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

18,170

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

18,170

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 out of 1 people think this is 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

18,170

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 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2001 Pontiac Grand AM SE 1 answer

    What would cause a my car to start but not stay running? Car has been sitting for a while, Replaced fuel pump and filter, car fires and starts fine, sounds good, but immediately shuts off, P...

    2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 Grand Am Please Help?! 5 answers

    I have a 2000 Grand Am and I'm trying to figure out what's actually wrong with it. My car runs hot then shuts completely off. And now it doesn't start. This has happened twice.I had a bad battery s...

    2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 Grand Am Se 1 answer

    I have a 2000 grand am se , uncle gave it to me 2 days ago i put battery in it car firez up need lil tune up so take it home take battety out later that night put it back in then tryed to start it...

    2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • interchanging 3.4 from 2000 grand am to 2003 grand am 31 answers

    Guy at the salvage yard told me I could only use a 3.4 from a 2003 alero or 2003 grand am to put into my 2003 grand am se with a shot motor. I have a 2000 grand am gt that has been rear ended that i h...

    2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,219 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $950.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 7,570
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,590
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
20 Great Deals out of 2,857 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Firebird
8 Great Deals out of 728 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Mustang
374 Great Deals out of 46,779 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
512 Great Deals out of 29,027 listings starting at $1,100
Used Honda Accord
723 Great Deals out of 86,827 listings starting at $699
Used Chevrolet Camaro
155 Great Deals out of 32,838 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
822 Great Deals out of 81,288 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
852 Great Deals out of 78,680 listings starting at $1,677
Used Toyota Camry
800 Great Deals out of 89,371 listings starting at $249
Used Pontiac Bonneville
539 listings starting at $3,699
Used Honda Civic
499 Great Deals out of 87,505 listings starting at $1,499

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
319 listings starting at $1,995
2002 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
142 listings starting at $950