I have a 2000 pontiac grand am 3.4 engine, my starter keeps going out I have had it replace 6 times this year, 3 with in this month alone and it's not working for more then a few hours what is it?

Precious Mosley

Asked by Nov 22, 2015 at 03:54 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I don't do hard driving in the car, no
security light comes on. Some times
I have to beat it extremely hard to get
it started, I always buy new not used
starters. I really need help no one
knows what it is and it's starting to
effect me really badly

6 Answers

Precious Mosley

It only clicks, I get starters tested and they fail every time

Rosalind Watkins-Johnson

I feel you... when I first got mine this happened... have the starter system checked out... and I hope you have lifetime warranty on your starter... also... if you haven't look at grandamgt.com or gaownersclub.com... search the repair forums... they are grand am owners only and they have INVALUABLE information... they got me through my first year with my car... everything from repair to modding it out... if you can't find it in the search, join for free and ask your question, but I bet you'll find ANY answer you want there...


i would think your ground cable make sure you have a good cable and that the engine is grounded

Precious Mosley

Ok thank you, it seems that something is sending power to my starter constantly causing it to die fail what ever you want to call it, it's stoping it from working I used my voltage tester on the battery and unplugged everything but my battery is still putting out power from something the only thing I have left is the ignition switch could that be the cause of it ? How and why?


Check the wires going to the starter and the starter it could be shorted

Precious Mosley

I've done that no short what else do I check?

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