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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix 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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

Engine -- Verified

The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.

Engine -- Verified

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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.

Drive Train -- Verified

The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.

2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Recalls (Recent)

Engine, April 28, 2008

Summary: GM IS RECALLING 207,542 MY 1997-2003 BUICK REGAL AND PONTIAC GRAND PRIX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 3.8L SUPERCHARGED V-6 ENGINE. THESE VEHICLES HAVE HIGHER FRONT ROCKER COVER GASKET TEMPERATURES, CREATING THE POTENTIAL FOR EARLIER DEGRADATION OF THE FRONT ROCKER COVER GASKET AND EVENTUAL OIL SEEPAGE.

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Engine, April 9, 2009

Summary: GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 1,497,516 MY 1997-2003 BUICK REGAL, MY 1998-2003 CHEVROLET LUMINA, MONTE CARLO AND IMPALA, MY 1998-1999 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE, MY 1997-2003 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 3.8L V6 NATURALLY ASPIRATED ENGINE. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH DROPS OF ENGINE OIL MAY BE DEPOSITED ON THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD THROUGH HARD BRAKING.

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Questions and Answers

bucc8neer, 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, 3.8L V6, Tampa, FL

When I make a turn I hear this noise in the dash, it sounds like water swishing around in the dash. What could be causing that?

lord_draenor, 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, 3.8L V6, Mesa, AZ

Step by step directions on removing the tie rod ends from the steering end link

lord_draenor, 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, 3.8L V6, Mesa, AZ

Directions on replacing the tie rod

bucc8neer, 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, 3.8L V6, Tampa, FL

What do I use or how do I go about cleaning out the debris from the drain so that the water doesn't stay trapped inside?

SarahJane, 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix, 3.1L V6, Salem, KY

I have noticed my car shaking noticeably when I am idling. What could the problem be?

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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix Reviews

I do not recomend this vehicle I love my 02 grand prix, I guess exterior mostly. I bought it used and had many problems. no kick in gas bumby ride always

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