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#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?
#2555 of 2589 Re: Is Grand Am good first car? [nick2006matrix]
Nov 02, 2008 (6:42 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 2589 Re: Is Grand Am good first car? [nick2006matrix]
Nov 03, 2008 (4:49 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.
#2557 of 2589 97 grand am trouble
Nov 06, 2008 (11:04 am)
I have a 97 grand am se 4 cyl. the car runs but when driving, it shifts fine but there is no power to to. it is running slow. whats my problem? please help this little lady out. I have to work on it myself!
thanks in advance.
#2558 of 2589 Nothing But Problems?? HEAT
Jan 08, 2009 (9:16 pm)
I got my first car which is a 2001 pontiac grand am se1. I seen the car and fell in love with it. Since, i didn't know all the problems that occur with these cars i bought it. I got the car for $2000. Boy, i thought i got a deal on my dream car....NOT....it is a pain in my but. i have spent about as much fixing the car as i did on the car..new fuel kit, fuel pump regulator, fuse block, igniton, a bunch of problems with my HEATER and it is the dead of winter, cold as heck and my heat wont work..I have fallen in love with this site because i found out other people have the same problems as me. I thought i was the only one. I have been so down about the new thing with my car which is the heat problem. we replaced the regulator for the heat and ac. but it still WONT BLOW...when i hit bumps it seems to make a connection...i had my dash torn apart twice and the wires cleaned too. the heater still wont work like when i bought it. I will never buy another pontiac grand am again...someone please give me some ADVICE on what to do with the heat.
#2559 of 2589 Re: Nothing But Problems?? HEAT [breann206]
Jan 09, 2009 (10:07 am)
Do you mean the fan doesn't blow, or it does but the air coming out is cold?
#2560 of 2589 Re: Nothing But Problems?? HEAT [burdawg]
Jan 09, 2009 (1:25 pm)
well i had the computer chip replaced that tells the heater to heat up and the ac to get cold and the fan to blow and so on but the fan just won't blow....when im driving the outside air pushes some heat in but just enough to heat up the windshield so i can see the fan will not blow in other words. Im having that replaced on monday. then if it still doesn't work...idk what i will do with the car,