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My 2006 GTP will not start with its key but with power to the starter will crank and run for a short period then stop
There are still problems with the Passlock security system, as evidenced by the Security Symbol appearing on your instrument cluster. This will require a GM Tec II tool to read the security code(s). An OBD-only tool will not "see" those...
Hazard lights don't work, but the turn signals flash normally
The hazard and turn signals are controlled by the body control module on this vehicle. You will need to have the body control module circuits monitored by using a scanner that can access the body control module data stream to...
Starting issues when it's cold outside
This is common for most cars in extreme winter months when the temperature drops. As you may know, car batteries create electrical current based upon chemical reactions inside the battery cell. When these chemicals are subjected to extreme cold, these...
Car starts but won't when warm - 1990 Pontiac Firebird
First order of business is to check for any diagnostic codes. This will make diagnosis faster and less expensive. Even though this model is pre-OBD II, there are on-board diagnostics. Both ignition and starter components can be heat-affected, but fuel...
All the dashboard lights came on. Car seems to be running fine
Hi there. All the dash lights coming on and staying on when you started your vehicle, leads me to believe, there is a problem with your vehicle's charging system. It could be caused by a faulty alternator. This would not...
My low oil light comes on but, when I start the car the second time, it goes out and the dipstick reads full
Hi. The most likely cause of this problem is the oil level sensor has an intermittent problem and is about to fail. There is electrical circuitry inside the oil level sensor that sends info to PCM. Sometimes this electrical circuitry...
Need a reliable brand for the belt tensioner.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Shopping around for parts can be frustrating when it comes to specific brands. Some brands are not as good as other brands, however, a low quality belt and a high quality belt should...
AC not taking coolant
Hey there. You may have a bad A/C compressor if you see the compressor engage but the high and low pressures stay the same. If the high pressure spikes above 300 or more, then the compressor can produce pressure but...
Pontiac Grand Prix shaking at 30 mph
If there is a broken piece on the rim it will cause the rim to be out of balance and shake when the car picks up speed. I would definitely get the rim fixed and re-balance and see if that...
Having trouble starting my car after it sits for a long period of time
There could be an issue with the fuel lines having a blockage buildup from sitting, or the fuel filter could be plugged up from fuel sitting. Try flushing out the fuel system with new fuel. You can also turn the...
What type of gas should I use for my 2009 Pontiac Vibe?
After doing my research on your vehicle, I see that most people use regular gas(87) in their Pontiac Vibes. You should be getting around 22-27mpg. The better the gas you use the cleaner the gas will burn. I did read...
Instrument cluster going haywire
There have been a variety of digital instrument panel problems with this particular Pontiac model, and a common thread is a loose, or poor connection of the positive battery cable (battery to the electrical system). Ground cable issues as well...
Power steering - 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix
Hi. It is very difficult to tell you size of the belts that would needed to eliminate the power steering pump without measuring some things on the car. If I had to guess, you may need a belt that is...
Car won't start - 1998 Pontiac Bonneville
Hi there. Disconnecting and re-connecting the battery, although the right thing to do while working on the fuel system, has tripped the security system and is not allowing a "start" sequence. (You don't mention it, but the security light in...
Car is overheating - 1999 Pontiac Grand Am
Hi. A bad water pump is a common cause for this car to overheat. This is what I would start with in order to repair the overheating problem. Keep in mind that a clogged radiator or heater core could also...
My car stalled, I checked the oil and it was low. I added 2 quarts and barely made it 4 blocks. There is no pressure when pressing the gas.
This may or may not be related to the low oil level. If the car was overheated and potentially has developed a blown head gasket, this may be possibly what have caused the stall. When this happens, the cylinder head...
My gas gauge keeps fluctuating from empty to full and everything in between.
The symptoms you are having may be related to a mechanical issue, or an electrical issue. If the problem is electrical, you will want to check the wiring terminal that connects to the fuel pump. You may need to drop...
What grade of gas should I put in my 2008 grand prix
Your car should run just fine on 87 octane fuel unless you have other modifications to your car such as a super charger or turbo charger. The knocking may suggest that you have something else wrong with your engine. Your...
If your trying to program a key and your battery is fully charged what else could be wrong
Hi there. There are a few things that could be at fault causing your dilemma. I understand you've charged the battery, but what are the current cold cranking amps and state of health? A digital diagnostic battery tester can provide...
Thermostat location.
The thermostat is located behind the outlet pipe on the front of the engine just above the water pump and pulley. The hose that hooks to the outlet pipe goes to the surge tank. Looking from the front the outlet...

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