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#269 of 483 Re: 1999 Grand Prix GTP Tranny problem. [fastblnd]
Feb 16, 2011 (7:51 pm)
Yes the new tranny may be 1500 and they will charge you more to install it as well..I have a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP and experienced the same thing in Branson MO just last April 2010. The trans just died with no burning smell or warning lights or DIC messages. Had it towed to the local garage and they shipped it to a trans shop in Springfield MO. They had to rebuild the trans to the tune of $2800. Got the car back to Chicago and just last month January 2011, the trans blew again. Took it to AAMCO and they pulled the trans and shipped it out to Springfield MO (because the local yahoos down there wouldn't cover the rebuilt trans if AAMCO did it because for some reason they dont trust a nationally recognized trans shop like AAMCO). They rebuilt it and shipped it back where it cost me another $1000 to put it back in. The trouble this time was the torque converter which was new on the 1st rebuild failed and blew the seal thereby losing fluid pressure. Sound familiar?? Now today 2-16-11, the trans light just came back on. Just checked the fluid level and it is full and doesnt look burnt so i dont know what it could be now. Possibly a faulty shift sensor. Too many electrical components on this trans that are garbage. I am extremely disappointed with GM. I even wrote them after the 1st rebuild to complain and was told they could only give me $1000 off the next purchase of a new GM vehicle. Are they kidding me??? Do they think I would buy another GM after the trans failed at 53000 miles??? Oh and I dont "beat" on this car either. Ready to trade this in for an Acura as I am getting sick of dealing with this. My car has 63000 miles on a 2005
Now would I say yours is worth the 1500 plus labor which could be another 1000-2000?? Your car is 11 years old with almost 150000 miles on it. I would have to say a BIG FAT NO!!! I would take that money and buy something more reliable. You may be throwing your money away.
#270 of 483 Re: Nightmare [0316gxp05]
Feb 16, 2011 (7:24 pm)
See my reply post on #267....I same car with persisting tranny problems. This car is a piece of junk. I am threw with GM and American made vehicles now.
#271 of 483 2002 Grand Prix GTP Transmission Problem
Feb 17, 2011 (3:12 pm)
It all started a few months ago with a hard shift into each gear when the car warms up. A couple of days ago, it started to have hardly any power in first and second gears. Once it reaches about 30-35 mph, it's fine. It sounds like I need a new tranny, but just in case there's anyone out there that knows something I don't or something the shop won't tell me, I would appreciate the input. Thanks!!
#272 of 483 Re: 2002 Grand Prix GTP Transmission Problem [npolsgrove]
Feb 25, 2011 (1:39 pm)
Have you taken the vehicle to an authorized GM dealer? If not I would recommend doing so. They can diagnois your vehicle for you.
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#273 of 483 Re: 2002 Grand Prix GTP Transmission Problem [gmcustsvc]
Feb 25, 2011 (6:47 pm)
Would be nice if GM Customer Service would stop spamming with unhelpful information - the reason many people post here is to try fixing the problem themselves and saving a trip to a GM dealer for service.
#274 of 483 Re: 2002 Grand Prix GTP Transmission Problem [alastan]
Mar 02, 2011 (1:32 pm)
I apologize that you don't find my responses helpful. But in order for GM Customer Assistance to assist a customer the vehicle has to be diagnosed by a GM dealer. Besides this can assist with correctly diagnosing the vehicle, even if someone plans to fix it themselves. Instead of shooting in the dark with out having the vehicle actually looked at.
GM Customer Service
#275 of 483 Re: 2002 Grand Prix slipping and shaking- please Help! [parisaa]
Mar 02, 2011 (7:24 pm)
02 had an advisory notice/ recall for Catalytic converter issues. I got burned on that cuz replacing cat on 03 model resolved issue but no recall on my model despite indentical parts used. Don't let dealer try and charge you for diagnosis. GM issued advisory for 02 model and thus should resolve it free of charge. otherwise job should not cost more than 3-350 CAD. reported leakage was also part of GM recall so both items should be fixed by dealer free of charge. outside of that these are still strong reliable cars. Some idiot in an old cavalier T-boned the car a few years ago going about 70km/h and insurane repaired vehicle. Cavalier was totalled though
#276 of 483 Re: 2002 Grand Prix GTP Transmission Problem [gmcustsvc]
Mar 02, 2011 (7:33 pm)
Interesting way to look at it to post a GM Goodwrench commercial. Makes me wonder why all these users post their questions on the website when all they have to do is shell out some cash at the GM dealer to fix their problem.
Hey everyone - no need to post questions anymore - all you need to do is go to a GM dealer and they'll fix your car.
Please save GM Customer Service commercials for posts about GM customer service. Everyone already knows you can take your GM car to a dealer for service.
It sure smells like spam when someone posts a car problem and receives a reply from GM to take it to a GM dealer and pay for service.
#277 of 483 Problems with my 2006 Grand Prix
Mar 02, 2011 (11:13 pm)
I am having some problems with my Grand Prix. I noticed a few days ago that the transmission was slipping, and I was told that I needed to get my transmission serviced. I did so, and the guy told me that with 90K mi I needed a new transmission, that this was the norm. So, after charging me 200 to service the tranny he told me that it was going to be 3000 more for a new transmission. SO, my question is... I have also heard that this can be a solenoid on the shift mechanism... Anyone know if this is a normal problem?