Once I had determined without a doubt that the problem with my system was a faulty Passlock module in my ignition switch, I decided that I would bypass my system, using the resistor method. Do not leave out any of the steps. We will later be teaching the Body Control Module to recognize the resistor we chose, so it doesn't matter what size you use. There are two yellow wires underneath -- one to the air bag, one to the ignition. Used the same brush to create a new bear metal spot on the fender and a self taping screw to reattach it.
It's located directly across from the air filter assembly. I like the power it has, its stylish, and fun to drive. Reinstall lower housing three screws and tilt lever you may want to use some locktite, but I didn't. If not try another relay or check the relay's operate path. I warrant what follows for 1997s only, but perhaps yours is the same. With the new instrument panel, all gauges are larger and provide unobstructed views.
There is a inside the ignition cylinder that has an electronic password. Any help would be appreaciated. The chan is held in place by a clamp around the tube from the air filter housing. You must get the car started again to disable PassLock. It comes only with a 4-speed automatic. Clip the yellow data wire, leaving at least some wire to work with on both sections.
Post 56 Replying to: raycorri Mar 14, 2007 11:07 am Here is documentation of why this works. In others, the resistor is embedded in the Passcode module, which is part of the ignition switch cylinder. Both cars ran for over 10 years with a minimum of repairs. I have the exact same problem in my 97 Grand Am. I arbitrarily chose to use a 2200 ohm resistor. This is not an awnser but i have had 7 chevys with the same problem. A few manufacturers do have wear indicators built into the brake pads that will turn on a brake warning light.
I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor if applicable. Use black electrical tape to insulate the bare part of the black wire where you soldered the resistor to it. Tape up the other wire end, bend it back and push it back into the bundle out of the way. When you replaced the water pump did you replace the timing belt either time?. I've only had the car for maybe 6-8 months and it's getting to the point of having to fill it up any time I stop anywhere.
Post 209 For those of you who have not done it yet: Mine is a 1997 GrandAm. It just seems like it is in Neutral and will not move. A way to test this without removing it is when the engine is cold, remove the radiator cap, start the engine and let it warm up. A more likely cause is the ignition module or a fuel problem. Replaced both of these and car does not stall.
When purchased it had about 100,000 miles on it already and its close to 146,000 now. It has to be a safety issue. Let it hang Reach inside to the left and locate 3 tiny 22 gauge wires wrapped in black friction tape. Resistor Soldered in place between yellow and black wire. Not a problem, thank you and have a good night! Then this is why u never ever ever let ur woman drive ur car cause she overheated it for God only knows how long an I found out a sensor went out an thermostat fixed that problem an everything seemed alright till i seen resivoir start filling up with oil it started using more an more oil then an now my reservoir is filling up with antifreeze an leaking slowly just started doing that today 12-27-2016 oh their's more top of spring broke on drivers side drives ok but leans a bit lol window broke on drivers door friend owns pontiac grand am also he said his broke an he fixed his but had to use glue so I decided not to fix. The bolt that held it in place was actually so rusty that the head of the bolt had broken off as I removed it. A check that you could do is with a cold engine, remove the radiator cap and then start the engine and allow it to warm up.
I mean it is a Grand Am. I replaced all 3 fuses for the fan, as well as the water pump. Most items were replaced after the 6th year. Definitely a great value, and if properly cared for, I think this car will possibly make 200,000 if I want to take it that far. Interior dimensions and trunk capacity were nearly identical to the previous year.
Post 21-23 raycorri - Replying to: virgo58 Jan 30, 2007 9:11 pm If you want the fastest way to disable the Passlock---You just need to be able to start your car one time. Later 4-cylinders and V6s provide excellent acceleration and both V6s are smooth. Post 50 Replying to: debt Mar 14, 2007 7:14 am Here you go! All engines are fairly fuel efficient, but still have a ways to go before they catch the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry. Is it only the temperature gauge telling you it is over heating or are there other signs of it over heating, if so what are they? I hate to break the bad news to you, but you are one of the 3 percent or so who this mod didn't help. It pumps out 180 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 160 pound-feet of torque at 5200 rpm. Another new base engine, dubbed the Twin Cam, is a 150-horsepower, 2. My first thought was to troubleshoot on my own, find out the cause, and replace whatever was defective.