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Pontiac G6, Coupe, Sedan
#2238 of 2458 Re: Steering? [herotakesafall]
Jul 29, 2007 (7:18 pm)
Can't swear it's the same thing, but I know several folks on the Impala boards have had problems with steering clunking, that's due to problems with the intermediate steering shaft (ISS). My 2000 model has the problem, and while there is supposed to be an official fix that involves lubricating the ISS, it didn't prove to solve the problem long-term in my case. We found short-term relief by spraying a lubricant called PBBlaster (similar to WD40) on the shaft underneath the dash, but that too didn't last forever (but it was cheaper/easier than going back and forth to the dealer).
Mine is doing it again now pretty strongly; a clunking or loose bearing feeling when turning the wheel, especially at low speeds. I notice it most when turning to the right and applying the brake, as in slowing to turn into a driveway or side street. You can feel the clunking both in the wheel and in the brake pedal.
As I say, this might not be the case with the G6, but it is a fairly common problem with the 2000-2005 Impalas (as well as Olds Intrigues, and probably others).
#2239 of 2458 Re: Nothing but problems!!! HELP!!! [phunwun16]
Aug 18, 2007 (11:13 am)
I believe we could be long lost family.....I leased my 2006 G6 and the rotors have been warped for 9 months now....after 10 trips to the dealer and arbitration. GM gave me a big price break on the G6 because my 2003 Grand Am purchased brand new was only 2.5 years old and I had already replaced the brakes and rotors 4 times, replaced the fuel pump and the starter......therefore I have decided since GM doesn't care about solving this I'm just going to tell everyone I can they don't care or stand behind their products.
THE STORY OF MY PONTIAC G6 AND ITS ROTORS!
#2240 of 2458 Re: Steering is difficult when parallel parking. [bvraine]
Sep 12, 2007 (7:13 am)
I bought my Pontiac G6 with only 6000 miles on it. I noticed a few days later that somethng was wrong with the power steering. I would be driving and it would go completly out and other times it would be very loose. I took i to the dealership and they kept it over night and told me that nothing was wrong with it and to come pick it up.
About a week later while driving in heavy traffic it went completly out again, i almost wrecked my car with my daughter in it with me. I immediatley called the dealership again from the side of the road, he told me that if they could not get it to duplicate the problem while they had it, then they had no idea what to fix and if i wanted to take it elsewhere to do so.
I took it to another Pontiac dealership and they had to replace the whole Electronic's system in the car. Got car back and it ran fine for a little while, now i am at 9600 miles and it is doing the same thing. Going to meet with dealership in a few days about buying the car back from me.
#2241 of 2458 2006 pontiac g6 steering problems
Sep 16, 2007 (8:32 pm)
i have a 2006 g6, i have had two major parts replaced. i brought the car brand new in 4/06, so far i have been having the clunk noises in the front end, took it to the dealer and was told it is something called the rack&pinion?(steering gear) well this had to be replaced this past week, last month it was something called the tire rod.....it runs like crap, very rough ride. i wish i could just get rid of it. ">
#2242 of 2458 Re: 2006 pontiac g6 steering problems [lynetteh]
Sep 17, 2007 (4:29 am)
The tie rod is connected to the rack and pinion assembly. Hopefully this was under warranty because it most likely was only the rack and pinion since the tie rod replacement did not fix it?
#2243 of 2458 Re: Steering? [herotakesafall]
Sep 17, 2007 (8:52 pm)
Your steering noise problem sounds similar to mine. Have an 05 G6 GT with 58000 miles. Problem started at about 50,000 miles. Am taking it to the dealer tomorrow. Can't wait to hear their line about the problem. Will try to keep you and others posted.
Sep 20, 2007 (9:52 am)
when i took delivery of my new 08 pont g6 4dr sedan on the way home i noticed that the car was rideing very rough over bumps and such....turns out the tires were way over inflated at the dealer while car was being prepared for delivery..normal tire inflation for these tires are 32 psi..my tires were at close to 40 psi before i brought the tires back down to there normal psi.....i could have had blown all the tires or worse yet could have lost control of car resulting in a accident....glad i only live 5 miles from the dealership i bought the car from.....
#2245 of 2458 Re: 08 g6 4dr [steven39]
Sep 20, 2007 (11:14 am)
I was airing my tires up on my Impala this morning and if I read the sidewall correctly my tires show a maximum pressure of 44 psi, so odds are you weren't in extreme danger.
Several years ago I had brake work done on my Celica at the dealership, and I noticed some odd sounds that I assumed were the new pads breaking in. I got home and at some point took a closer look, and found they'd forgotten to tighten the lug nuts on one of the front wheels; they were all very loose, and I think one of them had come off and was rolling around in the hubcap. After that I've learned to always double-check when I have ANY work done related to my tires.
#2246 of 2458 08 pont g6 4dr sedan
Sep 22, 2007 (12:17 pm)
i was just wondering if anyone here on this forum had some advice on why the 08 g6 sedan only has a key door lock on the drivers door???...i like the car overall but do find it to be somewhat of an inconveinence when i have to get something out of my glovebox but must open drivers door to unlock the passenger door with the power door lock switch....iam sure pontiac must have a good reason for doing this.....
#2247 of 2458 Re: 08 pont g6 4dr sedan [steven39]
Sep 23, 2007 (11:21 am)
i like the car overall but do find it to be somewhat of an inconveinence when i have to get something out of my glovebox but must open drivers door to unlock the passenger door with the power door lock switch....iam sure pontiac must have a good reason for doing this.....
It's cheaper to have just one door lock, rarely are the door locks used since the remote key fob is there and most all the competition has done the same. In fact Lexus took off the trunk lock a few years ago.