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.
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am Problems
The heater core under the right side of the dashboard may leak engine coolant which can puddle on the passenger front floor. The loss of coolant may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us that removal of the dash board is necessary to replace the heater on these vehicles.
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
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.
The ignition coil housing may fail causing an engine misfire on one or more cylinders.
1995 Pontiac Grand Am Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE STARTER FAILS TO ENGAGE AND THE DRIVER HOLD THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, PRODUCING HEAT THAT CAN MELT SWITCH PARTS.Learn more »
1995 Pontiac Grand Am Questions and Answers
WHY DOES THE COIL HOUSING ON MY 95 GRAND AM KEEP GOING BAD? I HAVE REPLACE IT 4 TIME IN 2 YRS.
Most of the electrical is not working properly. No driving headlights, no turn signals and high beams work off and on. Where can I find a good wiring diagram?
is it a fuel pump if i have to keep pressing the gas to keep the car running?
Starts and runs great when cold. Stalls in traffic and will not start.
Has happened in freezing weather and in Sixty Degrees.
The water pump went out on the car and it had to sit for 3 months, it ran ok except overheating. Nw that that is fixed, it will not accelerate. I have to pump the gas pedal to get it to go, once ov...
1995 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews
me and my g/f just bought a 95 grand am se sedan for $600. it needed a serpintine belt which i replace on 10/22/11 even though it was a lil bit of a pain. it has 101,589mi on it and it's due for plugs and oil change. but for only $600 and only needing a few very minor things i think it was a good buy, if u have advice for me e-mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org that way i'll have a heads up for whats to come
Bought the car used with 40K miles, it now has 107K miles. At the time of purchase the driver side window would not go up or down and had to be repaired (manual system).
Since then the automatic transmission shifter cable broke and I replaced it after carefully disassembling the center console. The turn signals started failing to work and I found in a Forum that if you spray WD40 through the flasher button at the top of the steering column it resolves the problem. Apparently the connection gets dirty with dust and it affect the turn signals.
The latest problem is that the A/C vent switch stopped working. Had to take the front of the dash apart and remove the glove compartment and found that there is no vacuum reaching the switch. I traced the line and plan to replace/fix it this weekend.
Having said that, the car has been extremely reliable on the power train, brakes suspension etc. The car gives 28 mpg highway with 5 people in it and stuff in the trunk. It has held up pretty well and the paint has not had problems even though the car sits out in the sun and is 15 years old.
All in all I have been very happy with this vehicle and my daughter will be driving it to school next year.
Car has original 34,000 miles. everything to repair is difficult to get to. many repairs. injectors, suspension, shakey on hills with injection, interior is plastic, faulty electric window motors (two door coupe) has very heavy large doors. if you have knee problems it will be difficult to get in and out. right now i'm working on the blower motor and resistor. A/c is cold. but it wont blow. have to remove power steering to get to blower motor, It's a quick car, V6 3.5ltr, but with all the problems for such little milage, not worth the trouble. I'm glad GM stopped making Pontiac. I'll stick with my Chevy Truck!
This car has been nothing but problems since the day I bought it. I'm constantly repairing and replacing suspension components, struts, bushings, you name it. The electrical harness is a joke. One day the car won't start, two days later none of the lights work, and by the weekend everything works again. I've spent hours trying to seal this car but it still floods everytime it rains. The engine and drivetrain have worked well but space is cramped so be ready for some miserable repairs. Just to swap the serpentine you have to remove the entire passenger side engine mount assembly and put the motor on a jack. Replacing the radiator requires you bleed and disconnect the AC lines. When the factory alternator was installed they put the main bolt in the wrong way requiring the whole thing be cut apart because there wasn't enough clearance to the suspension tower (this was down in the dead of winter in a supermarket parking lot). If you value your time, money, and don't want your kids learning a barrage of nasty words please just avoid this car at all costs.