2001 Pontiac Grand Am Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Pontiac Grand Am

2001 Pontiac Grand Am Problems

Front Windows Come Off Track Due to Broken Sash Brackets

The front window sash brackets may break causing the window to come off track. Our technicians tell us that new brackets are available and can be installed on the old window glass if it is not damaged.

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 Failed Passlock Sensor

The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to correct this condition.

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Misfire on cylinder 3 (1 answer)

I have changed the housing, the coil packs and the plugs what could be the problem

Replaced fuel pump now gas gauge isn't reading right what could the problem be (1 answer)

Change the fuel pump and gas gauge seem to be reading right well got down to 1/8 of a tank on gas gauge and ran out of gas put gas in gauge moved up couple days later got to a line above a quarter and ran out so went to fill it and could only put 5 gallons in so now it reads full and once it gets...

what is the proper torque for the motor mounts and engine mounts (1 answer)

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Recalls

Ignition Lock Cylinder Concern

Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will provide two replacement key rings and key cover on all ignition keys to correct this concern.

GM Recalls 2000-2001 Vehicles Due to Turn Signal and Hazard Light Failure

GM has recalled 2000-2001 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles because the turn signals and hazard lights may fail. This may increase the risk of a collision. Dealers will replace the hazard warning switch.

The Owner's Manual Does Not Explain the Child Restraint Anchor Location Symbols

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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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

I have drove my 2001 Grand AM for the last eleven years. One MAP sensor was replaced, the usual expected maintenance items were done, replaced one A/C compressor this year, a harmonic balancer three years, ago, replaced the upper intake manifold one year ,ago, and now it has to have the head gaskets replaced. Eighty-five thousands miles on the car. Judge for yourself. I ran this car for the las...
i have had 2 pontiac grand am's and they are the best cars in my book
I bought my 2001 Grand Am SE1 May of '08 at 104,000 miles. She is at 145,500 and her harmonic balancer on the crankshaft pulley came off. I had to replace 3 belts in the past 9 months. The pulley was shaking very slightly and the tensioner needed to be replaced. Overall though, she has given me a great ride for 2 and a half years. Her drive belt was the only problem.

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