Battery or alternator

Asked by Sep 28, 2016 at 12:47 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

If I put my key in the ignition and hear a click every
time I try to turn it on but it doesn't attempt to crank
, what could my problem be ... I gave the battery a
jump and it stayed on for 3-4 minutes and that was
it without giving it a jump it's completely out.

3 Answers

Take it to your auto parts store. The battery should be the first to be tested. If there's not much of a charge in it then have them slow charge it over night.

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Charge battery and check battery cables for corrosion and make sure they're tight.

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First you need to make sure you have 12 volts on the battery, if you do then your starter relay may be bad, if that checks ok then I would look at the starter being no good..

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