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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Pontiac Grand Am

1996 Pontiac Grand Am

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1996 Pontiac Grand Am 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.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The HVAC blower motor may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block. Our technicians recommend to confirm the resistor is at fault by first checking the operation of the switch.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

1996 Pontiac Grand Am Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, March 27, 2002

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS.

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Electrical & Lights, January 30, 1997

Summary: THE FRONT AND/OR REAR HAZARD WARNING LAMPS (FOUR-WAY FLASHERS) DO NOT FLASH WHEN THE HAZARD SWITCH IS ACTIVATED. THIS FAILS TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

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Electrical & Lights, February 28, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR THE INTERIOR LAMPS TO COME ON UNEXPECTEDLY WHILE THE VEHICLES ARE BEING DRIVEN. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 101, "CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS."

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Suspension & Steering, January 6, 1997

Summary: THE STEERING COLUMN LOWER PINCH BOLT WAS NOT PROPERLY TIGHTENED DURING ASSEMBLY.

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1996 Pontiac Grand Am Questions and Answers

sparky_1, 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, V6, Fort Collins, CO

All the dash guages are not working, they are all stuck at the max needle movement.

pontgmgrl96, 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, V6, Christiansburg, VA

I have a 1996 pontiac grand am v6 theres no electricity what so ever, it wont start, replaced battery, replaced battery cables, replaced ground wire, and all the fuses are fine. Anyone have any ide...

nitrojoe, 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, V6, Hammonton, NJ

some times it will not idle below 3500 rpm and when driving its like the transmission goes in neutral have to shit to low to get car moving again but sometimes the car runs normal

LSM, 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, North Branch, MI

I want to detail the interior. Taking out the dash would be a benefit to me.

LSM, 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, 4 Cylinder, North Branch, MI

The "cage" on the blower motor sounds like it's rubbing on something or somthing has gotten into the housing causing the rub. How do I get at the blower motor? There is'nt alot ...

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1996 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

I have owned 2 of these cars and the head gasket went in both of them and in my first one there was a wiring problem it would always blow a fuse which would shut off the car while i was driving NEVER AGIAN will I buy one

Good basic car. May have problems with coolant leaks from the engine. Interior trim and seats will show signs of wear sooner than expected. The front brakes may pulsate when stoping caused by worn rotors. Just keep up with the minor repairs and you may be able to avoid some of the major ones.

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