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Pontiac Grand Am Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Pontiac Grand Am

Pontiac Grand Am Problems

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.

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.

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.

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Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Coolant flows into oil pan w/o starting car. Put dye in coolant to better determine problem After disasembly.but at 4 gal water I stopped & checked oil.it was over full with water and oil. Could it still b a bad lower intake manifold or gasket?

I've done several head gaskets in the past, but never seen excessive coolant in oil.. Usually a small amount. I know the head gaskets have been replaced with in last 2 yr. Was thinking more cracked head or block?

When I push on the accelerate it slows down..And when I release it picks up speed and the check engine light blinks off and on...All the light are on on the dash board ...but I got a new starts and battery ,new tires and a sensor the crank shift ...what could be the problem??

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Pontiac Grand Am Recalls

Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will provide two replacement key rings and key cover on all ignition keys to correct this concern.

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 

GM has recalled certain 2003 Chevrolet Malibu, Oldsmobile Alero, and Pontiac Grand Am vehicles because the accelerator may stick in hot temperatures, which can increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will inspect the accelerator pedal arm and replace the accelerator and brake pedal assembly.

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Pontiac Grand Am Reviews

I have a Pontiac Grand Am its a 97' and I'm having problems with it. When the car is coming to a stop the engine will bogg out and then when its at a total stop like at a stop light and I accelerate it dies on me. I will start back up and go but everytime it stops it dies when I accelerate. We already changed the fuel filter and the coils so im not too sure whats wrong.

170,000 miles and counting. Other than normal wear and tear, it's been a reliable vehicle. Never gave me any problems.

The 2004 Pontiac grand am is theworst car ever. It has a problem evey day. The security system always malfunctions, the coolant leaks out, the head gaskets go bad, the check engine light is always flashing. No matter how many times you fix it, it always goes back again. This car absolutely sucks!!!

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