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1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Problems

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Most Common 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Problems

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 contr...
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
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2 Known 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Brakes Problems

The anti-lock brake (ABS) accumulator may fail causing loss of power brake assist. (The brake pedal will become very hard.)
The ABS master cylinder assembly may fail internally causing the ABS light to illuminate.

3 Known 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Drive Train Problems

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 contr...
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...
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...

1 Known 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Electrical & Lights Problem

The engine temperature sensor wire for the engine temperature gauge, or warning light, may touch the rear exhaust manifold causing a short to ground causing erratic operation of the temperature gau...

12 Known 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Engine Problems

The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.
The upper intake manifold gasket and/or a PCV vacuum lines/hoses can develop vacuum leaks with age. This type of leak can result in a higher that normal or rough idle.

1 Known 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Exhaust & Emissions Problem

The oxygen sensor can fail causing Check Engine Light illumination and the engine to run rich (burn more fuel than normal).

2 Known 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

Air flow from the dash vents may be incorrect due to a damaged engine vacuum hose near the battery tray.
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.

1 Known 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Maintenance Problem

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

0 Known 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Miscellaneous Problems

2 Known 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Suspension & Steering Problems

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
One or more of the rear suspension links may become bent causing a severe rubbing noise.

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Known 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix Problems & Complaints

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 contr...
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
A stalling issue may occur if the battery goes dead or is disconnected and the "idle learn" procedure is not performed. For more information on "relearning" the engine idle speed, please click he...
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
The anti-lock brake (ABS) accumulator may fail causing loss of power brake assist. (The brake pedal will become very hard.)
The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.
Fuel injectors can short-circuit electrically causing a rougher than normal idle and reduced performance.
Body: A dirty throttle body may cause a lower than normal engine idle resulting in a stalling condition. A stalling condition may also result if an idle learn procedure is not performed if the ba...
The oxygen sensor can fail causing Check Engine Light illumination and the engine to run rich (burn more fuel than normal).
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...
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...
The ABS master cylinder assembly may fail internally causing the ABS light to illuminate.
The upper intake manifold gasket and/or a PCV vacuum lines/hoses can develop vacuum leaks with age. This type of leak can result in a higher that normal or rough idle.
The ignition coil housing may fail causing an engine misfire on one or more cylinders.
The ignition module or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to die and not restart. Diagnoses will be necessary to determine if the module or crank sensor is causing the no star...
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