How do I fix my car?

Asked by Jan 19, 2016 at 03:47 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

'02 Grand Am starts then dies. Just bought it this way. I got used switch and key from salvage yard, and still does the same thing. Suggestions?

6 Answers

345

Is gas getting to the engine?

I haven't checked that, but the car dies immediately after starting. Some say security issue, some say BCM. I'd like a little firmer suggestion before I go off buying a bunch of parts I don't need. Any experience with this?

Where is the BCM located?

345

Well, if fuel is not getting to the engine it won't start. So, that would be a good place to start. Replacing parts willy nilly is a losing proposition unless you are getting them free. Don't know where the BCM is on that car....sorry.

70

Check the fuel filter and pump. Most common cause of vehicles not staying on. I would only check the BCM after that.

70

If it's a security issue, does the security light stay on? You may need to fix that if it doesn't go off on it's own (instruction manual would tell you how to get the light to shut off).

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • How do I fix my car? 6 answers

    '02 Grand Am starts then dies. Just bought it this way. I got used switch and key from salvage yard, and still does the same thing. Suggestions?

    2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My blinkers keep blinking constantly, how do i fix? 1 answer

    On a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, i have no radio in the car.When i press my blinkers they click normally but after they release...it blinks crazy like a bulb is missing..but it does not show on the out...

    2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • How do I fix brake fluid leak?

    So, I tried driving my car and noticed something strange. The brake pedal seemed loose and I had to press it all the way down to make the car stop. Luckily, I was still in my neighborhood when I ...

    2003 Pontiac Grand Am

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What is wrong with it? How do I fix it? 2 answers

    My lock button on the inside, drivers door will not work, but when i push the unlock, the unlock works.

    2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how to fix my car problems 1 answer

    car run for awhile then turn off after a while starts back on some times it takes longger to start back

    2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,137 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 7,710
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,600
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
24 Great Deals out of 2,828 listings starting at $1,991
Used Pontiac Firebird
15 Great Deals out of 755 listings starting at $3,490
Used Ford Mustang
731 Great Deals out of 44,988 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
351 Great Deals out of 31,424 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,200 Great Deals out of 79,687 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
602 Great Deals out of 35,697 listings starting at $899
Used Honda Civic
876 Great Deals out of 85,208 listings starting at $750
Used Pontiac Bonneville
5 Great Deals out of 535 listings starting at $1,799
Used Toyota Camry
1,225 Great Deals out of 85,031 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
3 Great Deals out of 981 listings starting at $695
Used Honda Accord
1,072 Great Deals out of 68,731 listings starting at $1,000

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.