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Pontiac Grand Am, Sedan
#2547 of 2590 Re: Horn? [2000grandam]
Jul 04, 2008 (1:32 pm)
right side of the car...below the headlight...behind the bumper
Jul 05, 2008 (6:07 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 2590 Odd clicking noise coming from top of engine.
Sep 04, 2008 (8:58 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 2590 accessories
Sep 05, 2008 (12:55 pm)
Does anyone know where i can buy the chrome/alluminum inserts for the hood scoops on the gt model? thanks
#2551 of 2590 Re: Odd clicking noise coming from top of engine. [67bluecamaro]
Oct 06, 2008 (6:35 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 2590 ABS and TRAC OFF lights on
Oct 13, 2008 (5:59 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 2590 Re: ABS and TRAC OFF lights on [unpecado]
Oct 14, 2008 (4:03 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 2590 Is Grand Am good first car?
Nov 01, 2008 (4:59 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?
#2555 of 2590 Re: Is Grand Am good first car? [nick2006matrix]
Nov 02, 2008 (5:42 am)
I wouldn't drive another Grand Am if it was FREE. I had several problems with this car. I had new brakes at least 10 times. New fuel pump. Trak light came on and the car stopped in the middle of the street. I had to get a new fuel pump. The inside of the car is lifting near the dash board. The "security light comes on and the car will not start. Thanks to this message board I found a way to get it back started when this happens. I am a single person that takes very good care of my cars. Please invest in another car.
#2556 of 2590 Re: Is Grand Am good first car? [nick2006matrix]
Nov 03, 2008 (3:49 pm)
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am-GT nice looking car but that's it. Tires are about $140.00 each. Had to replace the Head Gasket at 80,000 miles; heard this was a normal I read that an owner changes it every 60,000 and cost about $2500.00 at the shop. My husband did it in a week and cost his time and $250.00. The driver side window fell in the door. Parts are made out of plastic and are mad expensive!!! This is the second Pontiac I had my husband will not buy me another one!!!! Oh and if you live somewhere were it snows and rains a lot, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.