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2004 Pontiac Grand Am won't start after jumping a battery


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tayfs
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Dec 9, 2017, 8:24 AM

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I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, and within the past month, I have replaced the starter, the battery, the battery terminals, and the alternator. My car has been driving perfectly fine ever since. Then yesterday some neighbors asked me to jump their battery. Everything was hooked up correctly but when I went to start my car it wouldn't turn over suddenly. Now it is cranking but not starting. It sounds like it's almost turning over but can't. My security light isn't blinking and I've tried leaving the key in the on position for periods of time but it did nothing. Tried getting the battery jumped just in case but it didn't do anything. I have no idea what to do anymore and after all the money I've put into this car I'm praying it's some kind of easy fix. Any ideas??


Tom Greenleaf
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Dec 9, 2017, 9:11 AM

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Quote you "> Everything was hooked up correctly but when I went to start my car it wouldn't turn over suddenly. Now it is cranking but not starting.<"
This suggests it didn't crank at all even with a jump then did but didn't start. Careful confusing the words crank and "turn over" just don't use that term for cars.
#1 - you threw a parts cannon at it without checking much you could have with a silly $8 voltmeter and some understanding. #1 again - DON'T JUMP START CARS! Now you are confused but that's what jumper boxes are for to save your own car I swear you can catch the other vehicle's problems or harm your own just anyway even quite seriously.


If you are in fact cranking at a normal speed next is this list of why it doesn't run. You must go thru this list and one of those items has dropped out then proceed to fix the problem. Get at least a spark tester and the dang voltmeter dirt cheap plus some "starting fluid" also cheap for testing. Read this it's also right up top,
http://autoforums.carjunky.com/...LL_NOT_START_P75655/


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