Answer Well, it could be a cable still, if one isn't grounded properly, or if the wires are getting old maybe one is cracked inside the cable. One thing you can check is the resistance values of the solenoid again, I'll find the schematic. Sometimes it will 'almost' start. I have check the coil pack and I have spark coming out of the coil pack. If the generic cable you bought doesn't have this extra branch, that is why the ignition went out, as the ignition switch is powered through the jump post. I checked the purple wire going to the starter and nothing. I have been getting a misfire only on cylinder 4 which has become more frequent.
It cranks over very fast but doesn't even attempt to fire. There is a starter solenoid that can be bad but it is built into the starter which you replaced. Or that the bolt wasn't tightened down to proper specs when it was put on there? If it has a bad spot on the armature, tapping it will move the armature just enough to get it off the bad spot, and the car might start. Does anyone know where I would find the crankshaft bolt on this engine so I can attempt to turn it by hand? Have not checked fuel pressure on injector rails but releasing valve on end of rail results in fairly strong stream of gas. Reported Problems Reported Problems These are problems reported by owners of 1997 through 1999 Grand Prixs, organized by general area where the problem occurs. I have changed the coil with no luck. My mechanic doesn't know what's wrong with it, but I haven't starting having him replace parts.
Contrary to what I said last time, I decided to try cranking the engine manually first. Somehow it completely slipped my mind to try tapping the starter with a hammer. I use to be able to get it to crank a few times, now it just barely clicks. . I took some time off yesterday and went back out there to the car.
My son replaced his battery in his 99 Pontiac Grand Am, and the security light came on and the car would not start. The theft deterrent is disabling the starting of the vehicle because you have a problem with it. Could it be the fuel filter? It will not move one bit, which made me wonder if it requires a different key. If there is no crank attempt, check the above. I had the exact same thing happen to a customer, car was idling when she parked to get the mail, came back and the car was dead, cranked over fine. Those are the two most likely candidates.
Turn the key to the first stop. I tested the strobe seperately - it works. The security light is on because you have a problem with your Passlock theft system. Something is causing my car not to start and I am tired of getting it towed. Have taken starter off to have it looked at tomorrow. Check for corrosion at battery terminals and starter? That all depends on how well it is maintained, driven, climate, and many other factors. It could be a bad connection at the starter too.
First, is your battery dead? My daughter has a '95 Grand Prix 3100 V6. When I turn the key to the run position, the headlights and the dash lights come on, but when I turn the key to the start position, the lights go dim and nothing happens. I couldn't get access to the bolts from up above. I tried to install a factory original radio and culdn't and I been having this problem ever since remote. I'm currently battling the same thing, and this is the process I'm going through, based on advice from many many people. Don't know how I could verify that without removing the mount. If it does, then the starter is bad.
If it goes out, then turn key to crank, and if the vehicle doesn't crank, the whole starter solenoid circuit has to be checked for power, starting at the starter solenoid. I replaced the plugs and wires about 2 weeks ago and I don't find any problem with the plug or wire. I can hear the fuel pump running upon initial turn of the key. If not, then something's not turning your pump on. The mechanic at the dealership told me we blew the fuse because when we jump started the suv, we crossed polarity. I cleaned the battery connections and installed a new battery. Upper and lower intake manifold gaskets were replaced around 110,000.
Hi guys, my 95 grand prix se 6 cyl sometimes wont start, it makes a click but nothing, disconnected battery cable + once, connected it back and started, but last time that did :mrgreen: n't work, had to turn the key on several times and finaly did start, I think the ignition switch its faulty, if so, can it be replaced with a regular auto parts store switch or have to go to the dealership, also the remote doors opens only the driver side door. So I'm not sure if it's seized up. We now have three windows that this has happened to. I checked at the coil and there is no spark at all on cylinder 6. You must first disconnect blower motor from bad resistor. Turned the car off, put the ramps away and then started my car again to take down to barn to air up tires.
Some cars will run for a very long time on the batt alone. If I turn the key on and the radio and dash work it will not start or even turn over. Maybe a bit obvious but just checking - If both of them are not working then check the isolation switch - its the extra switch on the drivers panel that stops the kids from playing with the rear windows, it should be in the up position. Once I got to the barn, I turned off the car. The computer is reading the key.
The repair requires some knowledge of electronics and how to solder. If you have fuel pressure enough to start the car, then you probably have pressure always. That is worse case scenerio. I have a snap on scanner hooked up, nothing that I know of looks abnormal in the data and it will not throw codes when this happens. You need to remove the dash trim to access the ignition cylinder and Passlock housing. Turn the car back off.