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Pontiac Grand Am, Sedan
#8 of 17 Re: Grand Am Keyless entry [yankee_tom]
Jun 27, 2007 (3:24 pm)
I have a 2000 Grand Am Se as well and I was told that they do not come with the keyless remote. However, for around $100 you could get one installed through Best Buy.
#9 of 17 Restoring 87 Pontiac Grand Am
Jun 27, 2007 (5:42 pm)
I'm an owner of a 1987/88 Pontiac Grand Am. This car was Bought in 1990 and has been in the same family since then. I am now the car's daily driver. This car has the heavy but very reliable 2.5L 4cyl and the THM 125 3 speed transmission.
I can Honestly say the life of this car is about up and this year grand AM is not desirable. The engine and Transmission are original. And the red burgundy paint is slowly but surly fading away. In saying all of this that car is really not worth anything to no one but Me.
My question is should I even try to fix her up? I was thinking of a 3.0L V6 swap new paint and redoing the interior. This car is the last of My childhood family car and would like to keep it!. Any comments or reply are welcomed.
#10 of 17 89 grand am
Aug 25, 2007 (1:36 am)
my story is a lil different then every one elses. i didnt buy a newer grand am. infact i didnt buy one at all. im newly 18 (so im still a youngin) but wen i turned 16 my dzia dzia (polish for grandpa if any one was confused?) gave me his 1989 grand am. it was the best car cuz its older then i am but hey it was free. but recently after that he passed away. and now not to long ago the car broke down. now i was very close to my dzia dzia and that is the last thing i have left of him so i would like to keep it and fix it up and make it look and run like new again. im looking to put a brand new "bigger" engine in it but im not exactly how big i can go so if any one knows that or knows a site that i can find that please let me know asap. i dont want to have to get rid of this car. and time is runing out fast. but on the same note as every one else. i had some minor problems with the car, the dash got really shaky and there was alot of rust. but bein how old it was it was a good ride and pretty good on gas too.
#11 of 17 Re: Restoring 87 Pontiac Grand Am [jamesd3]
Aug 25, 2007 (1:42 am)
and james i didnt read your message before i wrote mine. they all looked the same so i just skipped to the bottom. lol. but after reading i no how you feel. every one wants me to get rid of it but it has value to me as does yours. its goin to cost a good amount but in my eyes its def worth every penny of it. its apart of me as it sounds like it is for u too. so if ure willing to spend the money then i go for fix it up but if u dont want to spend it then dont bother keepin it cuz i no it wont be cheap lol
#12 of 17 2000 Grand Am GT1
Oct 25, 2007 (3:07 pm)
I just bought the car from this guy that really took great care of the car. It's hard to believe it's 7 years old because it looks like it just came off of the dealer lot.
Maybe somebody can help me here. My door locks worked great but now when I shut off the car and press the door locks to lock it won't do it. It worked before I reprogrammed the locks. When the car is running the locks work either way, and when it's shut down I can unlock the locks but it won't lock.
#13 of 17 Re: Pontiac Grand Am: Meet the Owners [KarenS]
Feb 19, 2008 (10:32 am)
Hello all, I own a 2000 grand am se. I love the car. It's white With a custom exhust, But i'm looking to do an engine swap on it. The car has only been in the shop twice. I bought it new. I want more power . I would like to know what engines will fit in my car. I anyone could help please reply.
Mar 21, 2010 (8:16 pm)
Hello Pontiac owners, My name is Ray and i own a 87 GRAND AM Coupe with a Turbocharged OHC 2.0 L. I've had the car now for nine years and i love this car, not only because it looks good because it's a real rocket. If you have a car like this i would like to hear from you.
#15 of 17 Re: Pontiac Grand Am: Meet the Owners [enigmajc]
Jan 08, 2011 (3:58 pm)
Hello I know that your post was made a long time ago, but I also had the vent control knob break off on my 04 grand am. Can you give me some info on the best way to replace it. Do I have to take that part of the dash apart or does the knob just pop back on. I have ordered a new one from ebay and I would like to know the easiest way to replace it.
#16 of 17 Re: Pontiac Grand Am: Meet the Owners [nuttycarguy]
Nov 25, 2012 (7:06 am)
nuttycarguy. I have a 2001 Grand Am SE with the 3.4L/6 engine and just had the head gasket, among other things, repaired and replaced last month. Buy I got 163,000 miles out of the engine so sounds like I am one of the lucky ones. My mechanic said the gaskets, including manifold gasket, are an engineering flaw on the GM 3.4 L engine and he has replaced a few of them, including one of his own vehicles. I had him use the gasket "kit" and change head and manifold gaskets. While he was into it, also had him replace plugs, serpentine belt, thermostat and fluids of course. Cost me a little over $1,000. Hope she holds out at least another year so these repairs will at least have been worth it.
Dec 16, 2012 (1:52 am)
New member to this forum. I own a 2001 Grand Am with around 162,000 miles. Purchased it in early 2012 from my Mom who bought it used but had it 3 or 4 years. Other than routine maintenance, my Dad had a fuel pump replaced a couple years ago. A couple months ago, I had a major gasket malfunction and had head and intake gaskets replaced. Cost me about $1,000 for the repairs, new oil, plugs, new serpentine belt, thermostat, etc. So far running good, but running a bit hot so probably need to add anti-freeze. Plan on getting oil change after running it about 500 miles since gasket repairs to remove any remaining water/coolant in the oil system. Greetings to other Grand Am owners!