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#2542 of 2589 Re: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am Se [mercury1956]
Jun 20, 2008 (1:16 pm)
This is great!! My window on my 99Grand AM GT went down and will not go back up. How do I remove the inner door panel. There is a screw below the handle and one inside the rotating door latch and one insid ethe locking switch. I have tried lifting/prying it up like my old car with no luck I thought it might have just come off the track but i an reading, the motor burns out? Thanks for the help Rick
#2543 of 2589 Re: Starter Problem Fix [ricland]
Jun 24, 2008 (4:58 pm)
This took about 10 minutes, including time to get over the fear of tearing up the faceplate of the AC/Heater. I've owned a 2003 Alero since August of 2007. This "malfunction" occured the first time March, 2008. Since then, it has happened 5 times. I love the car, but the security is a major flaw. I'll update if this fix does not work.
#2544 of 2589 Re: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am Se [rmartin1182]
Jun 25, 2008 (7:18 pm)
there is a wege piece at the top side of the dooe panel. remove the 2 screws. that will let door panel slide up. they are torque head screws. hope this helps joe
#2545 of 2589 Re: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am Se [rmartin1182]
Jun 29, 2008 (4:10 pm)
ok...i have a 99 GA SE and i've taken my door panel off MANY times...unless they are made COMPLETELY different...there is a hidden screw behind the reflector...be careful taking that off cause they break EASY...there is also a screw inside connecting the door panel to the door...u have to take off the switch that controls the window and the door lock...behind the panel all around the edge of the door are some kind of clips that need to be "popped" off the very first time...u might hear a loud noise and think that something broke but those are just the clips popping out...once you do that all around the door grab the door handle and lift up...and that should do it...
hope this helps
Jul 02, 2008 (4:04 pm)
Hi i have a 2000 pantiac grand am se.. does anyone know where the horn is located??
#2547 of 2589 Re: Horn? [2000grandam]
Jul 04, 2008 (2:32 pm)
right side of the car...below the headlight...behind the bumper
Jul 05, 2008 (7:07 pm)
I suggest that you have the car taken to a dealer. But first, tgry changing the fuel filter first. I just had the same issue and I ended up taking it to the dealer. This is the best thing to do if you have the means to do it. Hopefullym it is just the filter.
#2549 of 2589 Odd clicking noise coming from top of engine.
Sep 04, 2008 (9:58 pm)
About 6 months ago I changed the thermostat and coolant in my '02 GA SE1 V6. About 3 months ago I start hearing this clicking sound when the car is first started up after sitting a long time, but it seemed to go away after the car was fully warmed up. I changed the started because it was getting weak and looked for the cause of the clicking noise. I noticed coolant is low and fill it up apparently I hadn't topped it off enough earlier. The clicking noise stopped after i changed the starter and filled coolant. Eventually clicking noise came back, I checked the coolant again and again it was low. I fill it back up and begin checking for coolant under the car and no signs of leaks. Again clicking went away after topping off coolant. Clicking came back after a few weeks, again coolant was low top it off along with putting in some stop leak even though there was no signs of a leak. Since then clicking has been constant every time i first start the car up.
The constant clicking noise at start up seems to becoming from the top of the engine either around the thermostat housing or the fuel rail/intake manifold. And the noise stops or at least really quiets down after the car has warmed up fully. Has anyone else experienced this and what did it turn out to be? I have tired a high quality injector cleaner in case the rails or injectors are dirty and caused the clicking noise.
BTW I haven't had dexicool in the car since about 45k miles after learning about the problems and the car now has 103k so i don't think it is a result of bad seals or gunk from dexicool.
#2550 of 2589 accessories
Sep 05, 2008 (1:55 pm)
Does anyone know where i can buy the chrome/alluminum inserts for the hood scoops on the gt model? thanks
#2551 of 2589 Re: Odd clicking noise coming from top of engine. [67bluecamaro]
Oct 06, 2008 (7:35 pm)
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am that had the same problem, the head gasket was leaking. If you don't change it now you will start losing power and your exhaust will blow out white smoke. I hear this is the norm! The cost for the gaskets are around $200.00 if you take it to the dealer your looking to smoke around $2000.00. We bought the book and did it ourself, wasn't 2 bad but I wouldn't want to do it again. As far as the odd noise that was probably the cause, once we had everything in place that noise came back....reason was the head needed to be re-torqued. Also, for some reason the engines gunk up really quick even with oil changes every 3000 miles. This is the second pontiac I had and I will never buy another one.