If so, if it goes to 0V in start without spinning the starter, then it sounds like a bad solenoid to me. Also, check the owners manual if you have one. I installed a new positive battery cable. Sounds like very bad compression, timing belt, or fuel problem. Sometimes when they wear the ignition switch will not make contact and the starter will not engage.
Is the check engine light on? I dont want to keep throwing parts at the problem. It could be called a starter enable relay or a Theft Deterrant relay. . Looking for any tips or tricks to help me get them off. Please send feedback when you solve your problem. Not a problem, thank you and have a good night! Follow-up, The battery has side screw, not top post. The service engine light stays on so I will check the codes on Saturday, to see what that will tell me.
Check the voltage at the battery when cranking, if it's below 9 volts change the battery out. Loosen the gas cap to release the vacuum. Is there an easy way of checking this short of digging into the engine? There are temporary fixes, like doing a re-learn of the theft deterrent, but the problem will come back. Apr 12, 2010 Make sure your battery is fully charged and all terminals and connections are clean, first. If it turns out to be a crank position sensor or cam position sensor I will have to remove the dampener which I have read is a real pain, but my bigger concern is: Do I need a special tool to adjust the spacing of the crank position sensor? I have a 2000 Grand Prix with a 3. I dont want to keep throwing parts at the problem. Earl Hi; The Pontiac dealership dosen't know either as they cannot get it to do it while they have it.
There is no security light on. I thought it might be a crank or cam sensor but i thought i read somewhere that if it was 1 or both of these sensors i wouldnt have spark im not sure. Well, it looks like you have two problems. One may be burnt and not allowing contact when you try to start the car. Runs great during daylight hours.
I had already replaced the low coolant sensor years before. These symptoms—as well as an engine that is sluggish to turn over, or won't turn over at all and just clicks—are all possible signs of a bad starter. If so your fuel pump is working. Lower the starter to the ground. I replaced the fuel filter and nothing but crank no start and now battery is almost dead.
Other times, it may not start at all, only to start again the very next day. . Those are what usually go bad on the Grand Prix cars. This is what I've learned over the last 26 hours. Checking the voltage at the starter reveals the same values as before. You may not be able to get parts or have equipment for whatever is found either.
Yesterday, after driving for an hour on the interstate with the outside temperature above ninety, we stopped for a few minutes and the car would not restart until we waited for about an hour. When the light goes out or stay on it is done reading the key. These are general ideas you could check. I had already replaced the low coolant sensor years before. Make sure the negative cable is in good condition as well. If these procedures are not followed, serious injury or even death may result.
I mean it is a Grand Am. The actual dashboard temperature gauge on my car never seems to be running hot unless that is faulty too. Do as many tests as you can now with it all together to rule out any other possibilities but. Hose clamped on pump discharge had came off. Sep 13, 2010 The positive battery cable is prone to corrosion at the battery end. Last night when I was accelerating when I know how to replace engine mount where it attaches to the engine is broken free also strangely when I would hit my brakes to stop last night coming home the engine light would stop flashing and go on solid. I believe the engine computer is there.
Turn the key to the first stop. If you don't then replace the ignition switch after checking all fuses in the fuse panel. A code reading might be helpful especially if non responsive to priming with fuel or starting fluid if fuel issue is possible and could need a fuel pump - tank down and out in many cars. Took battery out to have tested and the battery was good just low. This would reset the passkey system to the key. If that doesn't resolve it, replace the fuel filter as a start.