Service Engine Soon Light


Asked by Jan 02, 2014 at 12:39 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 Grand Am. It is always serviced and kept up. Today it did something I came to a light, it idled like it wanted to cut off but it didn't. Then as I pulled into
work, the Service Engine Light flashed off and on a few times then went out. What could
this be?

5 Answers


Many different things. Since the light was one, you can pull the 4 digit codes to find out what tripped the light. Any mechanic or local auto parts stores can do this for you.

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It usually means misfire or multiple misfire on the cylinders specialy when the check engine light flashes

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is this an easy fix? That is always my main question...LOL...thanks!

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1.- check your spark plug wires. they might be loose or worn out 2.- It could be the coils. but usually is the wires. Good luck. My email is if you have any more questions


Ok...I have an appointment for a tune-up to change the plugs and wires...will I be ok until Saturday? That is the only day they have an appointment...Yikes!

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