02 pontiac grand am having electronic troubles

Asked by Mar 31, 2015 at 04:27 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I've been having complications with my car over the last couple of months, its an 02 Pontiac Grand am SE with the 3.4 V-6. I replaced the rack and pinion, found out the power steering pump was bad, got that replaced, got an alignment left the shop I got the alignment at and when I got home I turned the car off. After the car was shut off and the key was out of the ignition My gear shift lights remained on and my door ajar alarm would ding when I opened my door. Then my battery went dead, been trying to charge my battery but while its charging I manage to see my temp gauge and speedometer move around, any thoughts as to the problem and a solution? it would be greatly appreciated. None of those problems occurred until after the alignment. I ran errands around town prior to the alignment and everything worked just fine. I recently also worked some powdered graphite into my ignition hopping maybe I just have some stuck pins and that the graphite would help loosen them. Hopping its something simple and cheap to fix but such has not been my fortune of late. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

2 Answers

66,215

Check for a disconnected ground wire/strap in the engine compartment close to the front wheels. They may have accidentally broken or disconnected one during the alignment. A bad ground can cause many strange things to happen! HTH. -Jim

90

THIS IS WHY I DO NOT LET ANYONE WORK ON MY CAR. STUPID MECHANICS DONT GIVE A SH---.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 7,610
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,600
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,420
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
30 Great Deals out of 2,871 listings starting at $900
Used Pontiac Firebird
12 Great Deals out of 724 listings starting at $3,990
Used Chevrolet Impala
521 Great Deals out of 31,726 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Ford Mustang
472 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
948 Great Deals out of 79,664 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Nissan Altima
1,027 Great Deals out of 81,562 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
999 Great Deals out of 90,916 listings starting at $650
Used Honda Civic
657 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.