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#1707 of 2590 Show Off your Pontiac in Oct
Sep 29, 2003 (5:11 am)
• October 3-5, 2003, 2003 Pontiac/ Oakland/GMC Western Regional, Long Beach, CA. Sponsored by the Southern California Chapter of POCI at the Long Beach Mariott in Long Beach, California. For more information, contact: Chuck Abbott 949-362-1477; e-mail: Chasroycox.net, or visit: http://clubs.hemmings.com/sccpoci
• October 4, 2003, Pontiac-Oakland- GMC Trucks Show,Thornton,CO. Sponsored by the Colorado Chapter of POCI at Grand Auto, 2000 W.104th Avenue, Thornton, Colorado. Rain date October 11th. For more information, contact: Mike 303-708-9715 (evenings); e-mail: michael.g.kempatt.net, or Bill Colburn 303-650-4663.
• October 5, 2003, 24th Annual All Pontiac-Oakland Car Show, Bogota, NJ. Sponsored by the Garden State Chapter of POCI at Sifford Pontiac-GMC, 250 W. Fort Lee Road, Bogata, New Jersey. For more information, contact: Steve Kiellar 201-652-5651 or Greg Pavan 973-471-5619.
• October 11, 2003, 16 Annual Drag Race Fun Day, Cordova, IL. Hosted by the Blackhawk Chapter of POCI at Cordova Dragway Park (CDP), Cordova, Illinois. For more information, contact: Dean 309-797-4985 or 309-788-7636; e-mail: deanfaitaol.com
• October 11, 2003, POW WOW at the Beach, Myrtle Beach, SC. Spon- sored by the Palmetto Chapter of POCI. Held at the Nascar Cafe in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For more information, contact: Linda Bray 803-957-0481; e-mail: lbraysc.rr.com
• October 12, 2003, 8th Annual All Pontiac Show, Houston, PA. Presented by the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of POCI in conjunction with Houston1s Pumpkin Festival. For more information, contact: Joe Wheat 412-922-0616 (9 a.m.-5 p.m. M-F), or Pete Rust 412- 833-1441 (after 5 p.m.).
• October 19,2003, 3rd Annual All Pontiac-Oakland-GMC Show, Greenbelt, MD. Hosted by the National Capitol Area Chapter of POCI at Capitol Pontiac-GMC, Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt, Maryland.For more information, call: John Gott 410-604-2577.
• October 26, 2003, 3rd Annual All- Pontiac Halloween Car Show, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Sponsored by the Hurricane Chapter of POCI at Pines Pontiac-GMC-Buick in Pembroke Pines. For more information, call: 305-648-0623, email: POCIHurricaneATT.Net, or visit: www.SouthFloridaPontiacs.org
#1708 of 2590 Stretch Your Memory
Oct 02, 2003 (6:16 am)
Can anyone remember if you could get a GA in years 92 - 95 without AC?
I replaced the alternator recently on our 95SE 4 cyl, and doing so noticed that the belt tensioner had gone bad. Since the car wasn't needed on a regular basis I decided to order parts from GM on the internet. Three parts were called out in the online catalog, the tensioner, pulley, and belt. I ordered all three. I assumed the pulley was the pulley mounted on the tensioner since it's removable.
Anyway, when the parts came, there was a belt, a tensioner with the pulley already mounted, and another large pulley on a bracket. The belt and tensioner are fine, but I can't figure out what this other pulley would have been for. It looks to me like it would take the place of the AC compressor if AC wasn't installed. As I remember it AC wasn't optional, at least in the US, and at least in 95.
Any thoughts? I have all the part #'s if interested.
#1709 of 2590 2001 Grand Am GT
Oct 02, 2003 (2:42 pm)
Response to #1706..I am not sure why the gas filter didn't help to keep the debris out of the tank I believe the dealer wanted me to clean the fuel inj for my health not because there was a problem. How do I know if there really was debris in the tank? I never saw it!
#1710 of 2590 Mid 90's AC
Oct 03, 2003 (3:29 am)
I have a 96 SE 4 banger w/o air conditioning, not sure of earlier years
#1711 of 2590 I'm sure now..
Oct 03, 2003 (8:11 am)
Before my daughter came over and picked up the car, I took a closer look and I'm sure it's an idler pulley for A/C delete. It's to bad the online catalog doesn't list it that way (usually they do). It would make it easier. As it is, the listing for the tensioner doesn't say w/pulley, so it is a little confusing.
#1712 of 2590 1999 Grand Am Oil Light
Oct 08, 2003 (3:08 pm)
I have a 1999, 4-cylinder Pontiac Grand Am (not a GT model or anything special), and the check oil light comes on every 6,000 miles so that I have to take it somewhere (usually the dealer) to change the oil and kill the light. A friend recently told me that there is some funky combination of turning the car on and off and pumping the brakes. Does anybody know what the secret is to make the "Check Oil" light go off?
#1713 of 2590 sbogos...
Oct 08, 2003 (9:20 pm)
Is this the 'change oil' light you are referring to? Check your owner's manual, it will have something in there on how to turn off the light when getting the car serviced.
#1714 of 2590 Oil Filter Location
Oct 10, 2003 (6:52 am)
I have a 2003 Grand Am.
I want to change the oil but I cannot find the filter location within the engine area, can someone tell me where it is? By the looks of the filter at the auto store it's some kind of inline drop in type.
Oct 10, 2003 (8:10 pm)
To access the filter, you need to remove a black plastic panel that runs underneath the lower radiator support. Its not that hard remove the fasteners. I'm glad Pontiac decided to protect the filter like this since the Grand Am does sit low. I've seen more than my share of damaged engines on other brands due to something hitting the oil filter causing the oil to leak out and the engine to seize.
#1716 of 2590 First Car for 16 Year Old Daughter
Oct 19, 2003 (4:52 pm)
My 16 year old is about to get a car and she likes the Grand Am. I have an 02 Accord EX and assume the size is about the same. Any suggestions on a used Grand Am, ie, what year model to look for or stay away from and what sort of quality issues will I come up against?