i have a 07 grad prix i put new battery in it drove for the day next day wont turn over all the lights work all the conections r good what could be the problem

Asked by Oct 21, 2012 at 09:09 PM about the 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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perhaps the battery though weak was weakened by a bad alternator??? loose connections, tap the starter with a hammer or something solid, LIGHTLY, not smack it., see if that makes a difference, one or 2 taps would make a difference, as the windings usually get bound up with metal that worn off the brush. let me know if either helped.

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Ditto....maybe a hard rubber hammer, or like John said, don't beat the dog crap out of it if you use a ball peen. Sometimes I think a hammer should not be allowed in the tool box of a certain person I know, his motto is if whatever you do does not work, get a bigger hammer. Sometimes the bendix does not come out/ retract also, and the taps will free it..

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8,545

usually when that happens, i takeout the starter. clean the solenoid copper contact.

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Had a similar issue on an 01 grand am after replacing a battery However it wasn't the starter. Everything was working it just would not start you would occasionally get a cylinder to fire but it would not completely start. We had to reset the security system completely and then it started right up.

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Check the power wire that goes to the starter.Somtimes they break at the connection.

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