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2006 grand prix: check engine light came..dashboard lights..gas cap…

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i have a 2006 grand...
i have a 2006 grand prix. This morning I went out to start it and nothing happened..the check engine light came on and then some of the dashboard lights flash and the engine kinda made a humming noise then some clicking noises and then there was a ticking noise shortly there after. I thought maybe the gas cap wasn't on tightly so checked that....still nothing. It wont turn over. Do you have any idea what it could be? Thank you.
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Pontiac Mechanic: Steve, ASE L1 Master Technician replied 8 years ago
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Hello!

The symptoms youa re describing are what you would see if the battery was too weak to be able to supply enough power to the starter to enable the engine to crank. If this is still the original battery (an AC-Delco with a silver colored label) it is at the end of it's designed life expectancy and would normally be expected to fail around this age.

I would suggest checking to see if the battery cables are corroded or loose; if not, remove the battery and take it in to your mechanic to be tested. Chances are you may just need a new battery to correct the problems you are having.

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