My 02 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8 wont start. It turns over as if it's giong to start but won't idle.


Asked by b_gold Feb 18, 2014 at 09:02 AM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It turns over as if it's giong to start but won't idle & I get dash lights for low fuel, oil & battery althought the tank is full. I tried pumping the gas but it roars until I stop and then dies. About 6 months ago the shifter stopped working unless i push the shift lock release button to get it out of park and I've been driving it like that since. Some of the guys at work threw out the alternator, the fuel pump & the battery but we don't really know.

1 Answer

Norm Davis

Could be any number of issues - computer, ignition, fuel pressure, engine sensors. If you can post the OBD code it would help diagnose what's going on. The fact that the engine will run indicates that it's probably a fuel issue, or one of the emissions sensors.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • '02 Grand Prix wont stay running more then 3 seconds. 14 answers

    I recently had an issue with my Grand prix that was resolved by replacing F/P(new) and MAS (refurb). Yesterday during the extreme cold here I started and ran the car for 15+ minutes and then pulled it...

    2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT


    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 1998 pontiac Grand Prix won't idle 1 answer

    My pontiac Grand Prix starts but will not idle. It will if I lightly put down the accelerator and it revs up fine but as soon as I take my foot off its clunks out. It's not the fuel pump resistor ...

    1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GTP Supercharged Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2004 3.8 will start run ok warm up and die, then the starter won't turn over 17 answers

    I will start the car up runs fine, after it warms up either running down the road or idling, it stalls and then the starter won't turn over, I've replaced ignition switch, crank sensor, checked grou...

    Pontiac Grand Prix


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Slight over heating while idling?? Do I have a problem? 7 answers

    I JUST bought a used 05 pontiac grand prix, 140k miles, 3.8 engine. was driving it around last night for only the second day, and left it idling in a parking lot for about 30 minutes while the pe...

    2005 Pontiac Grand Prix


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

#1 Js08016
Reputation 1,890
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,630
#3 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,080
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry"
1,111 Great Deals out of 72,891 listings starting at $900