1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Problems

Stalling Due to Mass Air Flow or Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to intermittently stall. It may be necessary for the engine to cool down before it will restart.

Inspect transmission/fluid every 30,000 miles

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be completely flushed.

Noise from front section of supercharger
The supercharger may develop a noise in the front section of the supercharger assembly. The is due to a worn coupler. Our technicians tell us that a remanufactured coupler section is available from aftermarket suppliers.

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Questions

Won't run with alternator plugged in. New fuel pump,alternator, spark plugs,etc (1 answer)

Why does the alternator stall my engine when I plug it in. (2 answers)

I purchased a 1997 GP. It didn't have the alternator on it so it was running off battery. After I put the alternator back on when I plug it in, the engine stalls. After doing this a couple of times I took the alternator off and had it checked. The tech said the alternator checked out fine. An...

what tools are needed to replace the crankshaft position sensor (2 answers)

my 97 grand prix gtp stalls while driving down the road. it happens at hwy and city speeds. I can sometimes restart it while coasting down the road right after a stall. other times I have to wait a few minutes until it will start. I have had it hooked up to a scan tool and the error code was misf...

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Reviews

ive had my car since 2004. The only major problems ive had is the alternator has gone out 2x. small things like the part that runs the heater is going out but I heard that happens because the part is only good for 100,000 miles and I have 137,000 miles. I have had issues with the chain that runs the supercharge engine. It keeps falling off and now the pulley that runs the engine has broken off...
ok just bought a 97 gp gtp the other day i love the car has alot of balls and the only problem so far that i found out with it is that my low beams does not work and have to drive with highs on all the time the car has 215XXX miles on the body with 42XXX on a rebuilt motor and tranny for this being my first pontiac vehicle and a first car that is supercharged i wouldnt mind owning another gtp!
This is my moms car, she's had it for 5 years, it's a 97, but, she drives it like it's a 2011! She takes very good care of it, and hasn't had any problems out of it, other than that recall thing, where her engine caught fire! Her exhaust pipe on the driver side always becomes loose for some reason, but, welding fixes that! She needs a strut on the passenger rear side, and will be getting that f...

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