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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Problems
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
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.
The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Recalls (Recent)
Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE RETAINERS COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.Learn more »
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Questions and Answers
where are the bolts that connect the motor to the transmission and how many bolts are there?
Why is my car overheating if there is coolant in the car and the reservior is full, but is now overflowing?
I cant get it off and I need to put the new on on
It rarely ever stalls on the first start of the day. Though if i drive it for more than 10 minutes and then let it sit for atleast 20 minutes (yes it has to be that specific) the car stalls. It...
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews
I happen to like this car quite a bit. The coupe is very sporty, even by today's standards. It can accelerate very nicely and brake pretty good. The interior is decent, though some bigger people might find the back seats cramped and the drivers seat feels stuffed even with the seat all the way back. Spoiler and dual mufflers.