new starter new battery new alternator car won't start

Asked by Nov 25, 2016 at 08:00 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr GT Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put a new battery a new starter and a new
alternator in my 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix
and the car still doesn't want to start it
almost started when we put the brand new
battery in but it seem like it was losing
power when we turn the key the lights will
turn off

1 Answer

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Check your battery ground (-) cable connections. Make sure they're clean and tight. I'm assuming you had this problem before you replaced the starter but make sure you have the correct starter. Starters for the 3.1 and 3.8 are often misboxed because they look almost identical. The 3.8 starter is a little fatter and a little longer than the one for the 3.1. I have the exact measurements if you need them. HTH. -Jim

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