why does my 94 grand am start then die?

10

Asked by Jul 03, 2014 at 08:30 PM about the 1994 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car will crank,run a few minutes then die.You have to wait several hours before it will start
again and then dies.We have replaced the fuel pump,fuel filter,coils and cover,spark plugs
and ignition module.Now mechanic said it was the crank sensor,so we are getting one
Friday.

11 Answers

35,385

There's not many parts you can throw at it, so that might just be it.

10

Found where the crank sensor is and the bolt was loose and the sensor had broke off .how can we get it out withot damage to anything else?

35,385

By chance can you use a magnet? (Iam Not sure what it's made of) Or can you get something with glue on it and stick it on and work it out that way?

10

will try anything

10

a magnet will not work,already tried

35,385

Now that you have found out the problem, I suggest you repost describing what you have found. More people will see it and maybe someone who's had that problem can give you a solution. There's got to be a way.

10

Looked at several websites this morning.One said when you get the sensor out ,turn crank and look in the hole to make sure magnet is still there and hadnt fell out.So I ask my husband why cant we turn crank a little to see if it would push sensor out.They did and it moved magnet so they could get the old sensor that had broke out.Got it back together.running now but will drive more Monday to see if that was all of problem.

10

http://www.fixya.com/cars/t12166712- replace_camshaft_sensor_1994_pontiac This is the site I went too.

35,385

Sounds like you're fixed theproblem. I sure hope so. Let me know if that's the cure. :-)

10

So far our car is running fine.I have been afraid to say anything ,thinking it might quit again.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
35,385

Glad to hear that. Sounds like you're found the problem. Now Sshhhh.:-)

Your Answer

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,059 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,899.

ZIP:

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    7,790
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,610
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,520
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
29 Great Deals out of 2,739 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac Firebird
12 Great Deals out of 778 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Mustang
728 Great Deals out of 38,316 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Camaro
417 Great Deals out of 30,790 listings starting at $3,550
Used Pontiac Bonneville
517 listings starting at $1,799
Used Chevrolet Impala
512 Great Deals out of 33,923 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
13 Great Deals out of 1,318 listings starting at $1,950
Used Pontiac Sunfire
318 listings starting at $2,100
Used Honda Accord
1,109 Great Deals out of 61,914 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
122 listings starting at $2,500
2004 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
267 listings starting at $1,899

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.