car will idle fine but when put into reverse it dies, is this a major fix or something relitivly simple

Rulon Hancock

Asked by Sep 22, 2015 at 11:41 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer


If you start in nuetral and put it in drive does it do the same thing? If so then chances are high that the transmissions torque converter is locked up. Not easy and not cheap.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


    I have had my car for three months maybe. Piece of shit. 2004 black grand am GT. I loved it and it was perfect til a week later. It stutters every time I try starting it I have to give it gas. It...

    2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT


    Maintenance & Repair

  • My car won't start after it has been started recently. 31 answers

    This began about two years ago. It starts fine in the morning, or after it has been sitting a while, but if I drove it for a short distance, it wouldn't start again. Sometimes it would start and ...

    2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 Coupe


    Maintenance & Repair

  • a lot of times my car will not start without pushing on the gas to keep it running, especially on a cold start 2 answers

    I'll try and keep this simple. My car starts right away...or it doesn't. If it does than I don't have an issue with restarting the car. If it will not start right away, I have to press the gas peda...

    2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT1 Coupe


    Maintenance & Repair

  • A few odd things going on........ 5 answers

    1. My driver's window no longer raises or lowers. I can hear something moving inside of the door when I push the switch, but the glass does not move up or down. Possible that the regulator has becom...

    2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 Coupe


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Pontiac Grand Am 2001 1 answer

    My Pontiac Grand Am GT 2001 has been giving me a lot of trouble lately. I'm having a terrible time getting up hills or inclines and the RPM's jump from 2 to 3 to 4 and there is no power . I have bee...

    2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT



Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
Reputation 7,080
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,480
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix"
30 Great Deals out of 4,355 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala"
938 Great Deals out of 35,697 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac Firebird"
9 Great Deals out of 904 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
799 Great Deals out of 38,852 listings starting at $2,650
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,151 Great Deals out of 73,044 listings starting at $695
Used Ford Mustang"
737 Great Deals out of 41,065 listings starting at $900
Used Pontiac Bonneville"
3 Great Deals out of 859 listings starting at $2,950
Used Honda Civic"
1,148 Great Deals out of 59,092 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord"
1,263 Great Deals out of 78,694 listings starting at $1,400
Used Nissan Altima"
1,360 Great Deals out of 87,464 listings starting at $1,095