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#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.
#2552 of 2589 ABS and TRAC OFF lights on
Oct 13, 2008 (6:59 pm)
A few weeks ago while I was pulling to a stop my ABS and TRAC OFF lights came on. It's been happening more now, and not only when I'm stopping but after the car gets going. In addition my low trac light is going on much more frequently, especially when I'm moving my car from stop or from park. The car seems to be struggling a bit. Do you know what this may be? If I can fix it myself? What parts I may need?
Thanks so much!!!
#2553 of 2589 Re: ABS and TRAC OFF lights on [unpecado]
Oct 14, 2008 (5:03 am)
That just happened to me last month. My TRAC OFF light came on and my car starting hesitating. It frinally would not go anymore. I had to get my car towed to the repair shop. I had to get a new fuel pump. The part is about $200
#2554 of 2589 Is Grand Am good first car?
Nov 01, 2008 (5:59 pm)
Hi all, I am considering a Grand Am as a possible choice for my son's first car. I am looking at the 2004- 2006 models. Any present owners feel this is a good or bad choice? Any inherent problems, i.e. head gasket, transmission, etc?