I have a 1997 Grand Am 3.1L v6 that has been sitting for 2 months. It had a bad ignition lock cylinder, as well as a possible broken dashboard unit. I replaced the lock cylinder to find that the dash will give me no fuel, rpm, or speedometer readings, but the lights will come on when you first try to start the car. I don't know how much gas was in the car, but it just got very cold and I put a can of heet and 2 gallons of gas in the car. It will run for approximately 1 second then dies. It sounds like it has just enough gas to start, but then just dies. I replaced my battery because the previous one failed (I had to charge it because of so many start attempts). Is there a way to tell if my gas lines are frozen? Will a car start if you accicentally create an open in a wire leading to the air bag?
By the way, it turns out that I didn't have to take the steering wheel apart at all to change the lock cylinder out for this car.
Saturday, January 14th, 2012 AT 2:47 AM