Pontiac GTA Enhancement information and discussions with Technical DIY and performance tuning information for the hardcore Pontiac GTA Owners and Enthusiasts.
Forum | Register Now | Members | Search | How Do I... | Calendar

Go Back   The GTA Source Page Message Forums > GTA SPECIFIC > GTA TECH

GTA TECH Want to discuss technical topics about your GTA.... engine tuning, mechanical upgrades, problem areas, etc.? Then post it HERE!

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-16-2011   #1
1987 GTA
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: virginia
Posts: 51


hey guys i posted the other day about my car hitting a bump and dying. i changed the ground cable to battery, checked the starter and its fine, i have power and i have power from the wire that goes from starter to alternator. my headlights and everything work just not the motors or dash, and wont even begin to turn over. could it be the ignition? just seems all the accesories are what wont work. thanks
1987 GTA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2011   #2
"The only thing to fear is.............fear itself"
FearThisGTA's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: In front of you....
Posts: 4,742

GTA Year: 1991
GTA Engine: 350 TPI Automatic
Re: Ignition?

try cleaning the battery terminals and post.

Cliff Jones
1991 GTA Trans Am
w/305,231 miles
on the original motor!!!!
Time of Death on motor, 4:07pm on 05/29/2010.
Best et: 13.959@97.05mph
Best mph: 98.3
Best 60' : 1.875 on BFG Comp TA's w/ 32 lbs of air in them
FearThisGTA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2011   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NY
Posts: 40

GTA Year: 1988
GTA Engine: 350 TPI Automatic
Re: Ignition?

Could be a wire grounding when you hit the bump and short circuiting
1988 Trans Am GTA 5.7 L TPI 700R4 Digital Dash 41200 Miles.

Educating the uneducated with obnoxious exhausts

Shadow_GTA is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ignition module question yachtmd GTA TECH 2 07-22-2006 08:28 AM
testing ignition system Tmoney GTA TECH 7 07-07-2006 07:59 PM
ignition problem TransAmSteve GTA TECH 6 02-03-2006 10:50 AM
ignition trouble, then muffler explodes! 1MEANGTA GTA TECH 3 03-24-2005 07:25 PM
ignition key problems 1989gta GTA TECH 3 09-16-2003 12:15 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.