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Pontiac Grand Prix, Auto Repair, Sedan
Jan 19, 2007 (1:13 pm)
I have a 2000 gran prix gt with 78,000 miles on it.
I have had a few sensors go bad and have replaced them no problem.
Over the last few months my car has been making these thumping or clunking noise in the front. I happens when put it into gear an move forwards, backwards, and turning the steering wheel while doing both of these. It also sometimes happens when I am braking. Haven't taken anywhere yet since I don't what is wrong with it. There is nothing wrong with the car that I know of except for the noise.
If anyone has any ideas what it is, it would be a lot of help.
#80 of 118 Re: Thumping Noise [car_issues1]
Jan 28, 2007 (1:28 am)
My 2001 Grand Prix SE has been doing the same thing. It doesn't make the noise when changing gears, it makes the clunk when I am backing up/turning right or left and moving forward/turning right or left. I have had the bearings replaced, the struts/shocks (new tires -needed those anyway, alignment. I have had the car in a tire shop (mistake) as well as a personal mechanic and they cannot determine what it is. If you find out what may be causing this, please let me know. Thanks.
#81 of 118 Tin can sound in the front of 2001 Grand Prix when accelerating
Jan 28, 2007 (1:32 am)
I've had this noise in the front (more to the front right) of my car for some time. It only makes the noise (sounds like a loud tin can noise or something that is loose) when I am accelerating. It stops when I take my foot off of the accelerator. I've had dealerships, personal mechanics look for the noise - they cannot duplicate it (of course) and cannot see anything loose or anything that may be making the noise. Would anyone have any ideas?
Apr 26, 2007 (9:22 am)
Hey guys...got a quick question...
I have an 05 GP. Everything is great except for one thing.
At 1000 RPM I can hear a vibration from what appears to be right in front of the glovebox. Does anybody know what this could be?
It only happens when holding steady at 1000 RPM?
Thanks in advance!
Jun 06, 2007 (8:54 am)
Ok not sure if anyone else has had this problem. When I reach the speed of about 70 mph on up I can hear a howling sound now I am not sure which direction this is coming from, but I have narrowed it down from the front window cowl to the back rear, maybe a tire or something. My window cowl is actually loose. Now I was told this is the way all GP are made. So far in the mean time it is driving me nuts. I thought it might be comeing from the cowl maybe the wind is hitting it at a angle so that the faster I go the louder the noise gets. Has anyone come across this?
#85 of 118 Re: Thumping Noise [pat2007]
Jun 06, 2007 (12:29 pm)
I have a 07 Grand Prix GT. I wish I could help you with this. Unfortinetly I am having the same problem when I am backing out of the parked position or pulling out while turning the wheel I can feel and hear a rubbing or clunking sound come from the front tires. The dealer said that they can not find what is wrong with it. Anyone else having this problem?
#86 of 118 Re: Sunroof, Hissing, AC [dblduce]
Jun 19, 2007 (5:18 pm)
as a owner of a 2001 gtp special edition coupe,i can say you made a great choise in vehicles,but did you ever think that the dummy in the mustang or cobra wishes he had what you have????/mustangs and cobras are cheap cars,quality wise,they have no class,they all look and sound the same ,nothing i mean nothing special,they are a dime a dozen,thats why they sit on dealers lots .better yet,go into edmunds and look at the forums on mustangs,i laughed my butt off,they hve more problems then the beatles have hair,no grandprixs attract another breed of people,people with class,that just wont settle for anything,because if you did ,you would have bought a mustang to begin with ,and you are too old to play with toys,you have a great car,smile you earned it,and i say it with pride,mustangs suck,over priced escorts with a v-8,wowwwwwwww ,im scccaaarrreeeddddd
#87 of 118 Whining Noise
Jul 21, 2007 (3:19 pm)
I have a 2005 Grand Prix and wanted to know what is that annoying whining noise I hear when I turn! Does anyone else have this problem? As I continue to drive it subsides but it still bothers me.
#88 of 118 Sluggish 3800 / Steering problems
Jul 23, 2007 (10:52 am)
I purchased a 06 program Grand Prix in December with 28xxx and have enjoyed the car. But of course after the 36,000 mile warranty goes by problems arise. First as summer came on I notice the engine becoming sluggest and surging as you give it gas. It idles smooth and seems to run down the interstate fine. Then the steering became a issue, when you turn it feels like something is giving and kind of a elastic feeling. Called the dealer and he thinks its the steering shaft????? I'm coming back to GM from a bad experience with a 96 cavalier that was a lemon. Had great luck for the last 10 years with Ford and decided to give Pontiac a try. If anyone has had similar issues please let me know, really like the car but seems like alot of problems right off the bat.