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i have already changed all relays

switch just clicks when i press it..motor is running and it trys to move but doesn't close I have cleaned tracks. There is a blk box near driver sun visior that clicks not sure what that is..can anyone tell me what it does?

ABS, TRAC & SES light come on sometimes when just turning wheel n Not moving. Other times they come on while moving and turning or hitting a bump / rough road, turning a hard turn However sometimes it May not come on at all for my 110 mi trip to or from work. My Diagnose shows no trouble codes. Brakes seem / feel good n pads are GC. I can place trans in "N", turn off / On engine while moving and lights go Off n may not come back on till the above items happen or sometimes they don't come on. Approx. 184,000 mi. Just finished changing 4 struts n @ 200,00 will be doing another FULL tuneup (pulgs, wires, trans / fluids,etc) Any ideas / Suggestions.

my service engine light,my abs light and my trac light came on whats the problem with the cAR

when pouring gas manualy into the injecter it will run until gas is gone then shuts back off

Around the edges of dash pad over guages seams have split open and curled open. Is this problem common? Can the dash- pad be repaired? If not; Where can the part be aquired?

How much time is involved

the problem occurs ever shift and every time

I have an oil leak in my car. I don't know if it's coming from the valve cover (?) or somewhere else. I know one mechanic wanted to put something in the oil to discolor it...but can I do this myself? I know replacing the cover would be pretty easy, but I'm not sure that it needs to be replaced...just one of the many places it could be coming from. It's on the top of the engine, I can see it and it's corroding a belt...any suggestions would be amazing! thanks :)

Check engine light comes on. Code P0420 is the culprit, which supposedly tells me the catalytic converter is bad. I cleared the code and drove the car for 3 weeks without a problem. I had the car smogged to register it after the 3 weeks and it passed with very good results (California). Now it is 2 weeks after the smog test and the check engine light is on again and code is again P0420. Car runs ok, once in a while there is a rough idle, gas mileage seems about the same, tailpipe color is gray/white instead of brown/black (which I think means it is running lean), cruise control intermittantly drops out (may or may not be related), once in awhile when I start the car the engine shudders. P0420 error began about 3 months ago. Car has 94,000 miles on it.

i ran out of fuel now it wont start seems to not have enough fuel pressure could a faulty gas cap keep pressure from building up

reset the the security system,battery is good,starter is good,fuses are good.lights go dim when i turn on the key to start but no noise at all not even a click. what coul be wrong?

My daughter accidentally drove through flood waters with her Grand Am. We have changed the oil several times, tried sea foam in the fuel line, changed the air filter and still.....the car has no power, When we start the car i will move but it cuts out and jerks back and forth and sounds like a riding lawn mower. Is is beyond fixing? Please help us if you know what it is. Thanks

My 98 Grand Am 2.5 SE is bogging on acceleration like it's starving for fuel. It's been running strong till now. 175K on the odo and we try to keep the little car up. I've changed fuel filter, found a line broken to the canister and repaired, installed new fuel cap. And was told to unplug the soleniod that works with the canister.
Hope some one can help out
Thanks

What is the easiest way to change the spark plugs?

i was sitting in parking lot and engine all of a sudden started knocking/pinging

Can the timming belt or chain cause hard cranking ?

No heat ..blower only .. Heater control valve ??

I have a severe water leak coming from behind the dash area somewhere(the dash is curled at both the top by the windshield, and bottom, like it has gotten wet alot)The water runs down the passenger side by the fusebox and onto the passenger floor. 2 inches of it. I tried to recreate the problem by spraying with my water hose, nothing. All this makes a ticking sound happen, which I am gussing are the wires getting wet (foglamps come on and drain the battery)

Help...

Key will not turn, tried Lube, Diffrent spare key, turning wheel , making sure on park...... A few times before Ihad to put foot on break for the key to turn now it does not turn at all. Please help

i want to know is the water pump attached to the timing belt?

My sensors on my dash panel are on; the ABS, Service Vehicle and Low Trac sensor lights are all on. I took it to a shop and I was told it was the ABS sensor and it would cost almost $800 to repair. I can't help but feel like this shop is taking me to the cleaners because I'm a woman. Since most shops don't offer free diagnostics, I can't shop around. Are they charging too much? It's an independent repair shop.

I am leaking power steering fluid,is it possible to replace the power steering hose?

The window motor is fine. Front driver's window.-something broke inside the door.Window has slipped out of place. My zip code is 37207,Nashville, Tn, but most repair places near me are 37115, Madison, TN. The parts are what is supposed to hold the window in place as it goes up and down. Thanks! I do now know what size engine I have. My e-mail address is: Clovenia2003@yahoo.com
I hope you can help me.

December 23rd, I had my water pump replaced. Then on Sunday, December 26th my service engine soon light started coming on and has stayed on so far. Is this something I should be worried about since I just had my water pump replaced 3 days ago?

squeaking noise coming from left front tire and steering. only make that noise when i turn left

My security system on my Grand Am GT always needs to be reset. What happens is the security light will come on once or twice over the course of a week or two. Then, when I get in the car and turn the key the car is absolutely dead. After reading the owners manual I found there is an actual way to reset this! (Seems like it is a common problem) You have to turn the key forward so that all the lights come on in the car. The Security light will start flashing. You leave it in this position for ten minutes and then the secruity light will stop flashing and stay lit up. When this happens. Turn the key back to off and then you can start the car. Sometimes this will happen without warning and the security light will not even blink prior to it not starting. It is very aggravating and it seems like it happens more when it is cold outside. Haven't been able to find a way to fix. Please help!

2.5 I need to know where the antifreeze bleeder is on the block. Car is still overheating after water pump and thermostat changed. was told I need to bleed the system. But I don't know where to bleed it at.

the timing chain broke on this car while driving at 40 mph,,,,is this a non-interference engine

The outer piece of my crankshaft pulley came off the engine. Im not certain what it will take to fix this, if I can do it myself or if I need a mechanic. The serpentine belt has stripped 3 times this year and now this fourth time the outer rim of the pulley just came off. How much does this cost to diagnose and replace?