Won't start

Asked by Sep 29, 2016 at 12:35 AM about the 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car  won't start.. it was just running fine an I
turned it off for about 5min.. came back to turn it
on an nothing won't start NOTHING like it's dead
but it did this 2 days ago and I had to sit for about
30min & it started back up.. I just got a thermostat
put in an got it flushed out

9 Answers

6,525

Thermostat won't have anything to do with it not cranking. Check battery cables for corrosion and make sure they're tight

If there is corrosion how would I get it off?

92,815

Wire brush, elbow grease and in severe cases a lot of scraping.

If that doesn't work should u get another battery

6,525

If it's on the battery post, it should clean up with wire brush, if it's on the cables, replace them

Thank you

3,865

Wash everything down with baking soda. That works real well. Before you get all carried away with cleaning though, have your battery load tested. It sounds like its on its last legs.

Same problems, install a new voltage regular,new wires and plugs

92,815

Elliot why would you replace those if it is dead electrically? You need to focus on battery, cables, power on the crank terminal at the starter and the starter.

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