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#71 of 980 Help with front bumper area of 92 grand prix SE
Aug 28, 2004 (7:58 am)
I have a 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix SE. It is a two door model and has a 3.1 engine. The front bumper area was damaged in a accident. The rubber piece above the bumper is out of shape. It has the openings for the headlights and the headlights don't shine thru the openings because the rubber piece gets in the way.
The rubber piece below the bumper where the two black grills are has a tear in it.
I assume the upper and lower piece come as one assembly. What I need to know is how to remove this front assembly and how to put on the new one. It would be helpful to have some pictures to refer to. I think I can do the job just knowing the process to removing this front assembly. Thanks for your help
#72 of 980 You asked about problems
Aug 28, 2004 (2:03 pm)
How about exploding battery at 40K - $250 to fix
A/C wiring harness at 45K - $450 to fix
Radaitor leak at 50K $100 to fix
a/c compressor at 60K $1000 to fix
passenger power window broken 3 times - once under warranty $400 to fix each time
a/c thermostate conrol $150 to fix
Tie rods need to be replaced at 63K - dealer refused to relace - $250 to fix
I am glad my next car will be a honda
#74 of 980 Transmission & Overheating
Sep 12, 2004 (11:53 am)
I Have a 99 Gran Prix GT. It recently had an episode of very HARD shifts. It cleared itself after a stop and restart. The temperature gauge was reading higher than normal, not in the overheat range but higher. Checked for error code and had a 1811 code set. Required replacing the pressure solenoid. Have not had any more hard shifts but temp is still running higher than ever did in the previous 5 years. Seems to be after driving on the road, around town or idling stays normal. Dealer does not think the two problems are related but seems quite a coincidence. Any one with similar problems or ideas would be appreciated.
Sep 16, 2004 (8:29 am)
Hmmm...since I believe the trans is cooled by your radiator, one has to wonder if there isn't a relationship, such as a malfunctioning thermostat (which also would show up worse at highway speeds than idling).
Of course, it's always a good idea to check and see if your heat gauge is actually accurate.
#76 of 980 No action when attempting to start
Oct 10, 2004 (5:55 pm)
Hi, I'm new at so so please bear with me.
My daughter has a 94 Grand Prix GT 3.1 with 84,000 miles on it. Mechanically it runs great. The problem is getting it started. When turning the ignition key most of the time it starts right up, but sometimes you get nothing, no clicking, nothing. If you keep trying to start it, it will eventually start. Sometimes 2,3 or 5 attempts to get it to start. The battery is good, the terminals have been cleaned. This problem was originally noticeable about 2 years ago, I replaced the starter and cleaned the ground connection.
The same problem occurred, I then put the original starter back. The problem is getting more frequent now and I would like to get it repaired. Any suggestions would be greatly appricated. Thank you.
#77 of 980 1999 Grand Prix--Won't Go Anymore!
Oct 12, 2004 (3:49 pm)
Filled up with gas, drove 2 blocks, shut off the engine. Went back in a 1/2 hr. to start it, car wouldn't fire. Acted as though it was flooded. After another hour, it started drove it 4 blocks, ran fine until it cut off in traffic. Had to have it towed. No previous problems, (only owned it for 5 months!)97,500 miles. No lights or any indication of a problem. My dad has checked the MAF sensor-it's fine,EGR valve-fine, the fuel pressure is good, no diagnostic codes indicated, changed the gas I just put in, still nothing works. If it does start it idles very rough for about 30 seconds and quits. My dad is a mechanic and very confused over this car! Help!!
Oct 13, 2004 (1:37 am)
Crankshaft position sensor.
#79 of 980 Re: PDEEDLER [pdeedler]
Oct 13, 2004 (3:35 pm)
Sounds like the wheel bearings.
#80 of 980 Re: 1999 Grand Prix--Won't Go Anymore! [katydid]
Oct 13, 2004 (9:11 pm)
Thanks to all who tried to help with advice. Turns out the MAF sensor was the problem after all. Seems Dad didn't check it as well as he had thought. Special Note: If you take off the MAF sensor and it runs good enough to drive a few blocks that's your problem! Expensive part, thank goodness for Dad's!