Wont start when cold outside

ron2_1
0

Asked by Sep 02, 2009 at 09:29 PM about the 2003 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2003 Grand Am with the 2.2 L. When it is cold outside the car will not start. After warming up in the sun the car starts right up and runs fine. Any idea what would be causing this

6 Answers

Mike Amico
325

does it start and then stall? you could go to a local auto parts store and have them test the battery for free takes about 10 minutes

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
ron2_1
0

not the battery im sure of that and the battery ls less than a year old

Mike Amico
325

ok sounds like something wrong with the computer system when your car first starts up the engine enters a closed loop system it guesses how much fuel to give the engine until the sensors warmup and it gives out the exact amount but i have no clue on the problem

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
john_bruce1953
10

2 cans of gas line anti freeze may have water in system

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
andersonT35
10

I have the same problem with same year grand am. We replaced the com and it still will not start when its cold out. Any ideas?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
SSCopeck
0

I have a 2003 Grand Am - 2.2 L and when it gets to negative double digits, it won't start. The first time, I had it towed to a garage. The mechanic said once it warmed up, it started fine. Today is the third time this has happened. I know it's not the batter because I bought a new one, just in case. A retired mechanic told me he believes a sensor could be going bad and when it's extremely cold, just won't start and told me about this closed loop thing. I believe he suggested having the crank or cam sensor checked, but I can just see it now - a female enters a shop and says she thinks the crank or cam sensor is bad, they won't listen to me. Guys at work still tell me it's the battery.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,983 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $500.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 7,060
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,460
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix"
36 Great Deals out of 4,331 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Impala"
842 Great Deals out of 33,055 listings starting at $1,300
Used Pontiac Firebird"
20 Great Deals out of 861 listings starting at $2,900
Used Pontiac GTO"
12 Great Deals out of 502 listings starting at $6,988
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,056 Great Deals out of 65,767 listings starting at $695
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
19 Great Deals out of 2,051 listings starting at $2,792
Used Ford Mustang"
730 Great Deals out of 39,829 listings starting at $1,450
Used Honda Civic"
1,028 Great Deals out of 55,112 listings starting at $995
Used Pontiac Bonneville"
5 Great Deals out of 863 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
711 Great Deals out of 37,398 listings starting at $2,650
Used Honda Accord"
1,232 Great Deals out of 74,486 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Altima"
1,442 Great Deals out of 81,672 listings starting at $1,395
Used Nissan Maxima"
401 Great Deals out of 22,798 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
499 listings starting at $2,699