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Pontiac Grand Prix, Steering, Suspension, Sedan
#45 of 64 Re: '06 Grand Prix GT Hub Bearing and Steering issue [gearr]
Dec 05, 2007 (9:52 pm)
So, are you saying that rather than just change the fluid, the dealership should have looked to find the cause of the burned fluid? Since all they did was the fluid flush, I may still have a problem lurking in the power steering?
#46 of 64 Re: '06 Grand Prix GT Hub Bearing and Steering issue [mels1229]
Dec 06, 2007 (4:38 pm)
Yes thay should have but a flush may have fix it.
do you still hear the same noise?? if so take it back to them.
#47 of 64 Re: Steering issues [mels1229]
Dec 10, 2007 (3:23 pm)
Obtained my 06 GP-GT in May 2007 with 4300 miles by orig. owner, Caddy tradein..Not excited about a low-tech Pontiac, but the price was great for a loaded GT..Traded in a 2002 Olds Intrigue, owned since new, and had accumulated 119,500mi..it was my 3rd Intrigue and the best one..Had a 98 Intrigue which GM bought back after 26k mi. and the second one was a 99er which I kept for 75k mi. The 99 and 2002 had the alum, blocked 3.5,4valved V-6 which was a great runner, trouble-free, and smooth compared to the 3.8 2valve-iron blocked. Since I had owned 3 previous 3.8 GM cars I knew going in what to expect from the SC3.8..coarse and thristy.
The Pontiac has already required the repositioning of the ISS shaft which firmed up the sloppy steering, however the inside outer tread of both front tires are starting to chunk up meaning that the alignment was screwed up when the shaft was relocated
some 1300 miles ago. Car shows 14k as of today. All tires are nitrogen-filled with approx. 34# cold PSI..
My 2002 Intrigue needed a right front hub assy 95k miles, didn't emit any strange noises, was having warped rotor problems and the Chevy dealer found the problem.
I will keep the Pontiac for a couple years if it doesn't cause too much grief. My heavy mileage days are behind me..Good Luck with your GT.....
Dec 10, 2007 (3:40 pm)
We'd a'll like high tech at a low price, but that ain't happen.... No timing belts to change, 100K brakes, parts I can buy at the local parts store and install with no special tools, etc. Give me my 131K mile, low tech 3.8, '04 GP that gets 30mpg all day long, Pontiac all day long!
#49 of 64 Re: ? [bobthebike]
Dec 11, 2007 (2:09 pm)
Price was the only reason I got the 06 GP-GT, $16,400, stickered $30,250, it averages about 22mpg in town driving, and maybe 27 out on the Eway. It will loosen up and mileage should increase. Glad you enjoy your 04 GP.
#50 of 64 98 GrandPrix Steering and alignment
Dec 13, 2007 (5:56 pm)
I just purchased a 98 Grand Prix GTP. It has 136,000 miles. I'm beginning to wonder if this was a really bad decision. The car seemed in great shape at dealer. It had a little too much play in the wheel but not bad. After driving a few days, I'm noticing quite a pull to the left and a really rough ride. I heard a lot of good things about the 3800 in these cars and thought the miles wouldn't be a problem. I hope an alignment will take care of the problem.
#51 of 64 Re: Steering Problem Remains [etcb]
Dec 28, 2007 (9:22 am)
I have the same problem with my 2006 grand prix. And the steering wheel feels loose and makes a whining sound - kind of like when a string of carpet gets caught up in the vacuum cleaner.
#52 of 64 Bad Rack and pinion
Apr 22, 2008 (3:32 pm)
I took my car to the garage today to find out why it is steering so hard. Turns out to be what people told me it probably was. A worn out rack and pinion. What I am wondering is until I can get a new one installed, will anything else happen to the steering other than the wheel being stiff making turns? Garage said nothing would but I would feel better having more opinions.
#53 of 64 leaking return line
Nov 09, 2008 (9:10 pm)
Pontiac Grand Prix 3800 V6. This one stumped me for a couple of days. Losing fluid but could not find source of leak. Wife drove car to work and called me complaining of squeaking and groaning under hood. She drove it home and I traced sound to power steering pump. Removed cap and filled to proper level. This was temporary. Source still needed to be found. Started engine, turned wheels and fluid started flowing onto ground. Shut engine off and crawled under car, after jacking up of course. Found pin hole in cooling return line. Apparently GM improperly installed, missing one of the holding brackets. Each time wheels were turned, force of hydraulic pressure made line jump. It was rubbing against transaxle and eventually wore through. The cure. JB Weld 4 minute patch. Hardens to the strength of steel. Saved the cost of replacing entire line.
#54 of 64 feeling something bumping in steering wheel
Nov 18, 2008 (9:52 am)
Hey guys, can someone help me with my 04 GP? Just lately, when I turn a corner, I feel a chucking or bumping in the steering wheel? It doesn't do it all the time yet. What is that? Hubby says something to do with rack/pinion, or ball joints? Anyone out there ever had this happen with the steering wheel? If so,
is it costly to fix, or what? Thanks so much. With the bad economy right now we can't afford expensive car repairs. Know what I mean?????