Last post on Mar 06, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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Pontiac Grand Am, Steering, Sedan
#13 of 21 Re: How to replace power steering hose? HELP!! [carguy49]
Sep 01, 2007 (12:11 pm)
okay listen to this.. my buddy comes over we remove the wiper motor and yes we do have more room. but when i was removing the plastic cover on the window as i go to pull it up a crack runs half way up my wind shield.. i was like Mother Trucker... we still couldn't get the line to go on?
also curious if you had any issues with water getting inside the car just where the floor mats go. the doors are never wet so its not the door seals. thats plastic peice up on the wind shield is warped badly and i put silicone around it. its not coming from the underneath of the car cause it gets very wet on the floor only whe nthe car is sitting. so its either the wind shield needs replaced or the plastic piece on the window or both.. thanks again for your help.
#14 of 21 Re: How to replace power steering hose? HELP!! [carguy49]
Sep 06, 2007 (9:26 am)
If you pried on the cowl between it and the windshield when removing it then any imperfections (rock dings, etc) can easily cause the windshield to crack.
Water leaks on the front floor have been discussed many times. Could be a leaking heater core or the drains on the bottom of the fresh air intake box under the cowl being blocked by debris just to name a couple.
#15 of 21 Re: How to replace power steering hose? HELP!! [burdawg]
Sep 06, 2007 (9:37 am)
forgot to tell you that day i got the hose on. nope its not my heater core or the open flap,its clean with out anything blocking its opening.
#16 of 21 power steering return line
Jan 09, 2008 (4:04 pm)
i have a 2001 grand am gt v6 3.4L. i was having some probs with my power steering, thought the pump was going out, after some searching found a leak where the metal part of the fluid return line connects to something on the lower back side of the engine on the driver's side. there are two lines where it is actually leaking. not sure exactly what both are, if i'm right it's where it connects or splits off to the stearing gear. i used an 18mm hex wrench and tried as hard as i could to loosen it up, but couldn't do it. does it have to be cut off?? which direction should i turn it--i know it should be the left but neither direction even budged it. please help!!
#17 of 21 Re: power steering return line [r6vanessa]
Jan 09, 2008 (9:21 pm)
Sounds like your talking about the connections at the rack and pinion. Usually the hoses fail at the crimp where the rubber hose is crimped to the metal tubing, that's where they flex when the engine torques. Are you sure it's the return side? The pressure side is more apt to develop leaks. Anyway it's a tough area to get to. I haven't had to replace any power steering hoses on a later model Grand Am, but I did on a 95, where I had to remove the windshield wiper motor to get access. A long time ago I replaced both hoses on a Taurus (now that was an interesting job), where the only way to get access was to remove the left front tire and reach through the fender liner where the tie rod came through. You really need a fitting wrench to loosen and tighten the fitting, otherwise you risk rounding off the flats on the fitting and getting into real trouble. Once it's loose then you can use an open end wrench or crow's foot to get it off the rest of the way. Counter clockwise to loosen (as long as your facing it) and of course clockwise to tighten.
#18 of 21 loose steering column
Jan 26, 2008 (9:23 am)
i have a 94 pontiac grand am w/ adjustable steering wheel. In the adjuster, there is play (movement) in the steering column. How do i tighten it??
#19 of 21 My Steering wheel is vibrating??
Feb 26, 2010 (1:27 am)
I got a 1999 GRAND AM SE car and got problems with the steering wheel? What causes the steering wheel to vibrate? When I'm driving and it's on a stoplight the steering wheel is vibrating and it's making a sound which is annoying??? Anyone knows how can this be repaired?? Thanks
#20 of 21 I HAVE A 1995 GRAND AM AND I CANT STEER
Mar 06, 2010 (10:04 am)
#21 of 21 HOW TO REPAIR
Mar 06, 2010 (10:21 am)
I HAVE 1995GRAND AM WITH LEAK IN THE REAR, OF A METAL CANISTER ON PASSENGER SIDE OF THE FIRE WALL THAT GO TO THE POWER STEERING PUMP,I CAN NOT TURN STEERING WHEEL, WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE PART AND HOW DO I REMOVE IT