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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Problems

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Most Common 1997 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 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 ...
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
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1 Known 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Brakes Problem

The ABS master cylinder assembly may fail internally causing the ABS light to illuminate.

3 Known 1997 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...

3 Known 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Electrical & Lights Problems

The automatic transmission shifter may fail, or a wire may break near the shifter causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
One or more of the power windows may stop working due to a failed window switch. Failed switches will require replacement.
Acid may leak from the battery at the cable connections, resulting in corrosion on the battery cable ends and in the battery tray. A Leaking battery should be replaced and the cables thoroughly cle...

10 Known 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Engine Problems

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

1 Known 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Exhaust & Emissions Problem

The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tube which connects the EGR valve to the intake manifold may develop an engine vacuum leak, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate with code P0171 and/or P...

2 Known 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
Air flow from the dash vents may be incorrect due to a damaged engine vacuum hose near the battery tray.

1 Known 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Maintenance Problem

Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

0 Known 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Miscellaneous Problems

3 Known 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Suspension & Steering Problems

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft. Our technicians tell us that you should check with your local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair i...
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.

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Known 1997 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 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.
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 ...
The automatic transmission shifter may fail, or a wire may break near the shifter causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
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 high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
The exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) tube which connects the EGR valve to the intake manifold may develop an engine vacuum leak, causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate with code P0171 and/or P...
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.
An engine oil leak may develop from the rear of the engine. This is commonly caused by a failed oil pump drive o-ring seal. The leaking o-ring should be replaced to correct this concern.
Corrosion may develop at the connection between the ignition coil tower and spark plug wire resulting in an engine misfire. The Ignition coil and spark plug wire should both be replaced to correct ...
The steering may develop a clunk type noise from the upper intermediate steering shaft. Our technicians tell us that you should check with your local GM dealer to find out what the latest repair i...
Acid may leak from the battery at the cable connections, resulting in corrosion on the battery cable ends and in the battery tray. A Leaking battery should be replaced and the cables thoroughly cle...
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 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...
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