2002 Pontiac Aztek Repair and Maintenance

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

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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Antilock, service soon light, high beam sensor flashing, wipers randomly quit, drivers side wheel grinding, stereo static while charging phone, powersteering catches while driving, fluid levels good, high pitch electrical squeal while sitting idle at times? Someone suggested altinator.?

Car will run for a few days then stop, fuse was replaced and it happened again. Took it to a Buick Dealership and they couldn't help me neither could a non commercial mechanic. The dashboard gages also went out the first time fuse 42 was replaced.

We have replaced the thermostat a few weeks ago and it was running fine until 3 days ago.. Its losing coolant and i dont know where its going.. My car isnt over heating, but when i checked it today there was light white smoke coming from tge engie.. Help dont know what to do now..

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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.

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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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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