1998 Pontiac Grand Am Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Pontiac Grand Am

1998 Pontiac Grand Am Problems

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

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.

"No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

The ignition switch may fail causing a no start condition. This is not generally a theft system (passlock) issue because the security light does not illuminate or flash.

Failure of Instrument Panel Lighting Due to Faulty Panel Dimmer Module

The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Questions

How fix the door latch (1 answer)

So two days ago my door was opening and closing Just fine and the Next morning my door would close i tried pulling the handle and moving the latch at the SAME time and it dident work what should i do

What is the firing order on a 2.4 from passenger side to drivers side ? (1 answer)

wont start (1 answer)

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Recalls

Recall 04V036000
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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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

I bought my 1998 Pontiac Grand Am Gt for $1,800. I bought it with 175,xxx miles on it. When looking at the car for the first time, I loved it. It had a really nice body, although the front bumper was an off-white to the car's pearl white. The interior was nice; no tears, no nothing. However, the dash board around the steering wheel and the CD player was coming apart. I did not mind the little c...
Good driving and riding car. I have had a 96' grand am se and currently a 98' grand am gt both have had coolant leaks and overheating problems. If you have to replace anything it's extremely difficult. If you can fix the coolant leak problems it would be a good car.

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