition spark for the spark plugs . It is the control center of the fuel injection system and constantly looks at the information from various sensors and controls the systems that affect vehicle performance. It controls the following items: • Fuel metering system. • Transaxle shifting. • Ignition timing. • On-board diagnostics for Powertrain functions. It constantly looks at the information from various sensors, and controls the systems that affect vehicle performance. The PCM also performs the diagnostic function of the system. It can recognize operational problems, alert the driver through the MIL (Service Engine Soon), and store diagnostic trouble codes which identify the problem areas to aid the technician in making repairs. Refer to Introduction in Section 6E in for more information on using the diagnostic function of the PCM. An the computer has nothing to do with the starter starting . Do you know what a park neutral safety switch is ?

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Mar 06, 2017


You may have to try it up to 3 times at 10 minutes with key in on position so the car can learn the key

1997 Pontiac... • Answered on Feb 28, 2017

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