We have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP with an electrical problem. It goes when E drive is engaged and once without E drive engaged.Where do we start?
Country: United StatesMake: PontiacModel: Grand Prix GTPYear: 2001Engine: 3800 super charged
We have asked a lot of questions. Most want to rebuild tranny but works fine and has never been a problem .I think it is electrical not mechanical. Where do we start?
Hello, I'm Cam. Please include all the details about your issue so I can accurately advise you. I cannot see your vehicle so please be detailed.When you say E, you mean the fuel level gauge?
E drive is a small hole on right side of concol shifter that we use a small screwdriver to push down . Shifter must be in N orP . After pushing ,and not hard, when we move shifter to D or R the vecial drives normal for short time ,like untill a relay trips out . what is our problem and how do I fix it?
Okay so you mean you cannot get it out of park from time to time?
No, the problem is the car acts as if it is in N no mater if it is in D or R . This started one day as my 38 yr old was driving to work and the car just stopped traveling .The motor didn't stop .We had replaced the engine 6 months before and this is the first time we had any trouble with it in 6 or7 years he has had it .When we engage"push " the E drive then move shifter to R orD it drives as normal. I think that there is an electrial problem somewhere between the shifter and the tranny. Any ideas?
I'm still a little confused abou the E Drive, I have yet to hear of any system on this vehicle called that. However, this could be a connection in the linkage from the shifter to the transmission, or it could be inside the transmission. Can you tell me the exact color and condition of the transmission fluid please
its the emergency release shift button that is right beside the gear shift. The transmission will go in drive after that button is pushed and the gear lever is pushed back and forth between park and drive.
Okay, I think I'm starting to understand. That button only serves to release the lock on the side of the shifter This means there is a fault with the linkage or the connection at either end of the shift cable. Under the hood, underneath the brake master cylinder area is the linkage for the transmission. Check the condition of that cable to make sure it is still there and not slipping. If it is, it would cost this issue. The worst case scenario for this is a problem with the manual valve inside the transmission but I have my doubts it will go that far.
GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 11 years experience.
Thank You .That is the info I was tring to find and not getting Thanks again.
You are most welcome.