Several problems with my 99 Grand Prix looking to fix myself.

Asked by Sep 07, 2015 at 12:36 AM about the 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 99 Grand prix and am having several problems with it at this point
and I want to try to fix them myself if i can so i'm just looking for expert
advice. The first problem is something with the linkage. I can't put it in park
but all of the other gears work fine. I'm still driving it I just park it and put it
in neutral with the E-Brake down. It is working okay but I have heard that it
could lead to my other problem which is the headlights do not work. Only
the running lights and the brights if i hold the blinker back the stay on but if i
let go the go off. It is also very sluggish every day when i try to crank it.
Maybe the starter. I am not sure any suggestions or help would be much
appreciated.

2 Answers

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Sounds like the shifter cable is binding or out of adjustment. Could also be the shifter assembly itself. Will it go into park if you open the hood and move the linkage on the actual transmission. If so, it's definitely in the shifter or shifter cable. Will the headlights come on if you turn on the headlight switch manually? The daytime running lights are designed to come on automatically when you shift out of park with the emergency brake off. However, when it's dark out the actual headlights should come on as soon as you start the car with the emergency brake off. HTH. -Jim

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i also would look at the steering column if any thing came apart inside it. gm has had problems with there columns getting loose on the inside which would take some stuff out of adjustment

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