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2005 Pontiac Grand Am

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2005 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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The turn signal switch may fail causing the hazard/turn signal flasher to continue to click even when the turn signal switch is off. Replacing the faulty turn signal switch will commonly correct this condition.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

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.

2005 Pontiac Grand Am Recalls (Recent)

Suspension & Steering, February 9, 2005

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Certain passenger vehicles were equipped with rear suspension knuckle bolts that are not up to specifications. These may fracture, causing the rear wheels to steer in or out, thus leading to an increased chance of an accident. The dealer will replace both of these bolts free of charge. The GM recall # is 05020 

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Questions and Answers

bsims2379, 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, 3.4L V6, Green Cove Springs, FL

My car has been having several problems that some have speculated are either fuel injection issues or tranny issues. But the strangest is I cannot make u-turns or sharp quick right turns without t...

ninasum, 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, V6, Chandler, AZ

My car seems to "hesitate" as I am driving down the road. Car has 71,400 miles. Bought it a couple of months ago, don't know maintance history.

sumelton, 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, 4 Cylinder, Hampstead, NC

The front passenger side makes a LOUD scrping and clunking noise SOMETIMES when I brake from a fair speed, especially if the car is wet or hot. It does NOT make the sound from a slow stop. There ...

brandanajones, 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, 4 Cylinder, Newport News, VA

Where is the sparks plugs located under the hood?

Visitor, 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, Crest Hill, IL

I bought the oil filter for the car and it's different than what i'm use to. I can't seem to locate the filter anywhere. I'd appreciate the help!

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2005 Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

I have had my Grand am since 2005 its been a great car. in last 2 months I finally changed the brakes and water pump went this last week... Other than route oil changes and car washed and tires. I have never had a problem w my car.... I think today I have 140,000 miles It has been to Ohio and back FLL and back. gotta love your cars....

87,000 miles.4Dr. 4cyl. The heater/ac blower motor has a squeak that drives me nuts, on low speed. Just had both front wheel bearings replaced - I got a Direct Tire that is really honest and charged me $503 for both installed. They were going to do all brakes, but told me they are fine for now. I read online that is COMMON for wheel bearings to go on Grand Ams made in the late 1990's thru 2005. Figures GM did not get it right for some 15 years. They stopped making this model in 2004, but did a limited run in 2005 for fleet owners like rentals, lease companies, and fleets for corporations. It is a very well liked car for that use. I like the car overall. Been good to it, it is good to me. The factory-sealed transmission scares me, sometimes I think it slips or mis-shifts. Can't check the tranny fluid, as it is sealed. It is supposed to outlast the car, or you need to replace it or find a rebuilt one - if you can. I consistently get 20 - 24 mph. mostly depending on the weather. worse mph in the winter.

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