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#4238 of 4457 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix Exhaust Tip Removal
Aug 15, 2005 (5:34 am)
I want to replace the original exhaust tips on my new 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT with the dual round chrome exhaust tips found on the GXP. Several website that sell the dual round chrome exhaust tips indicated that they utilize clamp-on installation, which is great.
However, would anyone know how to get the original ones off? Are they soldered on? They don't appear to by welded. Has anyone else even attempted this?
Aug 22, 2005 (12:39 am)
Anyone know the model of the Goodyears that were originally on the '02 Grand Prix GT? I've since replaced my originals but was curious as to what they where.Thanks.
#4240 of 4457 Re: 2002 Grand Prix Tires [simplystressed]
Aug 22, 2005 (10:58 am)
I believe they were the Goodyear Eagle LS .... at least they were on my '98 GT when new and they came on the GT and GTP for several years. I thought they were good performance tires with a quiet ride. But, they didn't last very long .... 30,000 miles with proper inflation, rotations, alignments and they were never abused. I now have 80,000 mile Goodyear Aquatred 3s. They handle almost as well. But, I'll be surprised if they go 80,000.
#4241 of 4457 Re: 2002 Grand Prix Tires [gmfan007]
Aug 22, 2005 (8:54 pm)
For 2002 Grand Prix Pontiac used Goodyear Eagle LS on the GT and Goodyear RSA on GTP as OEM tires.
#4242 of 4457 Grand Prix GT 2003 Offer - Good or Bad
Aug 26, 2005 (7:34 am)
I have an opportunity to purchase a 2003 Grand Prix GT (loaded with all the options) for $5,200. The car has 105,410 miles (driven by a sales person). The car is in good to very good shape (well taken car of).
I'm just trying to get a feel if others think this is a good buy or not. Since the warranty is no longer valid, I'm more worried about mainatenance costs.
It will only be used for a car to drive to and from work (maybe 500 miles a month).
#4243 of 4457 Re: Grand Prix GT 2003 Offer - Good or Bad [smetzler]
Aug 30, 2005 (2:39 am)
Sounds like a good price. I wonder just how "well taken care of" was it? I have a '98 GT I bought new and have driven it at least 90% of the time. I have never abused it and have kept up on all scheduled maintenance. It only has 47,000 miles on it, but I have had to replace the water pump, alternator and various seals and gaskets (oil pan, both valve covers, intake manifold) because of annoying minor oil and coolant leaks. Water pump and alternator are among some of GM replacement parts guaranteed for as long as I own the car. Even though the guarantee does not pass on to later owners, it says to me GM is confident in the reliability of the (possibly modified) new parts. It might help to know if any of these potential problem parts have already been replaced or maybe these were not an issue in 2003. Good luck.
#4244 of 4457 Re: Grand Prix GT 2003 Offer - Good or Bad [gmfan007]
Aug 30, 2005 (4:23 am)
Thanks for the feedback. The car was maintaned for two years having all the required service. It was also driven by an individual whose personality was such to keep it in perfect shape.
The car is being looked at by a mechaninc next week to give it a once over. It also just had new brakes and a complete safety check about a month ago and all passed. I'm still having it re-checked again.
I think based on all that I read, reviews, comments, etc. its a good buy. I think any used car is a gamble espeically without any warranty, but I think all things point to a good buy.
#4245 of 4457 Re: 2004 grand prix rear speaker install [bfm]
Sep 09, 2005 (4:32 pm)
I have a 2002 GP and need to replace rear deck speakers also.
were u able to get good instructions?
if so, can you share?
#4246 of 4457 2002 Grand Prix GT Window Regulator Problems
Sep 18, 2005 (10:40 am)
I purchased a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT sedan less than a year ago---it had 36,500 miles on it at that time and was a private party, not rental return, trade to the dealer. It now has about 44,000. This is my first American car in more than 20 years and after reading about how American car quality had improved thought I would "buy American".
I did not get the extended warranty for the Pontiac but am now regretting that decision.
In the last six weeks, I've had to replace 3 of the 4 window regulators at nearly $465.00 each. In all three instances, the window was up then came half way down and within a minute or two, fell all the way. Luckily, the glass did not break.
The dealer could not get the first one fixed timely so I took it to a local repair chain where I've since taken it for the other two replacement regulators. The dealer was going to charge nearly $100.00 more for each and the warranty was the same as the local repair chain.
How common is this problem? The service rep at the dealer was very non-committal saying he's had many cars like mine that have never had any window regulators replaced but did admit that he has also replaced all 4 in a few cars. He gave no reason why some were and others were not problematic.
He said there was not a GM recall going on for this problem but he was most willing to service my car when needed including the next repair of the last regulator should that be necessary.
Is any one aware of a recall or related campaign focused on window regulator failures?
Have many/any of you experienced this kind of multiple window regulator failure over a short period of time?
Have you been able to get any satisfaction from your dealership (management or service department) on costs of repair, reimbursement of costs for past repairs, anything like that for problems with a used car purchase?
Have you been able to get any satisfaction from the Zone Rep or some other GM higher-up as to the same questions asked above?
I know I am at somewhat of a disadvantage because I did not have the repairs made at the dealership, but it is more that the problem exists than where I took it for repair that should be the focal point of the resolution.
Any comments, suggestions, input, information or advice on what you may have go through related to this problem and your remedies will be appreciated.
#4247 of 4457 Re: 97 GP GT making groaning noise when a/c is on. [97gpgtdriver]
Sep 20, 2005 (2:42 pm)
I'm having the same problem with my 2004 grand Prix gt with 32000 miles if you find out the problem please let me know.