Pontiac

Pontiac problems? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My wife was driving our 2008 Pontiac grande prix and stopped…

Customer Question
My wife was driving our...
My wife was driving our 2008 Pontiac grande prix and stopped for a five minute rest stop and the car will not start. it turns over but will not start. Any suggestions as to the problem.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Pontiac
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Pontiac Question
Answered in 16 minutes by:
1/30/2016
Pontiac Mechanic: tristan, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
tristan
tristan, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Pontiac
Satisfied Customers: 1,625
Experience: MASTER ASE CERTIFIED
Verified

More than likely a bad fuel pump very common on that car thought it will still need to be tested. If it acts like it wants to run if you spray carburetor cleaner in the engine then the problem is more than likely a bad fuel pump if it doesn't act like you want to run then you need to check the ignition system. Ole was give a positive rating. Thanks

Ask Your Own Pontiac Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a pontiac mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask tristan Your Own Question
tristan
tristan
tristan, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Pontiac
Satisfied Customers: 1,625
1,625 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MASTER ASE CERTIFIED

tristan is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Pontiac Technician

2,403 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Pontiac Technician

2,014 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

Gary

Gary

Pontiac Technician

1,463 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech/15 years ASE master

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Pontiac Tech -

778 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Pontiac Diagnostics

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Pontiac Mechanic

558 satisfied customers

GM, Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

John

John

GM FACTORY CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN

514 satisfied customers

ASE A1-A8 w/L1 GM master technician.Factory certified/40 years experience

car tech

car tech

ASE Certified Technician

446 satisfied customers

25 years master tech and shop owner

< Previous | Next >

Related Pontiac Questions
I have a 2008 Pontiac grand Prix, It has 115000 on it.
I have a 2008 Pontiac grand Prix, It has 115000 on it. Yesterday it started cutting out and stalling, It would restart but in a few miles it would stall again. Changed the fuel pump but the problems a… read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
It,s turning over but won,t start.It was driving fine and I
It,s turning over but won,t start.It was driving fine and I parked for about two hours when I WENT TO LEVE IT TURNS OVER FINE BUT WON,T START. … read more
tim37857
tim37857
Mechanic
High School or GED
71 satisfied customers
Engine dies while driving and will not restart. eventually
engine dies while driving and will not restart. eventually in minutes or days it will start and run perfect but when driving will die again. no apparent problem with fuel system.while running fuel pum… read more
Gunvir Singh
Gunvir Singh
1,949 satisfied customers
I have a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. Base model...A couple
I have a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix . Base model...A couple weeks back my car was sitting in a parking lot on the on position engine not running and I turned on the rear defroster as my rear windows for … read more
Cary York
Cary York
High School Diploma
214 satisfied customers
Pontiac Grand Prix: hi Cam I have 2008 pontiac grand prix low
hi Cam I have 2008 pontiac grand prix low beams stopped working replaced the multi function switch and they still don't work… read more
Dave Nova
Dave Nova
Pontiac Technician
Associate Degree
2,014 satisfied customers
Pontiac grand prix gtp: I have a 99 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
I have a 99 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8 Supercharged. The car was working fine but I shut it off for less than five minutes and now it won't start.I changed the battery, starter ,alternator and I.check… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
pontiac gtp: Grand Prix GTP: Today after driving about 15 miles,
Grand Prix GTP: Today after driving about 15 miles, Sent to Pontiac Experts 7/8/2014 at 10:20 PM SMS Text Alerts Today after driving about 15 miles, I went to climb a hill on a street. Part way up I s… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
Pontiac Grand Prix: I have a pontiac grand prix and I will
I have a pontiac grand prix and I will be driving the RPM's just fall to 0 and the engine stops. then the car won't start, if i let it sit at least 5-30 minutes it will be fine, any ideas? No sputteri… read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
Pontiac Grand Prix: i have a 2007 pontiac grand prix... I was
i have a 2007 pontiac grand prix... I was driving home yesterday and the car started stuttering then the reduced engine power light came on i couldnt go any faster than 45 miles and hour and when i sl… read more
Gary
Gary
Pontiac Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,463 satisfied customers
Pontiac Grand Prix GT: I have a 99 Pontiac grand prix we just
I have a 99 Pontiac grand prix we just had some work done on it about a month ago. yesterday while driving it died when I was almost stopped. It did it again today after I stopped at a light and when … read more
Expert-Repair
Expert-Repair
Owner Kingsland Auto & Marine Services
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
11 satisfied customers
pontiac grand prix: cyl three and five under boost..Normal driving
I haye a1997 pontiac grand prix,it has a 3.8 super charged engine .car misfires on cyl three and five under boost only.Normal driving there is no misfire.… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Pontiac Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,403 satisfied customers
2000 Pontiac Grand prix: stalling..driving down..clogged air filter
I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT. Recently it has been stalling while just driving down the road, no sputter, just straight dead. I am told that I need to replace both O2 sensors but have read that… read more
BOBBYSS
BOBBYSS
TECHNICIAN/ADVISOR
Associate Degree
8,343 satisfied customers
92 Pontiac Grand Prix: coolant level..the radiator..gage..overheat
My '92 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1 low coolant level and the temperature light on the dash stays on. I replaced the ECT sensor and the radiator which had a new level sensor on it. The temperature gage stay… read more
Anthony
Anthony
Master Automobile Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
8,789 satisfied customers
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix: every once..awhile..car sits..starts running
Hello, I have a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. My problem is that every once in awhile after I dhut the engine off and the car sits for awhile some sort of fan starts running. This happened four or five tim… read more
Dave Nova
Dave Nova
Pontiac Technician
Associate Degree
2,014 satisfied customers
Start driving..it sorta shakes as if it might stall..stop light
I've got a car question for you. My car seems to idle low about five minutes after you start driving it. Then, it sorta shakes as if it might stall out or putter out when your at the stop light. It's … read more
Joel
Joel
GM Journeyman technician
Associate Degree
1,230 satisfied customers
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GT: WONT START..20 MINUTES..RANDOMLY..TEN MINUTES
I HAVE A PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GT 2000, THE PROBLEM IS THE CAR SHUT OFF WHILE I AM DRIVNG AND WONT START FOR ABOUT 20 MINUTES AND IT DOES IT RANDOMLY. I CAN DRIVE FOR AN HOUR OR CAN DRIVE FOR TEN MINUTES… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Pontiac Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,403 satisfied customers
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix: liter..wouldnt start...wont start
1994 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1 Liter enginge. Wouldn't start. Replaced Battery and Starter, Still won't start. Using a jumper cable on the starter will start for 2 minutes then die. Checked all fuses and… read more
car tech
car tech
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
446 satisfied customers
Our 99 Grand Prix 3800 V6 (NOT Supercharged). Its exposed
Our 99 Grand Prix 3800 V6 (NOT Supercharged). It's exposed to salt air, but garaged. Problem: Intermittent starting/stalling. Ignition turns over, but doesn't fire.1. Recently drove car 5 mi and stopp… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Pontiac Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,403 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x