Issues With Starting


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
99,350 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. clean throttle body (1 reports)
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 012011

Grand Prix GT 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


hey people if you have a Grand Prix Gt, what you need to due to take care off it. These cars need a little TLC. Frist thing if you have problem starting it. all you need to due Is Clean out your Throttle Body with a simple Cleaner from Autozone. $2 easy fix..... bought this car in 04, only this these car are bad on is breaks and tires. but what due you expect from a four door sports car. Ya know.. and also the best engine every put in to a GM car is the 3.8L V6. this engine loves a little oil every know and then between oil change so due your car right let it have a drink. :take care people, their great cars if you take care off them. i know mine will due every bit Of 200,000 miles if i decied to keep it that long

- Igor P., Columbus, OH, US

problem #5

Aug 132010

Grand Prix V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles

Bought the car new and I really do love my car. Since I've bought the car in Apr 2010 I've had this problem. Upon starting, all the gauges go to max then go to 0 then the car decides if it wants to stay started or stall. If I rev the engine, even just a teeny bit, it will stay started. Go figure. I really do like this car. :( I was told it could be a PCM, but i'm a broke pharmacy student.

- grandprixo, Acton, MA, US

problem #4

May 012010

Grand Prix V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,070 miles

Ok bought and '04 Grand prix about a month ago, seemed mechanicly fine. Etest and Certified no problem. 2 days later, started stalling everytime I started it, have to push gas to keep it started, rev's high. For the past week or so, car seems to loose power or something while driving, slows down by its self, cant push gas, shutters, chugg's, for about 2-3 min then bust's forward and drives. Mechanic said it was the mass air flow, replced that and still haveing same problem, and getting worse!!!! HELP!!!!

- amendola, Toronto, ON, Canada

problem #3

Jul 302009

Grand Prix GT1 3800 3.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 134,000 miles


this car was a piece of crap, lots of probs, water leaking into car, engine not staying running, heater core, electrical probs, still wasn't fixed, it started on fire!!! if you own one sell it before its too late!

- Kyle P., Mountian Iron, MN, US

problem #2

Dec 012008

Grand Prix GT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles

When I go to start my car, the engine will turn over but then it'll shutter and stall. My mechanic wasn't sure what it could be but he said it could be that I had water in the computer. One of my friends said that GM's seemed to have this problem a lot and that it was usually a bad coil. The stalling can usually be counteracted by giving the car some gas as I start it.

- Jackie N., Cromwell, CT, US

problem #1

Jun 262008

Grand Prix GT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles

Sometimes on start up I'll have to hit the gas to get the car to actually start and if I don't, it will start and then turn right back off. Ive been told it may have to do with the security system but not quite sure. It doesn't always do this but it does do this on occasion.

- Rebecca C., New Sharon, IA, US

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