I replaced the water pump on 97 pontiac grand am se it will start but wont stay running can anyone help me

Asked by Jun 23, 2015 at 08:02 PM about the 1997 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr SE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced water pump because car was getting hot and water was coming out from the
water pump  now car will start but will not stay running you have to keep your foot on the
gas to  keep it running if you try and put car into gear it just dies and  its is like sputering
when you start it now there is no water in my oil but when you put car into gear and it dies
there is a small amouth of black smoke coming out of the tail pipe can anyone tell me
what might be the issue please

6 Answers

20,290

Is your vehicle a 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder ?

Sorry its a 6 cyclender

It will start but have to keep foot on gas to keep it running and when it first starts it sputters befor it dies if u dont give it gas everytime you let off the gas it will die

20,290

Are you positive it's a 6 cylinder because if it is a 4 cylinder I can tell you right away what the problem is.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Yes im positive but will you please tell what it would be if it was a 4 cyclender curious if you dont mind please

20,290

If it was a 4 cylinder the timing belt works the water pump and if the belt was not lined up correctly it would cause the vehicle to run like you said your vehicle is running now.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,035 nationwide Grand Am listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    7,860
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,610
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,580
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
13 Great Deals out of 2,580 listings starting at $1,450
Used Pontiac Firebird
10 Great Deals out of 752 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
543 Great Deals out of 34,842 listings starting at $990
Used Ford Mustang
544 Great Deals out of 36,562 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
439 Great Deals out of 31,299 listings starting at $3,550
Used Toyota Camry
935 Great Deals out of 90,022 listings starting at $300
Used Honda Civic
693 Great Deals out of 64,147 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,009 Great Deals out of 62,966 listings starting at $880
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
7 Great Deals out of 1,217 listings starting at $1,488
Used Honda Accord
1,085 Great Deals out of 65,750 listings starting at $561

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.