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#4319 of 4457 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix -upholstery worn through
Apr 27, 2006 (8:14 pm)
Has anyone else run into this problem? The cloth (uglycloth) upholstery on my 2004 Grand Prix GT has completely worn through to the foam pad on the door side of the driver's seat side bolster. I had noticed the area was lighter from wear, but never thought it would wear through. This at 33 months and 44,000 miles. It looks like it is where my belt would rub on the bolster when getting into the car. I only weigh 170, so I am pretty average. I have never had this sort of problem with a car before. Anyone else have a similar problem with this cloth?
#4320 of 4457 Re: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix -upholstery worn through [minnguy34]
Apr 29, 2006 (5:20 am)
I to have a 2004 Grand Prix GTP We've got 48,000
My problems sounds just like yours.Mine is the grey clothe
#4321 of 4457 GTP vs. Mazdaspeed 6?
Apr 30, 2006 (1:44 am)
I have a 98 GTP 4 Door... totally stock. I haven't really driven it yet (just bought it from the auction and having it painted)... My friend just got a Mazdaspeed 6, I'm curious as to whether or not there is a chance of the GTP keeping up with or beating the 6. They both have 280 ft./lbs of torque, but the Mazda has 274hp to the GTP's 240. Then again, the Mazda is a 4 cyl and the GTP a 6.... So do I have any chance?
#4322 of 4457 Re: GTP vs. Mazdaspeed 6? [carguy248]
Apr 30, 2006 (12:09 pm)
They are different animals. Both are supercharged, but the GTP uses a belt-driven compressor and the Mazda, an exhaust gases-driven turbo-compressor. The former is more efficient at lower RPMs than the latter. The former is more responsive to the throttle, while the latter comes after a lag, which can be extremely annoying. Both raise reliability questions.
The Mazda is a smaller car than the GTP, but is potentially nimbler.
The only way to tell is by driving them and making a choice about which one you like best.
#4323 of 4457 replace led dash light
May 01, 2006 (8:02 am)
just traded in my ford escape for 05 gp So how do I get to the red led light on the dash near the window I want to change it to a blue led light thank you for any input.
#4324 of 4457 anyone installed a trailer hitch on their GP?
May 14, 2006 (10:27 pm)
i was thinking of getting a class 2 hitch installed (but only towing sub 1000 lbs still) on my 2000 GTP sedan. i know that i'll have to be easy on the throttle to avoid possible transmission damage (i assume that this is the reason it is not recommended in the manual). so far my GP has never left me stranded and has over 100k miles. anyone else towed with their GP? am i pushing my luck? i'd appreciate any feedback,
thanks in advance
#4325 of 4457 Re: 2004 grand prix rear speaker install [rubyv6]
May 25, 2006 (7:49 am)
I have an '02 4-door SE and I have recently ran into the same problem. I have recieved instruction, however have not attempted due to the extensiveness of the procedure. First, you must remove the bottom of the seat. Next the seatbelts and the seatback. Then the side interior trim panels and finally you should be able to remove the speakers out the top. This could have been totally bypassed by screw mounting the speaker covers, but hey im no engineer.
#4326 of 4457 2002 grand prix starting problems
Jul 12, 2006 (10:32 am)
For the past 3 weeks I have had problems starting my car. It turns over strong but won't start. It has been towed to 3 different shops and each time for them it starts right up and they can't find the problem. Once i get it home the car doesn't start for me. Does anyone have any ideas.
#4327 of 4457 Re: 2002 grand prix starting problems [chambo1]
Jul 13, 2006 (10:49 am)
It's very likely to be a $20 part called a crankshaft position sensor. They tend to crack a bit, and start flaking out, especially as the engine cools or heats up. Labor will of course be the bigger part of the bill, but an honest shop should have you in and out for maybe $150. If you're mechanically inclined, visit one of the many Grand Prix clubs online and search for crankshaft position sensor - you may be able to do the job yourself.
#4328 of 4457 '98 GP GT spark plugs
Jul 13, 2006 (7:27 pm)
Hey all, question here about my dad's '98 GT. It just turned 160k miles, and simultaneously needed a new $2400 tranny. That aside, he's thinking it might be time to replace the spark plugs, but they aren't giving any trouble. Yet. He went to Advance, and they didn't have the platinum plugs that are in it, but did have the Iridium plugs for 7 bucks a pop.
How long are the platinum's supposed to last? He's had the car 4 years and when he got it, it had 56k miles on it. 4 years and 104k miles later, he hasn't replaced any spark plugs and he's not sure if they've ever been replaced.
Has anyone tried the Iridium plugs, and if so, how are they? Are they worth the extra dough?
Aside from the tranny, a window switch, and the sunroof shade getting stuck back up in the roof, this car has been trouble free. That is why dad elected to get the new tranny, he doesn't want to get rid of this car anytime soon.
Answers to my questions would be greatly appreciated.