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2002 Pontiac Aztek Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Pontiac Aztek

2002 Pontiac Aztek Problems

The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid and should be replaced if this is the case.

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Questions

My transmission is slipping. It will get to 25mph and then won't go, just revs. After about 10min of trying to drive it will shift into gear. Can I fix this on my own or do I need a shop? If so, what's the usual cost?

One is yellow and one is green the are both ran closely together and there not part of the tdm I believe yellow is the starter and the green is the ignition 2 wire I just don't know where they hook up. Think I may be missing a peice. Need help figuring out where they go

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Recalls

Due to variations in the manufacturing process, or exposure to high heat may lead to a fracture in the tank inlet check valve. Fuel vapors may pass through the fracture and accumulate on the side of the fuel tank. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel tank. The recall began December 4, 2007. The GM recall number is 06230.

The owner's manual does not explain the child restraint anchor location symbols for the lower universal anchorage system. This does not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard. Owners were sent supplements to the owner's manual explaining the location symbols in the vehicle. The recall began August 18, 2003. The GM recall number is 03039.

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Reviews

Three people in neighborhood having same problems with 2002 :key wont turn off without pushing manual button on bottom of steering column,tow leveling pump runs frequently because hoses have dry rotted, repairs on wheel bearings($600 each)before 50,000 miles,(mine were replaced 3 times before aftermarket bearing took care of it,ignition switch now failing causing dash lights to go out frequentl...

Goes through brake pads every 20k and excessive and uneven rotor wear. Replaced right wheel bearing at 30k and 60k and the left at 45k. Blower resistor pack blown at 40k. Power steering hose leak at 60k. Engine and trans seems okay, though, but their are definitely systemic problems with brake, wheel bearing and blower resistor design... which is what most Aztek owners are saying. Otherwis...

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