I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand am when I turn the ignition to start it dies and also I have 3 lights on the security light,service engine and TRAC OFF light what doies this mean?

10

Asked by Jun 16, 2013 at 07:30 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

You can start it and it dies right away like there is no fuel and it has a new pump n filter.
also a few lights are on the service engine light,security light and now a TRAC OFF light!

8 Answers

make sure the battery is NEW.~ all your problems may go away then~

10

If I have a new battery than what?

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
485

Its the ignition switch, and the Trac light is a wheel bearing and check engine is something else. Its just a coincidence there all on at the same time!

...then have your trouble codes read by an autoparts store, or get a code scanner for less than twenty bucks...the diagnostic plug is within' three feet of your ignition switch~

this will tell us what parts to replace/take inventory of~...kind of sad that you had not disconnected the black cable....introduce a drain such as pumping the brakes and switching hte a/c off and on....then reconnecting the cable will "clear" the codes and start fresh....if the codes persist is because there are genuine problems with the components...do not dismiss the NEW battery idea, please check the push-off label on the top of your battery what may indicate the first charge date....as the battery ages it stops accepting a charge which can lead to alternator failure and a bad day for everyone....check this.

may start the car okay, and seem normal...but you're slow-roasting the alternator~ 10% per year and after ten years will have only latent charge...then nothing~

485

Any parts store can test battery and alternator to check the output. Should be over 13.3. Most gms in good working order are over 14 volts charging.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

daisyguru

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,175 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 7,700
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,600
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
40 Great Deals out of 2,911 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Firebird
10 Great Deals out of 776 listings starting at $3,490
Used Chevrolet Impala
613 Great Deals out of 35,409 listings starting at $899
Used Ford Mustang
622 Great Deals out of 46,676 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Camaro
244 Great Deals out of 31,906 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Altima
1,234 Great Deals out of 79,839 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,048 Great Deals out of 78,599 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,012 Great Deals out of 76,982 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic
850 Great Deals out of 88,873 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
27 Great Deals out of 1,460 listings starting at $1,650
Used Chevrolet Corvette
166 Great Deals out of 21,297 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Camry
1,120 Great Deals out of 91,070 listings starting at $1,222

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.