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#45 of 84 2006 GXP front strut/tire wear problem
Jul 18, 2007 (3:35 am)
Check your front tires especially if you have over 15,000 mils on the vehicle. Look for excessive wear on the inside tread. Due to the condition of my vehicle I suspect a problem with front strut bushings. I need to know of similar problems. I know of another GXP in my area and it has the same problem as mine.
#46 of 84 Re: 2006 GXP front strut/tire wear problem [christnsteve]
Jul 26, 2007 (6:13 am)
Your's isnt the only one. My 2005 just had to have the tie rod ends replaced a few months ago. I only had 16,500 miles on it, and when I got it inspected, they showed me the front passenger had the belts showing on the inside tread. They also showed me how loose the tie rods were by grabbing one of the front tires, and rocking it back and forth. After taking it to the dealer, they told me the tie rod ends were bad, and covered everything under warranty. They even paid me $290 for one of the bad front tires. At that point though, I ordered 4 new tires all around (NOT original Bridgestones) for $595, so the money the dealer paid me went towards that. That's sad that at 16,000 miles something like that would go bad. I guess thats what happens on new cars when they first come out, and dont have years and years to work out the "bugs".
#47 of 84 O2 Sensor
Sep 06, 2007 (3:19 pm)
Has anyone had trouble with the O2 sensors on your car? I fix one then the other goes out! What kind of nonsense is that?!
#48 of 84 Aftermarket Hub assemblies
Sep 21, 2007 (9:16 pm)
I was wondering if Wheel Bearing Inc (WBI), Federal-Mogul and/or BCA/National wheel bub assemblies are good? There made in the USA and they sell cheap on ebay! I believe WBI makes hub assemblies for all those companies it says they do on their website. Any suggestions maybe on a better brand except AC Delco (there way too expensive).
#49 of 84 20 inch rims rear camber problem
Sep 25, 2007 (9:54 pm)
i have a 2000 grand prix gtp.i recently put on some 20 inch chrome rims (u2 007). i did not drop or raise the car at all.the rims fit almost perfectly,a little scrub scrub in the back on speed bumps but thats about it. today i walked out of the store and noticed that my back wheels are not cambered straight. the tops of the rear tires are in farther then the bottoms looks like this /----\ . well not that bad at all but you get the idea.the front tires are cambered perfectly,so no need to worry about those. my question: is the rear camber adjustable,(factory)with out buying a camber kit? because with a camber like this i am going to go through some $150 a piece tires quick like,and i don't like that idea. any help you can give me will be great!! thanks!
#50 of 84 bad tire wear
Oct 26, 2007 (3:52 pm)
I bought a 2004 gtp comp g and have just fouond that all four tires - kuhmo - have no tread and are showing belt on the inside hafl of the tires only, the outsides look great. I have only had the car for about 8months. Is this normal and does anyone know what the normal camber set up is? thanks very much
#51 of 84 2006 GXP
Nov 09, 2007 (11:26 am)
I have a 2006 GXP. I think that this car will be an expensive car to maintain. I am neither hard on brakes nor tires. I traded my 2002 40th Anniversary GTP with 51,000 miles on it and never had to replace the tires or brakes!!! I had two other GTP's before the 2002 and never replaced either brakes or tires. Well, at 23,000 I had to replace the front brake pads and rotors had to be turned, and then at 25,000 I took the car in for a general inspection and oil change, and I was shocked to find out my tie rods they said were loose and had to be replaced and my two rear tires were badly worn on the inside and cupping!!! Tire rods were under the warranty. I had to pay for the two new tires which were replaced with the exact tires originally on the car. The price they gave me for two new tires including labor, etc., was $528.11, which I thought was a good price. But I really was shocked because I am not hard on tires or brakes. Just thought I would send this little message because of reading others with the same problem. chats1
#52 of 84 Re: bad tire wear [clackout]
Nov 16, 2007 (1:33 pm)
I dont think it is normal wear... maybe for the Grand Prix it seems. I have 106,000 miles on my 20004 GTP comp G and I getting ready for my 3rd set of tires. I drive about 150 miles on the express way each day round trip to work, so not much hot rodding done on them.
I also found out today that my tie rods ends have to be replaced and my left CV joint too. I am not to impressed with the newer GP's reliability!
Jan 10, 2008 (1:22 pm)
I recently purchased my first Pontiac. It's a 2007 Grand Prix GT with 17,500 miles on it. Within a few days of my purchase, we had snow. I was terrified after a few moments on the road, because I started sliding EXTREMELY EASILY. I have always driven smaller cars, and I realize I am unused to a car the size of the GP which I now refer to as my death trap!! I have driven on snow for 13 years now though and never had so much trouble getting traction! The tires are Michelin MXV4 Plus and look new. After some research, I ordered some Goodyear Assurance TripleTred tires hoping my problem is just the tires! Has anyone else had an experience with those particular Michelin tires on snow and ice? I'm so scared of driving it in the snow that I've even considered trading the car for something else and taking snow days off work if it snows again before the new tires come in!!
#54 of 84 Re: No traction [liyahsmommy]
Jan 10, 2008 (1:52 pm)
Pontiac seems to have a reputation for putting "performance" (summer) tires on most of their cars. I think is the main problem w/ trying to drive in snow. I have 2005 GXP that came with Bridgestone performance tires. They are very expensive to replace (around $290 just for 1 front tire), but they SUCK in the snow. Last winter I got caught twice trying to drive home for lunch in light snow (less than 3 inches), and both times pretty much feared for my life, and wondered if I would make it home. On 2 different occasions I either took a half day off, or the entire day off just because I didnt want to go thru the hassle of driving in the snow.
Needless to say last May I replaced all 4 tires. This was due to my tie rods being defective at only 16,000 miles, and caused one of the front tires to wear down to the cords. I ordered Pirelli all seasons all the way around for around $600 total. Luckily my dealer pitched in for one of the front tires at $290, so I only had to pay a little over $300 for all new tires, front and back. So far this winter, there has been a world of difference! I feel like I can go thru snow now like all of the other cars. I dont spin or slide nearly as much, and I havent had to call off work yet this year! LOL