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#62 of 71 Brakes on 99 grand am se
Jul 28, 2010 (8:51 am)
i have replaced abs pump, master cylinder, front rotors, calibers..pads and rear wheel cylinders,,,brakes still going to the floor dont know what else to do.... also, is there a special way to bleed them?
#63 of 71 One solution to 2004 Pontiac Grand Am premature Brake wear
Oct 16, 2010 (6:00 pm)
I was having brake problems with my 2004 grand am. After I changed the brakes, they would wear out on the outside of the passenger side. I changed the caliper and the pads. Still didn't fix it. I changed the brake hose and bled the brakes. Still had wear on the brakes.
I brought my car into a few mechanics and they couldn't figure it out. Finally at Brakeway in Louisville, KY, they found out that I installed my brake pads backwards and the hardware (clips) weren't fitting properly. Each time I changed my brake pads, I would match them up with how they were previously. This way, they were always put on wrong!
So, if you have problems with the brakes wearing faster than normal, they may need to be properly installed. I hope this helps you!
#64 of 71 Re: 2001 Grand AM brake dummy light on , cruise won't work! [floridaoats]
Oct 20, 2010 (6:21 am)
I hope this helps, I would look at the brake switch above the brake pedal, as if you recall when applying the brake it disconnects the cruise control (like it does on the highway) as for the dummy (warning light) check to make sure the emergency brake handle is all the way down, it may be a combo of both. The switch usualy is only pushed into its' holder and is adjustable. at least this is where to start, don't know of any more things I can think of, but I hope that this helps.
#65 of 71 2001 Pontiac grand am se abs
Apr 02, 2011 (7:38 pm)
So i have me this awesome little car, pontiac grand am se 2.4 liter, 150,xxx great runner great gas mileage, very reliable. well i threw a brake pad in the front driver side, so i replaced the brake pads and rotor, (both front). since i did the brake job, (2 1/2 months ago) the brakes have been squeling very bad and getting progressively worse. also my abs light and check eng. light comes on everytime i drive it lately. (1 week) previously i had the same prob. (Abs)... (after my brake job) the mechanic replaced the front passenger abs sensor which is the whole hub ($200) fixed the prob but now its doing it again. (work done bout 3 weeks ago) so all in all.... front brakes squeeling, abs light comes on, front brakes not releasing rubbing on rotor. oh also.. brakes dont squeel first few miles. only after bout five. work ive done:
front passenger hub replaced
Front passenger caliper replaced
Front brakes ( pads and rotors)
rear brake drum inspection (both fine little brake dust but plenty of pad)
what i believe wrong:
falty or defective caliper? faulty defective abs sensor? pads installed incorrectly? (not likely) rotors installed incorrectly?
any further ideas? would appreciate some further input and brain storming. thank you
#66 of 71 '04 grand am brakes go to the floor
Jan 02, 2012 (1:11 pm)
I was sitting in NJ traffic for an hour when I noticed my car was running hotter than normal, (3-4 notches). nbd I flipped the heat on and windows down and it was back to normal in a couple of minutes. However, a bit later I hit the brakes and...nothing after a few pumps they came back but only temporary. Now it's like that all the time I have to pump the brakes to keep them working. fluid level ok, vacuum hoses in good condition, new calipers and pads, and replaced the collapsed line on the drivers side. I'm getting frustrated any input would be appreciated.
Feb 20, 2012 (12:38 pm)
I have a 2000 Grand Am and the dash is lighting up like a Christmas tree, every warning light on for no reason! I had it reset by a guy at Advance Auto and it still didn't fix anything. Now I'm hearing LOUD bangs and the breaks lock up on me, in the middle of traffic most of the time! The only way to get the breaks to let up is to drive in revere then go forward again, REALLY not possible in a traffic jam! Someone help! This is scary stuff!!
#68 of 71 grand ams define the lemon law
Jul 24, 2012 (3:12 am)
There really is endless problems when it comes to these cars! I had a 97 Grand Am GT, that was a total pain in the ass..i couldnt even get my key out of the ignition,it was stuck and i would have to unhook my battery whenevr i went in anywhere! Not to mention sometimes it took me 30 mins to get it out of park..and the power windows?C'mon ppl if u own a grand am u have or have had a problem with ur power windows..and if u havn't..u will have! So even after all this i bought yet another one a 99 Grand Am SE..which i truly believe is possesed..and i still love her..dont ask me why! But no more...lesson learned> Brake Trouble,electrical issues for days,overheating! Grand Ams should have their own LEMON LAW!!! But i will drive mine till the wheels fall off..which may not be much longer!
#69 of 71 2000 grand am brakes lock up
Sep 23, 2012 (6:53 pm)
#70 of 71 2000 grand am brakes lock up
Sep 23, 2012 (6:52 pm)
i have replaced my master cyl 3 time. abs module 2 times. brake booster as well. booster came with a different check valve as well. and my brakes still lock up after driving for 10-15 minutes. all four brakes lock up at the sames time. it is a gradual lock up. they dont fully lock up. or at least i dont let them. shut the car off for a half a day and they are ok until i start driving again. any ideas?
#71 of 71 2001 Pontiac Grand Am Brakes make weird noise
Dec 21, 2012 (3:14 pm)
My wife has a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT and it just started making a weird noise when braking at slow speeds sometimes. It seems to do it more when it's cold outside the noise occurs when braking when the car slows down to about 5 mph. The noise sounds like air is being depressed out of a small tube almost like a whoopee cushion and the brake pedal flutters a little bit as well but the car does continue to stop. To me if doesn't feel like the normal ABS brake feeling that the brake pedal does if you push it to the floor. Sometimes after it makes this light the ABS light will come on and sometimes it won't. It seems to make the noise most often early in the morning when it is cold out. Sometimes the noise occurs 3 or 4 times a day and sometimes it never occurs at all. If anyone has any idea's please let me know.