1992 Pontiac Grand Am Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1992 Pontiac Grand Am based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.
The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.
Fuel injectors can short-circuit electrically causing a rougher than normal idle and reduced performance.
The rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this concern.
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.
The timing chain tensioner and guides are prone to wear and may develop an abnormal noise, requiring replacement.
The heater core under the right side of the dashboard may leak engine coolant which can puddle on the passenger front floor. The loss of coolant may cause an engine overheating condition. Our technicians tell us that removal of the dash board is necessary to replace the heater on these vehicles.
A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.