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#2496 of 2590 Grand Am Rear Turn Signal Lights
Sep 27, 2007 (6:35 am)
My 2000 Grand Am V6 SE has Rear Turn Signal problems. When the blinker started blinking too fast, I removed the rear tail light covers thinking I would have to replace blown bulbs. Turns out the bulbs are okay but the housing/slots the bulbs fit in have melted and deformed and I either loose the connection or the heat also deformed the base of the bulb.
Has anyone else experinced this problem. Dealer says he has never heard of this (yeah right!). Pontiac has refused to review the problem unless it comes from the dealer who wants $'s to look at it and diagnose.
Do I have to replace the bulb holder? What does that cost?
#2497 of 2590 hesitant start/delayed start
Sep 28, 2007 (11:23 am)
alright...so everytime i try to start my car it either takes four or five turns of the key, i have to pump the accelarator to keep it on, and will have a rough start for a little while...the fuel filter is new...could this be the fuel pump, the alternator, or something with the emission system? please help...
Oct 01, 2007 (8:12 pm)
Hey everyone just a quick question. I own a 2002 Grand Am and its a 5spd. 4dr. Its the 2.2 Ecotech engine and i wanted to know if there was any performance websites or parts that will actually work for the car. I havent found one just body kits and so on. Thanks
Oct 22, 2007 (11:10 am)
I got in my car to start it, It wouldnt start. I already replaced the fuel pump once. Replacing it again, its eating my bank account up. Weird thing is when i try to start it if i do it to many times the trunk pops up on its own? anyone know what this is? I'm sure its my fuel pump because i placed my hand on the pump and its doing nothing.
#2501 of 2590 1997 Pontiac Grand AM Won't Start
Nov 14, 2007 (6:15 am)
Hi! I have a 1997 Pontiac Grand AM SE. It has 210,000 miles on it and i need to squeze another year out of this thing.
Here is my issue. Last Thursday I was driving home from work and the low collant light came on, however the car was not running hot just a tad above normal. On my way home I stopped and bought some collant. The next morning I went out to start up my car and it started fine. I went back outside about 10 min later to put the collant in and it was no longer running. Thinking nothing of it i popped the hood and proceeded to put in the collant. Well i must not of read the container because it was the sort of collant that you have to mix with water so it came out pretty thick...too late i had already put in half a bottle. So then I decided to fill up the collant reservour with water. OK now i go to start the car and almost started but then stopped i try again sort of the same thing. Now it is Wednesday and my car wont start...I seriously doubt that it is the battery and a friend thinks it is the fuel pump.....any thoughts? If it is the fuel pump does anyone know where it is located?
#2502 of 2590 Re: 1997 Pontiac Grand AM Won't Start [jgandy99]
Nov 14, 2007 (6:37 am)
Sounds like a large loss of coolant from your description. Any idea where it's going? When you were filling the coolant was any leaking out anywhere?
The fuel pump is in the fuel tank.
Did you ever get it to start after this incident?
Also, if you knew you had a problem with coolant loss, why would you start the engine then walk away from it for 10 minutes? Even an idling engine with no or seriously low coolant can burn up in 10 minutes.
It's not a big deal if you didn't mix the coolant before hand as long as you are able to get the proper amount of water in also. It will mix in the cooling system, the resevoir not withstanding.
210K miles is a lot of miles for a Grand Am, especially if it's a quad 4 engine. Do you have any idea what repairs have been done on it?
#2503 of 2590 Re: 1997 Pontiac Grand AM Won't Start [burdawg]
Nov 14, 2007 (8:14 am)
I honestly have no clue where the coolant is going...i never see any puddles in my driveway.
It was not leaking when I was putting the coolant in.
I figured that since the engine was not running hot the previous day...just a tad over normal then it would be OK to start it up in the morning eventhough the low coolant light came on...bad idea
It almost started twice...it sounded like it was going to start then nothing.
A few months back I had a seal replaced that was cracked...it was a seal that went to the water pump. i was loosing coolant then. After that was fixed all was well until now. The only other major thing that i had done to it was to the transmission.
I always keep up to date on oil changes, have tune-ups and have it looked at if there is any indication that something is going wrong. I am sort of worried this time because i do not want to spend a lot of money
#2504 of 2590 Re: P1676 code [ray80]
Nov 14, 2007 (1:20 pm)
i just had the same problem with my girlfriends car. it would overheat 10 mins down the road. it is the heater core gone to crap. replace that and youll be good to go, or for a quick fix get a piece of copper tubing about an inch in diameter and join the two hoses going into your heater core so that it bypasses it all together. you just wont have heat until you replace the heater core.
#2505 of 2590 Re: P1676 code [pbrandt]
Nov 15, 2007 (4:55 am)
Funny you bring that up because I had the heater core replaced about 2 years ago. Maybe it has gone bad again. I am having the P.O.S towed today to agrage to get fixed depending on cost. I will post the outcome...i hope it is good