I have a 1997 Pontiac gtp that has been sitting without power for several months. I bought a new battery and installed it. my problem is this. When I start the car, it will run for 3 to 5 seconds and then die. No sputter etc., just total stop. I have checked the fuel pump, it works as you turn the key to on. The red wire prime works, the grey wire has no voltage as you start the car. The fuel pump runs continuous with 12 volts applied with jumper line from the battery. Could there be a passkey security system original to the car that is disabling the system? If so, how can I clear it. Any thoughts would be helpful.


Asked by Aug 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM about the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

yes...grab a coarse wirebrush and undo the 1/0 battery cable to the fender/ground/chassis....undo the bolt and wirebrush till shiny, the bolt and lug too....also the 1/0 connection to the engine block (near the alternator)~ get SOLID ground through the 1/0 battery cable, your problems will vanish...all of them~

Best Answer

Will try this, hope it is my fix Thanks.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

#1 Js08016
Reputation 3,890
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,580
#3 munron
Reputation 2,060
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
902 Great Deals out of 35,274 listings starting at $1,700
Used Pontiac Bonneville
8 Great Deals out of 646 listings starting at $1,375
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
18 Great Deals out of 1,692 listings starting at $2,491
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,661 listings starting at $1,298
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,130 Great Deals out of 82,880 listings starting at $2,328
Used Chevrolet Camaro
401 Great Deals out of 40,630 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Mustang
532 Great Deals out of 42,736 listings starting at $1,699
Used Buick Regal
150 Great Deals out of 11,603 listings starting at $1,850
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
901 Great Deals out of 66,335 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Maxima
380 Great Deals out of 24,381 listings starting at $999
Used Nissan Altima
1,073 Great Deals out of 82,588 listings starting at $1,988

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 473 listings starting at $900
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
518 listings starting at $2,995
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 630 listings starting at $2,000
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
439 listings starting at $5,900