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2002 Pontiac Aztek

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.

Brakes -- Verified

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.

2002 Pontiac Aztek Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., August 20, 2003

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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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Engine, December 4, 2007

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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.

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2002 Pontiac Aztek Questions and Answers

mosk1, 2002 Pontiac Aztek, Pompano Beach, FL

I connect my refrigerant to the low side hose, start engine and turn a/c on high but the freon does not go in.

Help!!!

mosk1, 2002 Pontiac Aztek, Pompano Beach, FL

I connect my refrigerant to the low side hose, start engine and turn a/c on high but the freon does not go in. The compressor engages, but the freon does not go into system.

mosk1, 2002 Pontiac Aztek, Pompano Beach, FL

I connect refrigerant hose to low side, start engine, turn a/c on high, compressor engages but freon does not go into system. The low pressure side is reading high. Is there any way to reduce the p...

mosk1, 2002 Pontiac Aztek, Pompano Beach, FL

I connect refrigerant hose to low side, start engine, turn a/c on high, compressor engages but freon does not go into system. The low pressure side is reading high. Is there any way to reduce the p...

agermain, 2002 Pontiac Aztek, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

how do you remove the fuel rail in a 2002 pontiac aztek?

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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 frequently, then come back on if you tap key and have had car die out, from same, resister pack has failed repeatedly on blower motor control and none of us have air conditioning, mine failed after 2 years.(soldered higher wattage resisters to board to keep them from burning out).

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. Otherwise, nice size vehicle with generous truck for the money... and I like the styling as well.

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