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Won't Start Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
54,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace battery terminal bolts (1 reports)
2000 Pontiac Grand Am electrical problems

electrical problem

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2000 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012016

Grand Am GT 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


Couldn't start my car one day in the winter, battery had died. Replaced battery and then i had wierd electrical problems and the car did not start properly.

Traced it to a bad battery terminal bolt which i ended up having my mechanic fix. Once these battery terminal bolts corrode or rust, they need to be replaced and is fairly cheap to replace. I spent over $30 to fix that problem (not including the replacement of the battery). It's also easy to strip the bolt threads or the battery terminal threads. Keep an extra set of these terminal bolts just in case. They are cheap and easy to replace.

Update from Sep 18, 2016: Here's a video on how to replace them,

- , Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 102002

(reported on)

Grand Am LE

  • 24,000 miles

I got in my car to go Christmas shopping and had to get groceries as well. Car is in garage and won't start. Lately has been grinding before starting and the clock needs re-setting every morning. Seems like there must be a drain on engine when it isn't running, but have not discovered anything.

- , Clermont, FL, USA

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