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You are in the Pontiac Grand Prix
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Pontiac Grand Prix, Car Safety, Sedan
#184 of 212 Re: Congrats [algp2005]
Jul 13, 2012 (1:09 pm)
I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and have the same issues but I have no experience in auto repair and the last mechanic I went to replaced my Hub assembly as he said that is what the computer codes were saying they thought it was a bad sensor. This was not correct and I continue to have the issue. My question is do you think an inexperienced person can fix?
#185 of 212 Re: Congrats [lm04]
Jul 13, 2012 (3:22 pm)
Hmm, to be honest I think only you can answer that question. But why not jack up the car, remove the passenger side wheel and have a look to see if it's something you want to tackel yourself.
#186 of 212 Re: Congrats [algp2005]
Jul 14, 2012 (1:33 am)
I've got a spare Dorman cable if anyone needs one. I paid $65.00 with taxes from Napa Canada. I'll let you have it for $50.00. I'm in Ontario.
#187 of 212 Re: Traction Control/ABS lights on [algp2005]
Jul 15, 2012 (7:41 pm)
Glad it worked out for you Al, u take care now
#188 of 212 Re: Traction Control/ABS lights on [eddie71]
Jul 16, 2012 (9:13 am)
Thanks again Eddie. If it wasn't for the help I received on this board I would have had to take it to the dealer and probably had to replace 2 front wheel bearings and the Electronic Brake Module. This would have set me back between $800. and $1200. like many other people. I just don't understand why GM don't own up to this as it seems to be a very common problem with these model years. And I've even read somewhere that they redesigned the cable in 2007 or 2008. So, why would they redesign if there wasn't a problem? And I would think it's a huge safety issue as the brakes pulsate when the warning lights come on that could scare allot of nervous drivers.
After speaking with GM customer service Canada and even stopping by the dealer explaining to them what I found on the net, they blow you off and tell you they can't go by what is said on the net and need to put it on the scope to check for codes. Even though I'm 100% sure I'm not the only one that has complained or had this problem they insist on doing things by the book and that would have meant replacing parts until they found the problem. I must say that this really rubs me the wrong way.
I've been a loyal GM customer for the past 30 some odd years purchasing 13 new cars from them for me and my wife. This last one has been the longest I've kept a car as I retired 5 years ago and use to replace cars every 2 years. I'll be looking for a new car in the next little while and I don't think I will even go to a GM showroom. It will be my turn to blow them off. I might just follow that commercial you hear all the time. Have You Driven A Ford Lately?
#189 of 212 Re: Traction Control/ABS lights on [algp2005]
Jul 16, 2012 (4:24 am)
I don't blame you. I've had terrible experiences with them trying to get them to stand behind their product.
#190 of 212 Re: Traction Control/ABS lights on [eddie71]
Jul 16, 2012 (5:34 am)
So I took my 04 GP through the carwash this morning on my way to work... About a mile down the road, my abs and traction control light came on. I'm guessing I've got a bad wire. Did a quick google search on the issue and found this thread... hoping your info helps!
#191 of 212 Re: Traction Control/ABS lights on [algp2005]
Jul 16, 2012 (6:21 am)
Hi - I've had the issue with ABS/Traction control light for almost 2 years now. I ran the gammet of fixing almost everything with my AWESOME mechanic who pretty much did most of the work for free because when he can't fix something first time it becomes his obsession (wish you all had a mechanic like mine.) I never took it to the dealer dealer because we all know they SUCK!). final diagnosis was bad ABS computer control module (not the bearings, the ABS sensor in the wheel, wiring harness or anything like that) - it's a $1200 part, so my mechanic unplugged the ABS fuse that plugs into the computer - you can run without ABS - you still have regular brakes and (in TX) you don't have to have ABS brakes to pass inspection. Just know that when you disconnect the ABS brake fuse into the computer, every time you turn the car on you will get all the beeps, bells and whistles on the digital display telling you to check the system. Your ABS, traction control and brake light will remain lit up on the dash which is really just an annoyance, not a safety issue. WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER GM PROJECT AGAIN BECAUSE OF GM'S ATTITUDE.! Going back to Honda, once this car (which is paid for and has been great except for this one issue) finally bites the dirt (its an '04 GP). Good luck to all!
#192 of 212 Re: Trac Light on Pontiac Grand Prix 2002 [cmichalak]
Aug 01, 2012 (2:38 am)
Did you find out what it was because me grand prix is doing the same thing
#193 of 212 Re: Trac Light on Pontiac Grand Prix 2002 [kloft]
Aug 30, 2012 (1:13 pm)
I'm having the same issue with my traction control and ABS lights going off. After taking it to my mechanic several times (and after he finally stopped looking at me like I was crazy) he finally found out it was a bad ABS module. To go through the dealership for the part is crazy...does anyone know of any reputable online dealers?