I went to start my car in very cold weather, and it kept chugging. Eventually, the chugging stopped. Now, it doesn't make a sound at all when I try starting it. What's the problem?

Asked by Jan 28, 2014 at 01:59 PM about the 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Tried jumping it, but it didn't work.

1 Answer

222,995

The battery might have a shorted cell. If your in part of the country that is close to zero degrees F, then a weak battery has no chance. Remove the battery and take it to a local auto parts store so they can test it for you.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • HELP my car is a piece!! It cuts out like its going to die when idle!! 4 answers

    So my 2001 pontiac grand am se is acting up.....again! When I idle it cuts out ands acs like its going to die....and then when I first accelerate it kinda chugs and acts like its just going to break ...

    2001 Pontiac Grand Am

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • problem of the security light flashing and car not starting 4 answers

    this is the second time we'ev have this problem of the security light flashing and car not starting

    2001 Pontiac Grand Am

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Wont start when cold outside 8 answers

    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

    2003 Pontiac Grand Am

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • clicking noise 15 answers

    where i live it gets extremely cold and when i start my car in the winter it makes like a squeky clicking noise coming from the engine btu its only in the winter is it something i should b worried abo...

    1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car will sometimes not start after warm. 46 answers

    When i start my car, for the first time during the day- I have no problem. When I go somewhere and shut it off, sometimes it won't resatrt. It doesn't seem to matter what the weather is outside, it ju...

    1999 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GT Coupe

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 7,440
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,560
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
28 Great Deals out of 3,715 listings starting at $1,100
Used Pontiac Firebird
10 Great Deals out of 794 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
795 Great Deals out of 34,381 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet Camaro
282 Great Deals out of 38,308 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Mustang
362 Great Deals out of 44,353 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,003 Great Deals out of 85,673 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
1,085 Great Deals out of 82,542 listings starting at $670
Used Pontiac Bonneville
5 Great Deals out of 654 listings starting at $1,599
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 81,598 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,101 Great Deals out of 96,247 listings starting at $1,250

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
422 listings starting at $1,995