Won't Start

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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
130,919 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 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 #4

May 272017

Grand Am SE 2.4L Dohc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 158,675 miles


I have replaced the fuel filter, changed the oil, spark plugs, thermostat, oil filter, still have power to the car, all lights and sounds work. car cranks but will not start.

- , Sullivan, MO, US

problem #3

Nov 072016

Grand Am GT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 256,000 miles

It is a pain in the ass when you get into your car and it wont start. I work for a living and dont like the fact of sitting at a gas station and jiggling keys to get my car started. after 5 minutes of jiggling the key into the ignition it will finally accidently start. then i have to go through the same thing again to go home at night. the safety issue is me stuck in a dark parking lot at night by myself with a car that wont start.

- , Dundas, IL, USA

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, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j6unzX3-E8

- , 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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