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Pontiac Grand Prix, Sedan
#458 of 980 Re: Hello to everyone [jcmailboy]
Nov 03, 2005 (8:43 am)
On 10/30/2005, my daughter drove my 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix about 11 miles away to the grocery store. Parked the vehicle and went into the store. Approximately 15 minutes later the fire dept. showed up to put out the car fire! While sitting in the parking lot, it caught fire from under the hood. The insurance company has rendered it a total loss, with no explanation as to what could have caused the fire. Their guess was an electrical short. The interior was not damaged, but the engine is rather pathetic (I have photos, if anyone is interested) My concern was that if my daughter had of been driving this vehicle on the highway or interstate she may not have gotten out of this car. Since it appears to be electrical the steering possibly would have went out before she got off the road. Thank goodness she was out of the car. However, I find it very odd that after a 15 minute drive time, the car would ignite in flames. I am real interested in what that technician said about Pontiacs. Obviously, I have to have a new car now and wasn't sure if I want another Pontiac. I was a huge fan of the Grand Prix but this has left me skeptical. I spoke with the fireman who put out the car and he said that all cars have the potential to ignite. Perhaps I should get a horse!
#459 of 980 97 pontiac Grand prix
Nov 03, 2005 (12:35 pm)
rpm just goes to 0 but cars still runs. sometimes stalls while driving. if you shut down and re-start problem goes away and comes back. any ideas?
#460 of 980 Re: 97 pontiac Grand prix [placo]
Nov 04, 2005 (1:54 pm)
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#461 of 980 Re: HELP! serious hesitation, rpm's move up & down, shifts kinda hard and slow [tlg1]
Nov 04, 2005 (7:43 pm)
I too just started experiencing this hesitation and rpm flux in my 2002 GTP, The car has had no other major problems but i want to go to the mechanic with some information about what could possibly be doing this. It just started about 3 months ago, i have changed the transmission fluid, new gas filter and i had a tune up a year ago. Can anyone help with a solution or a reason so it doesn't freak me out. It usually occurs at 65 mph w/cruise on or off, sometimes the cruise won't even work.
HELP, it's too soon to junk this car.
#462 of 980 Re: Leaking through windshield into passenger floorboard [kevvo]
Nov 06, 2005 (12:29 pm)
I have had this problem since I have owned the car. My car is a 2000 GT. If I get a half inch of rain overnight, my passenger front floor is soaked. I have had as much as 2 and 1/2 inches of water on the floor. I have 2 friends that own a 2000 grand prix and the same with them. I have gone to the dealership and of course no recalls. They offered to look at it, but for $500-1000, I said no. This is a pontiac problem. This is my 3rd pontiac and quite frankly, probably my last.
Now, I have learned that if I turn my car the other way on my street, it doesn't leak. Unfortunatly, I don't always know when we will get the downpour. If it is a light rain, I don't seem to have the problem.
I have to beleive it is a design problem, since I know this many people with the same problem.
#463 of 980 Re: 97 Grand Prix GT won't start sometimes... SO CONFUSED! [jamie1022]
Nov 06, 2005 (7:27 pm)
jamie1022 i have a 2002 grand prix gt sounds like the same trouble i had. Took it in many times and it finaly would not start.They changed the fuel pump problem solved,hope this helps.
#464 of 980 Re: 2000 GP GT trans surges when accelerating in 4th, 5th gears [lavvylav349]
Nov 07, 2005 (1:04 pm)
I would look at the EGR valve. Should be electronic, and I would check for correct resistance through the solenoids. I have seen this idiosyncracy first hand on W bodies before.
#465 of 980 Re: strange noise [gazoo]
Nov 07, 2005 (8:53 pm)
I have the same problem with my GP 2001 GT and i`m gonna get the rf wheel bearing replaced tomorrow and this will resolve the problem .
#466 of 980 Re: Grand Prix,any recent troubles? [zujo]
Nov 08, 2005 (2:11 am)
hi..i just got an '05 grand prix gt. it has only 1200 miles on it. three times now the "service vehicle soon" lamp will come on at the driver information console when i put it in reverse. it does this only once in awhile. the moment i stop and either put it in drive or park it goes off and clears. ive called onstar when it happened and they show no codes. any ideas? thanks
#467 of 980 rubbing noise from front end
Nov 08, 2005 (1:33 pm)
I recently purchased a 2001 Pontiac GP GT w/44k miles. When the car first starts moving and the wheels are turned to the right or the left, there is a rubbing noise coming from the front of the vehicle (by the wheel well it seems). I have tried to diagnose it myself, but no luck. I took the car to the dealer and they could not find anything wrong with it. They said if it gets worse to come back in. Has anyone had this problem before or knows what could be causing the noise?