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

5 Answers

8,965

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.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

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..

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
7,835

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

25

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.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
765

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

Your Answer

Grand Prix

Looking for a Used Grand Prix in your area?

CarGurus has 2,628 nationwide Grand Prix listings starting at $1,450.

ZIP:

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    4,420
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    3,040
  • #3
    munron
    Reputation
    2,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
538 Great Deals out of 35,327 listings starting at $900
Used Dodge Charger
430 Great Deals out of 28,428 listings starting at $2,490
Used Pontiac G8
12 Great Deals out of 403 listings starting at $4,500
Used Pontiac G6
61 Great Deals out of 3,893 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
4 Great Deals out of 1,280 listings starting at $1,488
Used Ford Mustang
613 Great Deals out of 36,332 listings starting at $899
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,082 listings starting at $994
Used Pontiac GTO
7 Great Deals out of 491 listings starting at $5,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
983 Great Deals out of 65,992 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chrysler 300
311 Great Deals out of 18,078 listings starting at $990
Used Dodge Challenger
252 Great Deals out of 22,373 listings starting at $7,488
Used Nissan Maxima
265 Great Deals out of 22,963 listings starting at $1,499

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 398 listings starting at $1,995
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 390 listings starting at $2,400
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
414 listings starting at $3,995
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 336 listings starting at $1,450

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.