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#4443 of 4457 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix "Service Variable Effort Steering" Light
Sep 09, 2010 (8:59 am)
Recently my "service variable effort steering" light came on. I took it to my mechanic and they said it was my rack & pinion. $1200 later, my light is still on and now my cruise control isn't working too. I took it to the dealer where I purchased it and at first, they told me the same thing, it was my rack & pinion. I explained everything that I had replaced 2 months ago and they rechecked it. They said its my EBCM module and that it's a $985 job. Anyone else experience this issue and do you have any suggestions?? Thank you!
#4444 of 4457 Re: Welcome... [jabond23]
Nov 22, 2010 (5:32 pm)
I have the same issue w/ others as well for my 2004 GTP.. I just un hooked the plug at the bottom of the dash on the passenger side and I can get it to stop running, and then plug it in when needed, but since then I have taken it out because I tried to buy the part for it and couldn't read the # on it so when i did they lied to me as GM CS with the price and I don't have the money for it...
#4445 of 4457 2000 Grand Prix GTP Brake Lines
Dec 05, 2010 (11:56 am)
I just bought my GTP with 70,000 miles yesterday and love it!
Does anyone know the brake line diameter size? I believe there are two different sizes depending on which line needs replacing.
#4447 of 4457 No heat in my GT
Dec 27, 2010 (4:20 pm)
I have no heat in my 04 Grand Prix. I just changed the t/stat and that did not help. Coolant in full, was flushed a few years ago, no coolant leaks, blower fan works fine. Any thoughts?
#4448 of 4457 2000 Grand Prix GTP Rear Strut Mishap
Mar 26, 2011 (2:34 pm)
I recently bought the car with <70k miles. I was driving last weekend and the rear drivers side strut cup (below spring) collapsed onto my tire and consequently I wore the tire (1" wide piece) down to the steel belt. I had thought the white smoke emanating from it was due to an exhaust issue. Unfortenatly, I noticed inside the trunk that the quarter inch wide machine weld facing the fender surrounding the bearing plate where the strut bolts to was cracked (or split) 70% of the way through. Most likely due to the stress reflected back to it from driving it about 3 miles on city roads. Does anyone know if this impacts the structural integrity or is inconsequential? What is the best way to fix it? Thank you.
#4449 of 4457 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP - 3800 Supercharged
May 02, 2011 (8:02 am)
My son has this car, and the motor is blown. I have been looking for used motors for it, but ghow can I tell what series motor is needed? He is going to use his existing supercharger, so does it even matter which 3800 series he gets?
#4451 of 4457 2004 Grand Prix GT1
May 06, 2011 (3:04 pm)
I am having a couple of issues with my 2004 Grand Prix. I've had the car for approx. 5 years now, and never really any problems, but went over 140K miles, so I know the sounds of my car and know when somethings wrong.
I was driving home the other day and gave the car some gas to go when the car infront of me abruptly stopped to allow a car turn, to which I had to slam the breaks. But the car "semi-stalled & hiccup'd" from the gas I just gave it and then slamming on the breaks.
Anyways, after that and pulling out onto the highway I could hear what sounded like a small grind coming from the drivers side front tire area. Very faint, but I could hear it, and then the car proceeded to "semi stall" a couple of more times when I would come to a stop at lights. I immediately took it to my garage for diagnosis. To which they couldn't find anything wrong other than some breaks, bearing, and sway bars that needed replacing. Thanks a lot!
So problem is still there. The only real change is the "semi stall" isnt there anymore. I hear it when I drive, and it really picks up when I am parked on an incline, like in my garage. Small downhill grade for water to move down. But once I park my car you can really hear this "grind".
Also, there is some sort of water build up below the windshield and dash....anyone know how I can drain this water. Ive seen some posts about what I think is the problem, but haven't read a way to drain it.
Any thoughts on both??
#4452 of 4457 Re: 89 Grand Prix stalls on idle [lidoshuffle]
May 16, 2011 (4:16 pm)
have you tried the air breather the filter could be cloged.