My car was just fine yesturday. However this morning got ready to crank it up for work n it would not start. The power is good n working all lights on. Gas in the car security light is not flashing.

Asked by Nov 28, 2015 at 04:07 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: General

I dont no what the issue may be.
Frustrating....

2 Answers

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If your battery is weak enough, the lights will still be on in the car, just not enough to start the car. Have the battery tested for the proper voltage. Also check the terminals and cables for corrosion.

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You may find this site helpful. http://www.bergerweb.net/PasslockFix/ This has happen to me and many others even when the security light is off or on, blinking or solid. This sounds like the Pontiac's classic faulty Passlock II security system. This is the complete relearn procedure, it should reset in 10 mins. but could take a little more than 30 minutes but easy to do. Your ignition has 4 positions 1.Off 2.ACC 3.On 4.Start (Cranks over & springs back to 3.On) Step 1 – Attempt to start the vehicle, this is the "start" position. It will crank, and start for 1-2 seconds then stall. The security light will be on or flashing. Leave the key in the ‘on’ position for 10-11 minutes, then the security light will stay solid or go off. Step 2 – Turn the key to the ‘off’ position for no less 10 seconds. Attempt to start the vehicle. If it runs at this point then you have reset your passlock. If the problem persists you can continue repeat Step 1 two more times. Make sure turn the key to the ‘off’ position for 10 seconds before each 10 minute cycle. Hopefully your car is running by now Step 3 – The vehicle is now ready to relearn the proper code. Turn the key ‘off’ for 15 seconds and then ‘crank’ the vehicle. it should start back up now. The security light might stay on solid for several minutes afterwards.

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