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#2125 of 2589 Brake Noises after backing up 2000 Pontiac Grand Am
Sep 08, 2005 (6:30 pm)
First off I've experience all of the brake/rotor problems that this make and model of pontiac is know for. Recently however, my 2000 Grand has been making a creaking noise and I can feel a single click in the brake pedal the first time I apply the brakes after backing up. I put the car in drive and the first time a apply the brakes when going forward (after backing up) the same thing happens, creaking and a single click can be felt in the brake pedal. It sounds like the creaking is coming from under the car somehwere. Could the clicking be the brake pads shifting? If it is what do I need to do to get it fixed? Front Brake pads and calipers are only a year old, and rear shoes are at about 50%.
#2126 of 2589 Re: Brake Noises after backing up 2000 Pontiac Grand Am [dsmith_65]
Sep 09, 2005 (7:04 am)
Are the rear brakes adjusted properly? They're self adjusting of course, but if the adjusters are not working they may have extra travel. How's the brake pedal height? Does the pedal travel a long way when you apply the brakes?
#2127 of 2589 Re: Brake Noises after backing up 2000 Pontiac Grand Am [burdawg]
Sep 09, 2005 (2:24 pm)
Brake pedal height and travel are normal. Not sure if the rear shoes are adjusted properly, I know that they self adjust when the vehicle is in reverse. However, I didn't think it should be "clicking" all the time. What do I need to do to tell if the adjusters are working properly?
By the way......Thanks for the reply its greatly appreciated.
#2128 of 2589 Click-Clack from where I do not know
Sep 10, 2005 (3:17 pm)
I have a 1999 Grand Am with 125000 miles on it and running fine. It has developed s funny problem.
While driving it suddenly starts making 'click-clack' chattering type noise. It is as if some wire has gone loose from the some of the switches under the steering wheel. The noise is the same noise which comes when you put on the directional indicator.Anybody got any idea.The dealer service guy says 'Replace the switch unit under the steering'.
Will this help
Sep 10, 2005 (4:59 pm)
how many pounds of freon does a 1996 grand am se hold
#2130 of 2589 What is the difference in the 2001 Grand AM GT 75h Anniversary??
Sep 11, 2005 (11:56 am)
I have this paticular vehicle. I am curious to find out what the difference is between it and the standard GT model. I will be a little disappointed if it is only the emblem on the side of the car and the ones stitched on seats. Thanks for the feedback folks....
#2131 of 2589 Re: Brake Noises after backing up 2000 Pontiac Grand Am [dsmith_65]
Sep 15, 2005 (7:18 am)
I doubt that the adjusters are frozen on a car that new, and since the pedal height is normal I wouldn't pursue that anymore. You can check them two ways: If the drum is off you can simply hold the adjuster lever away from the star wheel and see if the adjuster turns normally, or you can use a screwdriver or brake spoon and do the same thing from the backside through the adjustment access slot in the backing plate with it all assembled. Either way though you need to re-adjust the brakes after checking it.
Since you say it only happens after backing up it kind of points to something shifting or positioning. Are you sure you can actually "feel" it in the pedal or is it more of a noise?
Sep 15, 2005 (1:59 pm)
LOL! I know its not funny, its frustrating. A lot, I usually put a gallon in every week. I advise you not to take it somewhere, they'll bend you over backwards. I've had sooo many problems with my '96 se, but when she runs she's a good car. I replaced the radiator, and all of the hoses to fix the problem, but it still hasn't done anything. If you have any other problems, feel free to ask. The a/c just went out in mine.... Thank god I just had my heater core replaced for the winter!
#2133 of 2589 Re: 2004 grand am wavy roof [johnwo07]
Sep 18, 2005 (7:32 am)
Whats the latest on communication with gm, i too have a 2004, se2, also, i have a ncaa edition, i have been unable to find out anything on it, such as added value to the car etc, any help would be nice
#2134 of 2589 2004 grand am
Sep 18, 2005 (7:36 am)
on the side and rear of my grand am, its has a logo that says ncaa, the dealer said it was a nascar edition/ Any input on this? Does it add extra value? Also I keep reading about the paint chips in the hood, my car has only 15k on it, and there is noticable chips through out the hood, my 99 mazda with 105k, that hood doesn't look as bad, is gm gonna repaint our hoods or what?