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1992 Pontiac Grand Am Problems

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Most Common 1992 Pontiac Grand Am Problems

The ignition coil housing may fail causing an engine misfire on one or more cylinders.
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 tech...
The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
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1 Known 1992 Pontiac Grand Am Brakes Problem

A weak battery or a burned out brake light bulb may cause the ABS light to illuminate.

3 Known 1992 Pontiac Grand Am Drive Train Problems

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 r...
The torque converter clutch can stick "on" after extended freeway driving causing the engine to stall when coming to a stop. Our technicians tell us when this occurs, the engine usually will rest...
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 com...

2 Known 1992 Pontiac Grand Am Electrical & Lights Problems

The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.
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...

9 Known 1992 Pontiac Grand Am Engine Problems

The ignition coil housing may fail causing an engine misfire on one or more cylinders.
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 engine vacuum hose to the MAP sensor may crack resulting in a vacuum leak causing the engine to run rough and/or stall.

3 Known 1992 Pontiac Grand Am Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.
The oxygen (O2) sensor may fail causing the engine to burn to much fuel and may cause the check engine (SES) light to illuminate.
The front or rear exhaust manifold may crack causing an exhaust leak. Our technicians tell us the manifold should be replaced to correct this condition.

2 Known 1992 Pontiac Grand Am Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

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 tech...
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.

1 Known 1992 Pontiac Grand Am Maintenance Problem

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

1 Known 1992 Pontiac Grand Am Miscellaneous Problem

The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.

2 Known 1992 Pontiac Grand Am Suspension & Steering Problems

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

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Known 1992 Pontiac Grand Am Problems & Complaints

The ignition coil housing may fail causing an engine misfire on one or more cylinders.
The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.
The torque converter clutch can stick "on" after extended freeway driving causing the engine to stall when coming to a stop. Our technicians tell us when this occurs, the engine usually will rest...
The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
The intake manifold gasket can develop external engine oil leaks. The intake manifold will need to be removed and the gaskets replaced to correct this issue.
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...
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 tech...
Fuel injectors can short-circuit electrically causing a rougher than normal idle and reduced performance.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
The oxygen (O2) sensor may fail causing the engine to burn to much fuel and may cause the check engine (SES) light to illuminate.
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 r...
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
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.
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