2001 that shuts off after it starts has 200,000 miles on it

Asked by Sep 07, 2013 at 09:32 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the car shuts off 2 to 3 seconds after it starts  car has 200000 miles on it

11 Answers


Could be ignition trouble or maybe you need a new starter.


Will it stay running if you hold your foot on the accelerator pedal?

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It sounds like you need a new fuel pump resistor.

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And it could be your antitheft system shutting it down. Actually there's a lot of guessing going on here. What you really need is a mechanic to properly diagnose it.

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If it will stay running while you hold the gas pedal down then its probably either a dirty throttle plate or dirty/faulty idle air control valve. I would check the idle air control valve first cause it will probably end up being your problem.

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http://www.grandprixforums.net/idle-problems-my-2001-gtp-fixed- 17102.html -- check this out

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Delete the space between (- 7) should look (-7) for address to work. Sorry iPad issues again.

it was the key thanks


The key you where using was not the original???

yes it wasnt ,, it was a copy from Ace but i did have her tape the spare to the dash and now the copies work


If you would've stated this at the start of all of this, the diagnosis could have very simple and straight forward instead of all the other possibilities. Glad it's taken care of now.

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