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Pontiac Repair: 96 Firebird LT1 won't run., firebird formula, compression issue
firebird formula, compression issue, newer cars: Hey Ken: Well I would suspect some sore of power or ground issue with the car. being that it will not start and you have other issues also I s be leary of an electrical issue like a loos power feed or bad or broken ground wire. with out a scan tool you...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Grand am Stalling after dead battery, dash lights, wire connector
dash lights, wire connector, dead battery: Hey justin: if it starts and stalls right away it s a theft system issue. If it starts and idles okay and dies when you put it in gear it s another issue. for the theft system relearn disconnect the battery again. Start the car and let it dye out. leave...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Grand Prix Service Engine Soon Flahed Once, half tank, catalitic converter
half tank, catalitic converter, engine computer: Hi Danielle: Well the rashing light means the engine is misfiring bad enough to damage the catalitic converter which is a bad thing. If the light has been on there is obvoulsy something wrong. Now what? It bcan be any number of things. I would have the...

Pontiac Repair: 97 grand-am, fuel gauge, empty tank
fuel gauge, empty tank, meter check: you need spebial tool that plugs into the wire harness and it can be used to simulate the amount of gas in the tank to see if the gauge responds correctly. This is a dealer only tool. Or you can use an ohm meter and check across the harness to the tank if...

Pontiac Repair: 97 grand am ceased engine, auto repair shop, running the water
auto repair shop, running the water, blinkers: Hey Jeff: What happened is the engine hydro locked. meaning the engine fulled up with water when it was running the water filled up the cylinders and the engine can t compress the water. Most of the time it does bad damage it bends parts in the engine and...

Pontiac Repair: 99 Pontiac Wont Start, car wont start, car model
car wont start, car model, model car: Hey Robert: What model car is this? I take it when you sat it will not start youmena it will not crank?? depending on what car model this is it could be a security system. some of the cars the security system disables the cars from cranking. some of the...

Pontiac Repair: AIR pump issues, air injection, check valves
air injection, check valves, engine model: Hi Clare: What model car is this? the relay for them is in different spots depending on what engine/model car it is. If the pump was filled with water one or more of the check valves or shut off valves are leaking and the condensation from the exhaust is...

Pontiac Repair: antifreeze leak, intake manifold gasket, antifreeze leak
intake manifold gasket, antifreeze leak, upper intake manifold: The lower intake manifold gaskets go between the cylinder heads and the intake manifold it s self. the upper intake manifold gaskets are also known and plenium gaskets. The lower gaskets tend to go gad often on these engines they are plastic with a rubber...

Pontiac Repair: bad IACvalve?, advance auto parts, cold air intake
advance auto parts, cold air intake, fuel mixture: Hi Mike: well it can be a lot of differnt things. Usuallly a dirty IAC will ot cuase a herd start. it will cause a start then stall condition. You could have a sensor that is reading bad. The air intake temp sensor on these cars have issues with them. the...

Pontiac Repair: blown head gasket, blown head gasket, google search
blown head gasket, google search, upper intake manifold: Hi Kim: Are you sure it s a head gasket issue? That is a bit rare on these engines. Most of the time the upper intake manifold warps and starts leaking coolant into the engine. From time to time they leak so bad the engine fills up with coolant and they...

Pontiac Repair: bonneville dome lamps on when in reverse, keyless entry system, dome lamps
keyless entry system, dome lamps, dome lamp: Hi. Umm this is strange! I don t know what the 2 things would have in common..... You could have a bad ground for the reverse lamps and for some reason the car found a ground through the circuit for the dome lamp. But I have no idea why the other ones wouldn...

Pontiac Repair: Car won't start, pontiac bonneville, heat radio
pontiac bonneville, heat radio, purple wire: Hey Keith: If the car will ot crank at all I s suspect either the pass key system chip or a bad starter motor. you nned to see if the car has a crank signal at the starter first off. at the starter there is a purple wire. when the car is cranked that...

Pontiac Repair: Connecting Rod, piston pin, pin retainer
piston pin, pin retainer, piston ring: Hi Jeff: Good question. I don t know. it depends on the rotation of the engine. As long as you still have the rods attached to the pistons youwill be able to tell that way. the pistons have a divot or a knotch on dome top of the piston that faces towards...

Pontiac Repair: a/c damper door trouble, blower motor, air damper
blower motor, air damper, air flow: Hey James: it could be the recirc door that is the issue or you coulld have something that was sucked into the fan causing the air flow issue. The recirc door is inside the car and you have to gain access to it from behind the dash. on some of the car you...

Pontiac Repair: coolant loss, coolant loss, screw driver
coolant loss, screw driver, plastic cap: Hi Rob: The cap usually gets messed up more than the coolant bottle on the fender. The plastic on the cap is softer than that on the bottle so it it s cross threaded and you can get it on it needs the cap. if it s cross threaded and you can t get it off...

Pontiac Repair: door lock relay, power door locks, power window switch
power door locks, power window switch, pontiac sunfire: Hi Jer: That car doesn t have a door lock relay. It just reverses polarity like a power window switch does. I don t know if the 2 issues you have are related or not. trying to find a draw on this car is pretty easy but you need a few special tools. a prarasitic...

Pontiac Repair: Engine light on, egr valve, exhaust gases
egr valve, exhaust gases, auto parts store: Hi Lindsay: The egr valve issue on this car is a pretty connon issue on high milage cars. The passage in the intake manifold that transfers the exhaust gases from the valve back into the engine plugges up. You can replace the valve and because the passage...

Pontiac Repair: Engine Stall/Rough Idle, obd ii, pontiac sunfire
obd ii, pontiac sunfire, engine stall: Hey David: well first off you need to find out what the code in the computer is that is turning on the service engine soon light. The power to the dlc connector comes from the fue marked mirror that s first off. then if you find out the code you have...

Pontiac Repair: EXT TEMP light blinks, diagnostic check, trouble code
diagnostic check, trouble code, hvac control: Hey Mark: No all the information given the better it is. If that diaplay is blinking there is a trouble code stored in the HVAC control head. Take it to a differnt dealer that has a clue! that ligh blinking means ther is a fault in the system it could be...

Pontiac Repair: electrical problem 99 pontiac grand am, pontiac grand am, electrical problem
pontiac grand am, electrical problem, grand am se: Hey Dan: Does this car have an aftermarket alarm system on it? If so that would be the first place I would look. disconnect that and see what happens. Does the car have factory keyless entry? Keyless entry will make the lights flash when the car sees an...

Pontiac Repair: exhust manafold to header conection, pontiac montana, manafold
pontiac montana, manafold, header pipe: the rear manifold has to studs screwed into the manifold and the converter goes on over the 2 studs and the nuts attach the pipe to the manifold. On those older ones there was a tin gasket that seals the manifold to the pipe. the newer ones use a round composite...

Pontiac Repair: Fixing the speedometer on a 1987 Fiero GT, 1987 pontiac fiero, 1987 fiero gt
1987 pontiac fiero, 1987 fiero gt, pontiac fiero: Hi Daniel: the speedo on thay car was electrically driven. the speed sensor is on the nose of the trans axle. it s a 2 wire connector it s right where the axle goes into the transmission. It could have a broken wire or the speed sesnor gear may have broken...

Pontiac Repair: 02 Grand Am Gt clicking under dash and surging, gas mileage, surges
Pontiac Repair: 02 Grand Am Gt clicking under dash and surging, gas mileage, surges, rpm

Pontiac Repair: 03 bonneville interior lights, bonneville
Pontiac Repair: 03 bonneville interior lights, bonneville

Pontiac Repair: 1998 Pontiac Sunfire idle/stall problem, powertrain control, coolant temperature
Pontiac Repair: 1998 Pontiac Sunfire idle/stall problem, powertrain control, coolant temperature, correct signal

Pontiac Repair: 1999 Pontiac Bonneville, wheel bearing, pontiac dealer
Pontiac Repair: 1999 Pontiac Bonneville, wheel bearing, pontiac dealer, joints

Pontiac Repair: 2.2 gm engine swap, high octane fuel, combustion chambers
Pontiac Repair: 2.2 gm engine swap, high octane fuel, combustion chambers, big dish

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Pontiac Montana front turn signal problem, drl module, montanas
Pontiac Repair: 2000 Pontiac Montana front turn signal problem, drl module, montanas

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Pontiac Sunfire, neutral safety switch, starter solenoid
Pontiac Repair: 2000 Pontiac Sunfire, neutral safety switch, starter solenoid, bell housing

Pontiac Repair: 2001 grand prix fuel gauge, level sensor, fuel pump
Pontiac Repair: 2001 grand prix fuel gauge, level sensor, fuel pump

Pontiac Repair: 2004 Grand AM, hazard switch, gm
Pontiac Repair: 2004 Grand AM, hazard switch, gm, models

Pontiac Repair: 95 pontiac grand am, fuse boxes, grand am
Pontiac Repair: 95 pontiac grand am, fuse boxes, grand am

Pontiac Repair: 96 Grand am Stalling after dead battery, passenger air bag, grand am
Pontiac Repair: 96 Grand am Stalling after dead battery, passenger air bag, grand am, air bag

Pontiac Repair: bonneville dome lamps on when in reverse, true root, dome light
Pontiac Repair: bonneville dome lamps on when in reverse, true root, dome light, root cause

Pontiac Repair: lifter knock, marvins, aproach
Pontiac Repair: lifter knock, marvins, aproach, lifters

Pontiac Repair: fiero, pontiac fiero, fuel pump relay
pontiac fiero, fuel pump relay, haynes manuals: I would replace the ecm but NOT untill you know where that other ground wire went to. The computers on these older cars ARE VERY sensitive to current draw. so if it s not right you will smoke a second ECM. I would invest in a GOOD factory repait manual that...

Pontiac Repair: grand prix, grand prix gtp, safe bet
grand prix gtp, safe bet, 2002 grand prix gtp: Hi Theron: It sounds to me like the ou have a fule pump that is going bad. The resistance in the pump windings has decreased or the pump it s self is starting to bind up causing an increase in amperage making the fuse blow. I would say it s a safe bet given...

Pontiac Repair: No heat when stopped, head gasket leak, intake manifold gasket
head gasket leak, intake manifold gasket, pontiac montana: Hi Erin: That s okay those vans all have the same engine size. 3.4 liter V6. My guess is the van is low on coolant. Either the lower intake manifold gasket is leaking coolant or it has a head gasket leak or a water pump leaking. It s 1 of the 3 that s the...

Pontiac Repair: heater, blower motor resistor, motor shaft
blower motor resistor, motor shaft, pontiac grand am: Umm you could have something that is stuck inside the fan assembly. I have seen on some of those older cars that the ait condition evaporator was leaking bad enough that the oil that was leaking out the dir from the air actually plugs the core so the air flow...

Pontiac Repair: Key won't come out, pontaic grand prix, steering column
pontaic grand prix, steering column, wiggle: No. With that car chances are VERY good it s the shifter assembly. This is the car that has the wiring issue. The wires frey and eventually break off at the connector that plugs into the shifter, when you take the cover off the top of the center console you...

Pontiac Repair: lifter knock, pontiac grand am, compression test
pontiac grand am, compression test, lifters: Hi Aaron: A p0306 is a misfire for cylinder #6. it could be a bad lifter and the cylinder is down on compression due to that. It could be a broken valve spring causing the noise and loss of compression. You could have a lean injector causing the issue....

Pontiac Repair: Overheats, temp gauge, train noise
temp gauge, train noise, valve train: Hi Jeff: Yes the light could be on for the fan control circuit. or it could be one because the engine overheated at one time. with out knowing what the code is that turned the light on I can t tell you for sure.. those older cars had what was called quad...

Pontiac Repair: overheating, hayes manuals, blade area
hayes manuals, blade area, wiper blade: Hi Everett: Well fisrt off if this car has A/C and it still works turn it on and after a minuter of so the A/C system should turn on the fans as well. if not you have an electrical issue with the fans. It s been a while since I worked on one that old but...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Fan Switch Not Working, rear defroster, pontiac grand prix
rear defroster, pontiac grand prix, grand prix 3: Hey John: I think your on to it. what I would do is with the key in the run position check for FULL battery voltage at all of the fuses. You need a volt meter all of the fuses should have at or near battery volatge with the engine running it should be near...

Pontiac Repair: pcm trouble code 27 and 28, solid state relay, control circuits
solid state relay, control circuits, trouble code: Hey Ray. Quad driver codes are hard to find. basically what a quad driver is a solid state relay inside the computer. the quad driver fault is built in protection in the computer. the quad drivers run the different solenoids and relays on the engine and transmission....

Pontiac Repair: please help, throttle position sensor, bad throttle position sensor
throttle position sensor, bad throttle position sensor, engine misfire: Crank shaft sensor would be the next logical part or a bad ground connection somewhere most likely on the bracket below the ignition module or on the block.. Make sure you get a module out of that same year make and model just because they look the same doesn...

Pontiac Repair: po300, head gasket, spring weather
head gasket, spring weather, p0300: Hey Chuck: Well it can be a lot of different things. a p0300 is a random misfire not a definitive cylinder that is dead or misfiring consistanly. on that engine the didtributor cars were noted for misfire conditions especially in damp spring weather....

Pontiac Repair: pontiac grand am, pontiac grand am, abs light
pontiac grand am, abs light, battery voltage: Hi Dave: when you try to crank the car do the lights dim? does the starter click? you could have a lot of differnt issues here. did the abs lamp come on before the last time you turnd the car off? the abs lamp will come on if the battery voltage drops too...

Pontiac Repair: pontiac sunfire gt, pontiac sunfire, steering column
pontiac sunfire, steering column, security system: Hey Frank: The answer is no. The security system in that car is called pass-lock. the security part of the anti-tehft is inside the steering column. If your looking to get a key made you can go to any place to get one it doesn t have to be from the dealer....

Pontiac Repair: Question about trunk lock on 1997 grand prix gt, pontiac grand prix, pontiac grand prix gt
pontiac grand prix, pontiac grand prix gt, collision shop: hey Robert: this is a job for a collision shop. the pry marks need to be straightened out so the lock can sit flush to the trunk lid. if it s not sitting flush the lock s retainer will not attach to the lock properly. on top of that the metal needs to be...

Pontiac Repair: Sunbird, pontiac sunbird, 1992 pontiac sunbird
pontiac sunbird, 1992 pontiac sunbird, liter engine: Hey robert: You all over the place here #1 the car will not start because of no spar? and you have an issue withe the heater assembly?? The map sensor will ot affect either of these. The heater issue is more than likely a cable bent or broken for the...

Pontiac Repair: Sunfire 2005 after collision wont start, 2005 pontiac sunfire, fuse box
2005 pontiac sunfire, fuse box, frontal crash: Hey sergio: No no crash shut off on these cars. What happens when it will not start? does it crank? does it start and then stall? there is a theft system on these cars and when that is active the tehft light will flash on the dash baord. if that is not...

Pontiac Repair: scraping metal, pontiac bonneville, rivots
pontiac bonneville, rivots, best guess: Hi Holly: where was the piece hanging down front or rear? My best guess is a heat shiled for the exhaust If that is it it s not an expensive fix juat a few screws or pop rivots to hold it back onto the body. But obviously without seeing it I can t tell...

Pontiac Repair: security system on the Ignition key, resistor code, pontiac firebird
resistor code, pontiac firebird, resistance value: Hey Brian: That suscks! but ther may be help. This car may just new enough that the dealer can run the vin# onm the car and it will give them the build codes for that car. one of the options will be the resistor code that is on the key. I m not to sure...

Pontiac Repair: shuttering transmission, torque converter clutch, clutch plates
torque converter clutch, clutch plates, pressure gauge: Hi Joe: It could be a few things. It could have a bad pressure control solenoid or valve in in valve body. You could have an issue with the direct clutch plates. there could be a issue withe the torque converter clutch where it s slipping/chattering. The...

Pontiac Repair: similar to last post- trouble getting key out 2005 Pontiac Grand Am, shifter move, dashboard lights
shifter move, dashboard lights, screw driver: Hi Laura: It sounds to me like the floor shifter assembly is bad. The fact that wiggeling the shifter and playing around with the button make me belive that that is the issue. either the linkage is screwed up in the bottom of the shifter and it s not allowing...

Pontiac Repair: no spark plugs on, spark plug wires, model car
spark plug wires, model car, spark plugs: Hi Kelly: If this car has the original coils on it the coils are marked as to what terminal on each terminal is for what cylinder. if it has the original wires on it the wires are also marked as to what cylinder they go on. if not let me know what engine...

Pontiac Repair: spark pulg, cylinder walls, stuck in one
cylinder walls, stuck in one, cylinder head: Hi Kelly: There is no easy way to get it out. The only sure way to do it as not to do any damage to the engine is to remove the cylinder head and fish it out that way. running the engine with it in there will do damage to the engine wither it will get stuck...

Pontiac Repair: sputtering, timing chain, thanks in advance
timing chain, thanks in advance, liter: Hey Paul: No that engine is not all that bad at least the later ones are not bad the earlier ones say pre 1995. As for cleaning the injector it can be done but adding stuff to the tank is not the way to go. You should try having them cleaned with a pressure...

Pontiac Repair: Ticking in Engine, engine oil pressure, lifters
engine oil pressure, lifters, timing chain: Hi Cassie: You shouldn t hear the lifters ticking at all. Especially new ones. If it is still making noise with new ones I would look into another porblem like low engine oil pressure. was it noisey when hot or on a cold start? do you know what engine is...

Pontiac Repair: theft lock on 2001 grand prix gt, nut shell, battery cable
nut shell, battery cable, digit code: Hi Kristen: well there is a back up code stored in the radio. in order to get that code out of the radio do this. first off push the hour button if it says in op let the car pun for an hour and this is how you get the back up code out of the radio. If the...

Pontiac Repair: thermostat, engine oil pan, easy job
engine oil pan, easy job, metal pipe: Hi Carolyn: The thermostat is located on the back side of the engine by the fire wall on the bottom of the enegine. ther is a metal pipe that runs under the engine oil pan and the thermostat is in that pipe near the back. ther are only 2 bolts that hold...

Pontiac Repair: thermostat, 2002 pontiac sunfire, pontiac sunfire
2002 pontiac sunfire, pontiac sunfire, metal pipe: Hi Michael: what engine is in this car? a 2.2 4 cylinder or 2.4 liter engine. the regular 2.2 liter hose by the water pump on the front side of the engine near the raqdiator. if it s a 2.4 liter it s on the back side of the engine near the fire wall by...

Pontiac Repair: 03' Pontiac Gran Prix, pontiac gran prix, pontiac grand prix
pontiac gran prix, pontiac grand prix, exchange unit: Hey kevin: Sorry the bulb in the radio is not serviced seperatly. we at the dealer do not even touch them when one is bad we just order an exchange unit and put in the new one. As for the window I assume it s inop from both switches? If that were the case...

Pontiac Repair: 1987 Pontiac Firebird Throttle cable, port fuel injection, pontiac firebird
port fuel injection, pontiac firebird, wd 40: Yes the lever is on the throttle body. The cable is attached to the gas pedal by a plastic clip it has more the likely 2 tabs you have to squeeze together and either pull the cable out or push it once the tabe are compressed together. the cable goes through...

Pontiac Repair: 1987 pontiac fiero, 1987 pontiac fiero, pontiac fiero
1987 pontiac fiero, pontiac fiero, vacuum leak: Hey Moe: Well first off that car had a recall for a heat shield to be put on between the engine and the manifold. Now for the running hot issue... it s more than likely running really hoe due to the fule trim being off. If the car has some kind of a vacuum...

Pontiac Repair: 1991 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.1 L Idle Loping, pontiac trans sport, vacuum hose
pontiac trans sport, vacuum hose, bad signal: Hi Chuck: it sound to me like a fule delivery issue. You may have a fuel pressure problem or a restricted fuel filter. It could have a injector problem Dirty you could have a vacuum hose leaking it could have a sensor on it s way out causing a bad signal...

Pontiac Repair: 1992 Bonneville cooling issues, bonneville sse, climate controls
bonneville sse, climate controls, engine temp: Hi Eric: that temp sensor is for the climate control. You will need a scan tool that is bidirectioan like a GM scan tool one that no only reads engine data but you can also command onn and off things on the engine like the fans... If all the fuses are good...

Pontiac Repair: 1992 bonneville 3.8L SE quit running, crankshaft position sensor, actaully
crankshaft position sensor, actaully, fuel pressure: Hi Mark: Well if it hasn t done it in a few wweks It s gonna be VERY hard to find. I can tell you if it did it once it will do it again. But what is it? Well It s either a spark issue or a fuel pump issue. Untill it does it again it s hard to tell you what...

Pontiac Repair: 1992 Pontiac Sunbird, torque converter clutch, driving a stick shift
torque converter clutch, driving a stick shift, pontiac sunbird: Hey Moe: Well first off lets back up.. It ran fine before the tune up and now it doesn t??? Maybe one of the parts you put in caused the problem. The car is misfiring either from a dead cylinder or a lean misfire. When the car is warmed up and it hits 3...

Pontiac Repair: 1993 Pontiac Sunbird, 1993 pontiac sunbird, pontiac sunbird
1993 pontiac sunbird, pontiac sunbird, haynes manual: Hi DOC: I don t have access to service manuals back any further than 1998 on the web. So I can t shoot you a procedure on how to replace it. I suggst you get your self a repair manaul at the parts store. Stay away from a Haynes manual. Get a chiltons or...

Pontiac Repair: 1993 Pontiac Transport problems, crank shaft, pontiac transport
crank shaft, pontiac transport, coil pack: Hi Dave: well it can be a buch of issues. I agree with an ignition module as a possable cause. it could be a crank shaft sensor also. if when the van dies it s like you just turned off the key and it doesn t sputter/spit/chug it s and ignition problem like...

Pontiac Repair: 1993 Sunbird LE Turn Signal/Horn Fuses, fuse box, service manuals
fuse box, service manuals, sunbird: Hi Myranda: I don not have access to service manuals on the net back any further than 1998. On those older one the fuse box it s self was usually maked with the name of the fuse and the size. right on the fuse box it s self. Usually the dome/ctsy fuse is...

Pontiac Repair: 1994 PONTAIC BONNEVILE, fuse boxes, fuel pump relay
fuse boxes, fuel pump relay, fuse box: Hi jeff: Yes the fuese are under both sides of the dash board. there are 2 fuse boxes. and I m not to sure where the fuel pump relay is it s either under the hood up on the fire wall or in the right hand fuse box under the dash. My guess is more under the...

Pontiac Repair: 1994 pontiac bonnerville 3800 new trans stuck in second, alternater, solenoids
alternater, solenoids, electrical problem: Hi there: Well that is an electrically controlled transmission. It has 2 shift solenoids inside the transmission. If one of those solenoids is bad or if the power/ground is bad going to one of the solenoids it will be stuck in a gear and not shift. You...

Pontiac Repair: 1996 Pontiac Sunfire Convertible Top, pontiac sunfire, glass problem
pontiac sunfire, glass problem, glass coverage: I have no Idea. Ano of that convertable stuff we send out to a trim/glass hop and they handle it all. My best advice to you is to shop around and see if anyone else has a better or cheaper option. Being that it s a glass problem you insurance may cover it...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 pontiac sunfire water leaking, 1997 pontiac sunfire, pontiac sunfire
1997 pontiac sunfire, pontiac sunfire, head gasket: Hey Myles: whan you say leaking water do you men there is steam somming out of the ial pipe all the time? or is it just dripping water a few drops here an there. if it s just a few drops here and there it s condensation and that s normal. A byproduct of...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 & 2000 Sunfire EGR, hand grenade, sunfires
hand grenade, sunfires, state emission: Hi Dennis: What engine is in this car? If it has a 2.4 liter it more than likely doesn t have one. It depends on what emissions system is on the engine california/50 state emission some do some don t. If it s a 2.2 liter it s on the driver side of the car...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 CHEVY MALIBU, combustion gases, circulation issue
combustion gases, circulation issue, chevy malibu: Hi Stacey: well it can be a few things. #1 that engine is really hard to bleed the air out of being that the radiator is lower than the engine I makes it hard to get the air out of the system. There is a air bleed valve on the pipe that runs across the front...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 Grand Prix GT, halp, little feet
halp, little feet, air filter: Hi Denise: It s easy take off the hose between the engine and the cleaner. remove the clips and move the housing for the cleaner towards the engine and up at the same time. there are little feet on the bottom of the front halp that sit is hole in the bottom...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2, delco battery, pontiac sunfire
delco battery, pontiac sunfire, battery cables: Hey Tim: I would have an electrical system check done on this car.. I would check the alternator to make sure the output is what it is rated at. I would then have a parasitic draw test done. What that is is when the car is off and it had sat for say 1/2...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 sunfire fan staying on, radiator fan, fuse box
radiator fan, fuse box, engine computer: Hi Parm: well it s one of 2 things. either the relay for the fan is stuck on or the engine computer is keeping the relay turned on. More than likly it s the relay stuck on. the relay for the fan is in the fuse box next to the battery. pull out the relay...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, pontiac grand prix, auto parts store
pontiac grand prix, auto parts store, v6 engine: What engine is in this? 3800 or 3100 V6? It makes a difference you more tnan likely have the oppisite print out then the engine you have... Goto autozone.com they have all kinds of pictures and diagarms that are free to view. If you have a 3100 V6 engine that...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Pontiac Montanna "Sevice Engine Light" came on, pontiac montanna, advance auto parts
pontiac montanna, advance auto parts, gas milage: Hi Beradette: There are tons of reason that light could have come on. every sensor on that engine and in the trasnmission has codes that can be set if the sensor goes bad or it sees something it doesn t like. one good things is that the light is not flashing....

Pontiac Repair: 2000 pontiac bonneville sle, pontiac bonneville, 2000 pontiac bonneville
pontiac bonneville, 2000 pontiac bonneville, ac delco: Hey Ron: Well first off the windows do you hear the motors running when you use the switches? If so the regulators broke in the dorrs and it will need new ones. If not then you will have to take off the window switches and back probe the switches and see...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Sunfire;windshield wipers don't stop, windshield wipers, motr
windshield wipers, motr, wiper arms: Hey Shawn: Well it s either the motor is bad or the wiper switch is bad. There is a park switch inside the motor and if that is bad then the motor will keep running. If the switch contacts are stuck in the on position then it will continue to run as well....

Pontiac Repair: 2001 Grand Prix Temp Gauge moves HOT, intake manifold gasket, upper intake manifold
intake manifold gasket, upper intake manifold, temp gauge: Hi Mike: Just adding coolant is not a fix to the problem. There is a leak in the system somewhere. What engine is in this? if it s a 3100 V6 chnaces are that the lower intake manifold gasket have failed and hopefully it s just leaking the coolant outside...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 oldsmobile intrigue v6, oldsmobile intrigue, haynes manual
oldsmobile intrigue, haynes manual, james gonzales: Hi James: Ummm I m not an olds dealer but it depends on the engine in the car it could have 2 different V6 engines a 3800 or a 3.5 Liter if it s a 3.5 liter I belive the oil filter in in the oil pan. there is a big plug in the bottom of the pan and the...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Bonneville heated seats, seat fabric, heater element
seat fabric, heater element, replacement modules: Hi Keith: Swapping the modules should not have damaged them. So I m stumped there. The heater element in the seat is bad and that s wht it turns on then off right a way. Pretty common. The element is under the seat fabric. The fabric has to be removed and...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Montana AC Problem, rust belt, lube shop
rust belt, lube shop, rear heat: Hey Bill: I wouldn t be so quick to condem the compressor. Thay rarely go bad. with the engine on and the a/c on check for power and ground at the electrical connector at the compressor. Un plug it with the engine off and get it away from the belt and moving...

Pontiac Repair: 2003 Montana sliding door, weather strip, sliding door
weather strip, sliding door, contactor: Same Issue that I mentioned before ther are multiple things that go through that contactor it s for the door lock interior lights and sliding door closed inputs. If that s not it there are other things to look at. Also make sure there is nothing in tyhe roller...

Pontiac Repair: 2003 Montana sliding door, plungers, door buzzer
plungers, door buzzer, sliding door: Hi Roxanna: Take a look at the contactor and plungers on the sliding door. the contact is on the pillar just behinf the drivers door where the sliding door closes onto and the plungers are sticking out of the door and contact that plate on the pillar. If...

Pontiac Repair: 2003 pontiac sunfire, air intake system, pontiac sunfire
air intake system, pontiac sunfire, 2003 pontiac sunfire: Hi Denise: the problem with the heater is a pretty common one there is a seal on one of the doors inside the dash that seal falls off and stick the ddor to the box and when you try chnage the modes on the heater control the cable that moves that door bends....

Pontiac Repair: '93 Grand Am 2.3L, fuel pressure gauge, compression gauge
fuel pressure gauge, compression gauge, compression issue: You can rent one at the parts stores but the problem on that engine is it s hard to do because it doesn t have a pressure tap it needs to be hooked up in line fith the filter under the car :( . Again if the cylinder in question has spark and fuel look at a...

Pontiac Repair: 94 Bonneville 3.8 L, vacuum leak, auto parts store
vacuum leak, auto parts store, obd ii: First off you need to find out what the code is for. You need to find an auto parts store that can read codes from a OBD car. Most of the parts stores have tools for OBD II which is from 1996 and newer. Once you find that code out I can try to help you out......

Pontiac Repair: 94 Pontiac Grand prix se air conditioning freon type, pontiac grand prix, yellow tag
pontiac grand prix, yellow tag, freon: R-134a I believe.. You can t get the old stuff r-12 anymore. there is a label under the hood it s more than likely on the strut tower on the driver side it s a yellow tag with black writing it should say what it takes and how much. If it were a system that...

Pontiac Repair: 95 Transport won't start anymore! Help!, fuel pump filter, fuel pressure
fuel pump filter, fuel pressure, noisey: Hi Robert: it sounds to me like it s a fuel related issue. The fact that when you flutter the gas pedal to try to keep it running is a clue.. The more throttle input you give it the more gas it s trying to put into the engine.. If you hear the fuel pump...

Pontiac Repair: 96 pontiac grand am se 3.1 oil sending unit, oil sending unit, cracked block
oil sending unit, cracked block, pontiac grand am: Hi Frank: First off any noise is not a good thing. if it was run with no oil that is BAD. but to answer your question yes the oild sending unit on that engine is on the side of the block where the starter motor is just above it and to the side of the oil...

Pontiac Repair: 99 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1 L, losing coolant, hesitation problem
losing coolant, hesitation problem, chevrolet malibu: Hi Jennifer: First off the lower intake gasket is a VERY common problem. As for the lamp comming back on. That happnes. that engine gets air trapped in the system and when the air is expelled out the coolant can be low again and it may just need to be topped...

Pontiac Repair: 99 Grand Am ABS, advance auto parts, advance auto parts store
advance auto parts, advance auto parts store, wheel bearings: Hey Rod: Well the fact that the ABS light doesn t come on untill the car is movineg would indicate you have a bad or missing wheel speed(S) siganl into the ABS module. The most likley cause would be a bad wheel speed sesnor in one or more of the wheel...

Pontiac Repair: i have a 99 pontiac grand am se quad 4, noid light, pontiac grand am
noid light, pontiac grand am, engine computer: Hi James: Well the fact that it runs when you give it gas means that the engine computer is not putting gas into the engine via the fuel injectors. doies it have the proper amount of fule pressure? just because it has gas up at the engine doesn t mean...

Pontiac Repair: Antenna no longer extends, pontiac bonneville sse, 1997 pontiac bonneville sse
pontiac bonneville sse, 1997 pontiac bonneville sse, antenna mast: Hi Al: the antenna mast broke off inside the motor. I do not think that GM services the mast seperatly anymore. they make a universal replacment to replace the one in the car. it comes with a couple of brackets to make the antenna fit that car. It s been...

Pontiac Repair: abs and tcs lights on when temperature gets above 60, pontiac grand prix, 3800 engine
pontiac grand prix, 3800 engine, hey donald: Hey Donald: well the most likely cause to this problem would be a speed sesnor on one of the wheels. either the sensor s resitance is right on the brink of being bad and with the increased temp it take it over the top of one of the sensors is shorted out...

Pontiac Repair: brakes lock-up, humid climate, pontiac sunfire
humid climate, pontiac sunfire, wheel cylinder: Hi Ashley: Yup that is a pretty common issue on that car. Have the rear brake shoes replaced and have the drums turned if they are still with in spec s to turn. What happens is the shoes get to a point where they absorb the mositure in the air and the first...

Pontiac Repair: A/C, pontiac firebird formula, pontiac firebird
pontiac firebird formula, pontiac firebird, firebird formula: Hi Ron: I don t think you can on that car. If there is a 2 wire switch on the accumulator you can jum that switch with the a/c in the on position. But I belive that car DOESN t have that I think that car has a pressure transducer which is a 3 wire switch...

Pontiac Repair: Car Stumbles and shuts off, water pump replacement, o2 sensors
water pump replacement, o2 sensors, head gasket: Well.... first off taking the vacuum line off the regulator you may not see any difference in the way it s running. I would still look long and hard at the fuel pressure. I would look at the vacuum line going to the MAP sensor it could be cracked or kinked....

Pontiac Repair: Coolant fan turns on too late..., coolant temperature sensor, coolant temp
coolant temperature sensor, coolant temp, haynes manual: Hey Miles: Well if the fan comes on when the a/c is running the electrical circuit for the fan works. It could be a few things. a bad temp sensor for the gauge and the engine is not really running hot but the gauge says it is.. It could be a coolant temp...

Pontiac Repair: car stalling when using turn signal, condensor, money pit
condensor, money pit, turn signal: The switch is not all that expensive but It could be other things then the switch just a guess I was right about the model of car though. You could have a power feed that s got high resistance into the switch and it can cause the same issue. The car is almost...

Pontiac Repair: clacking noise in crankcase: maybe pushrod/rockerarm adjustment neede, valve train, crankcase
valve train, crankcase, pushrod: Hi Calvin: it s hard to say.. If it s a clatter type noise it s more than likely valve train related like you thought. It depends on what engine is in the car and what model car this is but I would say the you would be looking at maybe 3 hours of diagnosis...

Pontiac Repair: Evaporative Emission Control system, gand prix, gas vapors
gand prix, gas vapors, emission control system: I think your going off ona tangent here.. that part on the engine is the purge valve. it s not the cause of the problem. Like I mentioned before a p0442 is VERY hard to find. a few things to look at are the seal on the gas cap and the flange on the top of...

Pontiac Repair: engine pull, pullys, bell housing
pullys, bell housing, oil filter: Hi Robert: Yes I think there are 6 bolts 5 that go in from the drivers side towards the passenger side and one that goes from the passengers side to the driver side it s on the back side of the engine between the engine and tranmission. The mount on the...

Pontiac Repair: Fan in 2002 firebird, control wires, pliers
control wires, pliers, fuses: Hi Megan: well you may have damaged the control head it s self if the knob fell off it may have damaged the switch inside the control head. those switches are not serviced seperate. They are part of the control head. Some of the cars you can get just the...

Pontiac Repair: Fuel Problems, fuel level sensor, fuel gauge
fuel level sensor, fuel gauge, fuel problems: Hi Randy: it depends on what model car you have but most likely the fuel level sensor in the tank has gone bad. there is a set of metal feet that ride up and down on level sesnor and the feet wear out on the level sesnor and cause the issues you have. The...

Pontiac Repair: 1991 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.1 L Idle Loping, throttle body, dirt
Pontiac Repair: 1991 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.1 L Idle Loping, throttle body, dirt, wire placement

Pontiac Repair: 2000 pontiac bonneville sle, hard rain, electrical connectors
Pontiac Repair: 2000 pontiac bonneville sle, hard rain, electrical connectors, pretty penny

Pontiac Repair: 2001 oldsmobile intrigue v6, oil cup, automotive store
Pontiac Repair: 2001 oldsmobile intrigue v6, oil cup, automotive store, autozone

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Montana AC Problem, leak test, pressure test
Pontiac Repair: 2002 Montana AC Problem, leak test, pressure test, condenser

Pontiac Repair: 99 Grand Am ABS, bare wire, wheel
Pontiac Repair: 99 Grand Am ABS, bare wire, wheel

Pontiac Repair: abs and tcs lights on when temperature gets above 60, grand prix gtp, wheel bearing
Pontiac Repair: abs and tcs lights on when temperature gets above 60, grand prix gtp, wheel bearing, 2001 grand prix gtp

Pontiac Repair: Car Stumbles and shuts off, fuel pump, little bit
Pontiac Repair: Car Stumbles and shuts off, fuel pump, little bit

Pontiac Repair: grand am, p0300, grand am
Pontiac Repair: grand am, p0300, grand am, coils

Pontiac Repair: Idler/Tensioner pulley, alternator, exact problem
Pontiac Repair: Idler/Tensioner pulley, alternator, exact problem, bolt

Pontiac Repair: key wont turn, tapping, models
Pontiac Repair: key wont turn, tapping, models

Pontiac Repair: overheating, pontiac dealer, heater core
Pontiac Repair: overheating, pontiac dealer, heater core, grand am

Pontiac Repair: p0420 code, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
Pontiac Repair: p0420 code, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor

Pontiac Repair: possible torque converter issues, pontiac grand prix, gm tech
Pontiac Repair: possible torque converter issues, pontiac grand prix, gm tech, convertor

Pontiac Repair: fiero ecm, throttle position sensor, orielies auto parts
throttle position sensor, orielies auto parts, pontiac formula: Yes on those older cars the Prom and the back up fule/spark chip are inside the ecm. Some have 2 some have 1 but they need to be swapped over from the old one to the new one. As for a TP sesnor code with the key on unplug the sensor and use a volt meter you...

Pontiac Repair: Grand Am "passive" security, car wont start, body control module
car wont start, body control module, lock cylinder: Hey Brian: well it s one of 2 things. depending on what year this car is either the body control module is bad due to water leaking into it from the heater box or the ignition lock cylinder housing is bad. More than likely the problem is the lock cylinder...

Pontiac Repair: gas guage, haynes repair manual, fuel gauge
haynes repair manual, fuel gauge, fuel sending unit: Hi Phil: It could be a lot of different things. The fact that it comes and goes means it could be a bad connection somewhere. In one of the connectors between the sensding unti and the engine computer. it could be the gauge it s self. Unsually when the sending...

Pontiac Repair: grand am, code p0300, pontiac grand am
code p0300, pontiac grand am, fuel pressure: Hi Tony: P0300 is a dandon Misfire code. meaning that the engine is misfiring on multiple cylinders and not bad enough for the enine computer to pinpoint exactly which one is the worst. For example if #1 cylinder was misfiring only it would set a code p0301...

Pontiac Repair: Head Rests, little holes, plastic pieces
little holes, plastic pieces, grand am se: Hi there: to romve the head rests on that car I believe you need a little small pick where the head rests go into the top of the seat there are 2 plastic pieces the head rests slide into. there are little holes in the pieces that you need to insert a small...

Pontiac Repair: Idler/Tensioner pulley, belt pulley, pontiac montana
belt pulley, pontiac montana, sp ring: You got me. This is a head schratcher. without seeing it it s hard to say what the issue is. It should be that hard.... I just don t have an answer for you. if the new part and the old part are exactly the same there should be no reason that it doesn t fit...

Pontiac Repair: Intake, upper intake manifold, rubber gasket
upper intake manifold, rubber gasket, buick engine: I would goto a GOOD parts store like NAPA or Carquest and get the correct gasket for the engine. Across the front and rear of the intake where the intake meets the block should have a rubber gasket not sealer. Only Chevy engines use that. That is a Buick...

Pontiac Repair: key wont turn, pontiac grand am, lock cylinder
pontiac grand am, lock cylinder, lock smith: Hi Anthonio: well either a tumbler is jammed inside the ignition lock cylinder ot the retainer that holds the tumblers in came out and jammed the lock cylinder up. If it will not turn it s either a job for the dealer or a lock smith. If it will not turn...

Pontiac Repair: keyless entry receiver, rear speaker, remote start
rear speaker, remote start, base model: Hi Matt: That is located on the rear package shelf behind the rear seat. It s on the right side of the car by the rear speaker. You need to take that shelf off and it s under that. It is a small black plastic box that is about 3 x4 square with one connector...

Pontiac Repair: knocking under acceleration, crank shaft, sensor positions
crank shaft, sensor positions, spd auto: If the timing chain is right dead on and the chain didn t jump time. How about the shoes that the chain rides on? the one on the top between the 2 cams has a tendency to break. if all is well there then it is possable that the chain on the oil pump/balance...

Pontiac Repair: Lost my only keyless remote, pontiac gran prix, gran prix 3
pontiac gran prix, gran prix 3, body control module: I think you will be able to program the remote even know the alarm was armed. I m not to sure on that car is the body control module cuts off the fuel supply to the engine or not. My guess is yes. I don t know if that car for that year has pass key theft or...

Pontiac Repair: leaky trunk, weather strip, mosy
weather strip, mosy, tail lamp: Hi Jeanne: it could be a few things. if the trunk has a spoiler on the lid that could be leaking into the trunk. open the trunk and see if the lining under the deck lit is wet if so look there first. the weatherstrip around the parameter of the trunk could...

Pontiac Repair: lock plate doesn't go in Pontiac Transport 1993 3.8l, copper cylinder, pontiac transport
copper cylinder, pontiac transport, screw driver: Hey Pascal: I looked tah the link you sent me and that is sort of like what you have in your van but a bit different.. From what I can gather from the picture you sent and the issue you are having you need the correct tool for the job. what you need is...

Pontiac Repair: Metro acceleration problem, pontiac man, throttle linkage
pontiac man, throttle linkage, priming the pump: the pressure dropping 10-15 PSI is a bit excessive I would think tht maybe 5-10 MAx would be the norm..Having to prime it 2 times is not good either unless the extra prime was to get the gauge to work.. leave the guage on the car for about an hour with the...

Pontiac Repair: Misfire/pre-ignition on 96 T/A, vacuum leak, combustion chamber
vacuum leak, combustion chamber, fuel mixture: Hi John: First off you need to find out what the code is that is causing the lamp to come on. You could have an issue with a knock sensor and it s not retarding the timing when the ping starts. You could have some sirt of vacuum leak where the engine...

Pontiac Repair: O2 sensor Issues, copper wire, ground wires
copper wire, ground wires, quad 4: Take a look at the gound wires on the engine to transmission bolts. The lower 2 bolts on the front side of the car which is the left side of the engine. they are uaually paired up 2 wires on each stud. Give the wires a nice tug and see if they break off. If...

Pontiac Repair: no overdrive, sludge deposits, pontiac dealer
sludge deposits, pontiac dealer, grand prix 3: i STILL STAND BY WHAT i SAID BEFORE THE FACT THAT IT WILL NOT UPSHIFT IT HAS TO HAVE COME KIND OF A CONTROL ISSUE GOING INTO OT INSIDE THE TRANSMISSION. WITH OUT THE USE OF A SCAN TOOL TO SEE ACTUALLY WHAT S GOING ON WITH THE TRANSMISSION IT S REALLY HARD...

Pontiac Repair: overheating, electric cooling fan, coolant temp
electric cooling fan, coolant temp, head gasket: Hi Chris: does the electric cooling fan come on? if not try turning on the a/c if equipped and it still works after it s running for about a minute the electric fan should come on. If not I would look at the fuses and relays for the fan. With out a scan...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Sunfire won't start., pontiac sunfire, fuse box
pontiac sunfire, fuse box, trouble lights: Hi Bob: well first off when you turn the car to run none of the indicators on the dash cluster light up? how about the gauges do they operate if it s equipped with them? The car cranks but will not start. Does the security lamp turn on or start fashing?...

Pontiac Repair: p0420 code, p0420 code, threshold bank
p0420 code, threshold bank, vacuum leak: I just looked. that engine actually has 4 o2 sensors. 1 in each exhaust manifold and 1 behind each cat converter. what I meant was when cars get a pile of miles on them thye converts just wear out. the other reason for failure is an engine misfire meaning...

Pontiac Repair: front-passenger tie rod, inner tie rod, pontiac grand prix
inner tie rod, pontiac grand prix, steering knuckle: Hi Trish: Well first off if the tie rod broke when you turn the wheel that side will not turn so that would be the issue. Now if something else broke when that let go I can t tell you. It s easy to replace the tie rod end is just threaded on to the inner...

Pontiac Repair: pontiac, chevy monte carlo, pontiac grand prix
chevy monte carlo, pontiac grand prix, model pontiac: a buick century or regal an oldsmodile cutlass or a chevy monte carlo or lumina would all work. you may have to switch an exhaust manifold over or a heater pipe but the block and manifolds are all the same. Just make sure it s the same year. You may also have...

Pontiac Repair: possible torque converter issues, torque converter clutch, pontiac grand prix
torque converter clutch, pontiac grand prix, steady speed: Hi Kelly: What do you mean by jumps? Does the engine feel like it s running on less than 6 cylinders lack power? Does the transmission slip ? meaning the engine RPM s jump up erraticly and the car doesn t speed up? I don t know what 3 things sopmeone told...

Pontiac Repair: re start, lmap, factory security
lmap, factory security, distribution problem: Hey Larry: does this car have a security lamp on when your trying to start it? Or is the lmap flashing? It may have a factory security system failure. if not then you have some sort of a root cause to the no crank and no start. if you have the key in the...

Pontiac Repair: refrigerant charge quantity on 93 Grand Am, google search, rule of thumb
google search, rule of thumb, r134a: Hi David: Sorry I can t help you out on that My service manuals on the net only go back to 1998. You can try a google search or try autozones web site. That car has r-12 in it from the factory. if your retrofitting it with r134a as a rule of thumb the 134...

Pontiac Repair: running badly, crank sensor, cam sensor
crank sensor, cam sensor, coil pack: If it s still running badly and hesitatin just unplug it and see if it runs better and the hesitation goes away. It may lack power when you drive it but if the hesitation is gon you found the problem. I would fist off take it to see what code is in the computer...

Pontiac Repair: running badly, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: I suggest you take this to a shop or dealership that has a clue as to what they are looking for. I still syat I would look long and hard at the mass air flow sensor if that reading is off it throws the entire fule tril off from when the engine is at idle to...

Pontiac Repair: steering column, chevrolet monte carlo, monte carlo ss
chevrolet monte carlo, monte carlo ss, 1987 monte carlo ss: Okay now I know what you are trying to do... I can t help you on the length of the column but you can get one out of any G body car Buick Regal, Olds Cutlass, Chevrolet Monte carlo. They should all be the same! The only difference is either floor shift a...

Pontiac Repair: just stops running, crank shaft position sensor, shaft position
crank shaft position sensor, shaft position, fuel pressure: Hi Dana: well it s loosing either fuel pressure or spark. when it dies you will have to see what it s missing. My guess would be either a bad fuel pump or a bad crank shaft position sensor. But you have to get it into a failed state to find out which way...

Pontiac Repair: Tries to start, noid light, engine computer
noid light, engine computer, bad computer: Hi Dave: Yes the distritubtor in directly controls the injectors. A code 43 is I belive for spark Knock or spark retard. The distributor has a pick up coild in it and that coil sends a siganl to the ignition module and then in turn that module controls...

Pontiac Repair: tail lights dash lights and gas gauge, gas gauge, dash lights
gas gauge, dash lights, tail lights: Hi again: It could be a lot of different things. As for the gas gauge it could be the gauge it s self or the sending unit in the tank bad. as for the lights if none of them work tail/dash lamps and all the fuses are good I would suspect either a bad switch....

Pontiac Repair: temperature gauge not working, proper test equipment, temp gauge
proper test equipment, temp gauge, temperature gauge: Hi there: Well it could be either the gauge bad or the sending unit on the engine. more times than not the sending unit goes bad before a guage goes bad.The sending unit is in the cylinder head and it has a dark green wire on it. With out the proper test...

Pontiac Repair: theft lock, pontiac sunfire, turn the key
pontiac sunfire, turn the key, pontiac: Hi Ray: try starting the car when it dies out let the light keep flashing. It will do it for about 10 minutes. When it either goes out or stays on steady turn the key off wait 30 seconds then try to start it again. It should start and sty running the lamp...

Pontiac Repair: theft system problems, remote car starter, remote starter
remote car starter, remote starter, lock cylinder: Hi Orlando: Yes the remote starter is thr oot of your problem. In order to install a remote starter on that car the factory theft system was overridden. The way they override it varrys from system to system but either the weay they hooked it up or the device...

Pontiac Repair: thermostat repair, thermostat repair, upper radiator hose
thermostat repair, upper radiator hose, pontiac grand prix: Hi Alicia: What engine is in this car? 3100 or 3800 engine. The 3800 engine is easy follor the upper radiator hose to the engine and where it attaches to the engine remove the 2 bolts and the cover and hose comes off and the thermostat is under that cover....

Pontiac Repair: turn signal bulb repacement, phillips head screws, side marker lamp
phillips head screws, side marker lamp, head bolts: H Steve: it s been a while since I took one of those a part..... Let me think. I belive that head lamp is held in from the top with a couple of 10MM head bolts and the whole assembly will come outtowards the front. I belive the side marker lamp on the...

Pontiac Repair: 1987 Fiero GT, 1987 fiero gt, fiero owner
1987 fiero gt, fiero owner, denmark copenhagen: If it dies out even holding it at 3,000 Rpm s and it doesn t sound like it s running on all 6 cylinders I would look at a fuel or park issue More spark. Get your self a spark checker and put it on the coil wire on the distributor cap and see what s going on?...

Pontiac Repair: 1995 Grand Prix Misfire & Now Won't Start, grand prix rough running
grand prix rough running: Hi Shane: I would start by checking the fuel pump pressure just because you hear it running doesn t mean it has enough pressure to run. that engine needs 40+ Psi to run okay. if that is okay thne next check for spark on the cylinders. If not that then maybe...

Pontiac Repair: 1995 Grand Prix Stereo, pontiac grand prix, streo
pontiac grand prix, streo, pontiac: Hi Keith: Yes the LOC is a anti tehft device in the radio. If you are not the original owner of the car chances are you don t have the code to put back into the radio to un lock it. It has to be done at a dealership. They have to retreve the back up code...

Pontiac Repair: 1996 GRAND AM SPEEDOMETER, GAS GAUGE PROBLEMS, gauge speedometer, gas gauge
gauge speedometer, gas gauge, fuel gauge: Hi Thomas: Lets see let me try to answer all your questions. The odometer doen t have to be working for a state inspection as long as it diplays the mileage that is good enough. As for the guages acting up it can be a communication issue between the engine...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 Bonneville A/C, bonneville ssei, inner fender
bonneville ssei, inner fender, fresh oil: Hey Ed: first off if the system is still full with a charge of refergerant it neeeds to be drained. This should be done mt a professinal with the proper equipment don t just let the chage out in to the air! disconnect the battery. next remove the belt and...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 Pontiac Bonneville 3800 engine replacement, pontiac bonneville, 3800 engine
pontiac bonneville, 3800 engine, junk yard: Hi there: I would say in terms of labor to remove the old engine and put in another :junk yard engine the labor would be around 10 hours to remove install and swap over any parts. That is just a guess on the time.. My job is just to fix em not quote a...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 pontiac grand prix se problems!!, advance auto parts, fuse boxes
advance auto parts, fuse boxes, pontiac grand prix: Hi William: well first off if none of the power windows work it s either a wiring problem going to the switch/bad ckt. breaker or a bad switch... I doubt you have every window motor bad. As for the OBDII connector it much have blown fuse. that car has...

Pontiac Repair: 1998 Bonneville shifting problem, power boost, extra power
power boost, extra power, bonneville: What do you mean the super charger is going out? you can run that engine with the belt off the super charger. it will run fine it just will not have the extra power/boost it would if the super charger was hooked up and running. The intake air jusat goes through...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Alero 2.4 L, front wheel bearings, water corrosion
front wheel bearings, water corrosion, car parts stores: Hey Rick: Does the light come on right away when the car is started up or do you have to start moving before it lights up? Is the brake fluid full in the master cylinder? If the lamp comes on right away there is either an EBCM control module failure or...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Bonneville SE A/C wierdness, dual climate, vacuum hose
dual climate, vacuum hose, climate control: Hi Dave: Yes on any of the dual climate controlcars it d possable for a low charge to cause a tempature change between the right and left sides but just subtle differance. Not huge temp differences. more than likely the temp control motor or the module...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Grand Am Emergency/Turn flashers, free repair manuals, google search
free repair manuals, google search, pontiac dealer: Hey Collins: You more than liley have a flasher element that has gone bad if both the turn and 4 way flashers are both not working. the falsher element is part of the 4 way button. There was a recall on this part you may want to contact a local pontiac...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 Boneville Door, bonneville window regulator
bonneville window regulator: Hi Charles: You can try a google search and see if that helps... But it s really not that hard to do. you need a door trim removal tool so you don t break the door or the retainers off. all around the perimeter of the door ther are plastic retainers that...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 pont washer pump, inner fender, bottom of the bottle
inner fender, bottom of the bottle, gran prix: Hey Mike: the pump is mounted on the washer bottle. you need to take the right inner fender well out to gain access to the washer bottle. It s mounted in the bottom of the bottle towards the engine side. the pump pushes into the bottle and clips in on the...

Pontiac Repair: 2005 Pontiac Impala, chevy impala, fuse box
chevy impala, fuse box, alfredo: Hi Alfredo: What is a Pontiac Impala? Is it a Chevy Impala? If so can you tlee me a little more of what s going on? Is the fuse in the under hood fuse box or in the fuse box inside the car? does the car just not crank or does it crank and stop when the...

Pontiac Repair: 2005 Pontiac Montana-delayed locks, pontiac montana, door locks
pontiac montana, door locks, body style: Hi Jan: You didn t state if this is an old body style or new body style Montana. I m gonna assume it s a SV6 new Body You chnage the options with the DIC buttons on the dash scroll through the options untill you fin delayed options and toggle through...

Pontiac Repair: 2005 pontiac grand am....., pontiac grand am, slow speeds
pontiac grand am, slow speeds, steering wheel: Hi Mel: When you say it dies out do you mean driving down the road or say at slow speeds like in a parking lot turning the wheel? It make a difference in which direction to look at. What happnes when it dies out is it like someone turns the key off or does...

Pontiac Repair: 4t60e trans, piston seal, pontiac transport
piston seal, pontiac transport, 4t60e: Hi Willaim: first off check tyhe fluid level and condition if it s full then you have an internal failure in the transmission. more than liley a ripped or leaking piston seal in one of the clutch assemblied in the transmission. You may want to try one of...

Pontiac Repair: 87 pontiac firebird, pontiac firebird, computer issue
pontiac firebird, computer issue, computer problem: Hi Delroy: I doubt it s any kind of computer issue. The lights on that car are all controlled by switches. I would start looking for a ground wire issue in the front or rear of the car. take out a socket in the rear tal lamp and turn on the lights see if...

Pontiac Repair: 93 Bonneville SSE 3.8 intermittent start issues, crank sensor, engine computer
crank sensor, engine computer, fuel rail: Hi Jim. Your on the right path. it s going to be an issue with the crank sensor,ignition module or a bad connecetion. The bad connection may be a gound wire. The crank sesnor sensd the engine speed input to the ignition module then the module runs the ignition...

Pontiac Repair: 94 Pontiac Bonneville coolant fan won't turn on, crankshaft sensor, pontiac bonneville
crankshaft sensor, pontiac bonneville, engine temp: Hi Sean: Well these 2 problems could be related and maybe not. The engine computer controls the coolant fan to turn on. It could be a bad fan, relay, computer or relay. You need a scan tool to see what the engine temp is running at and to see if the computer...

Pontiac Repair: My 95 grand am isnt working., fuel pressure regulator, engine seams
fuel pressure regulator, engine seams, crank shaft: Hey Joshua: Well if it s back firing through the intake I would tend to look at a spark issue. Either a coild that s acting up or an ignition module. if it s backfiring through the echaust the timing is off It could be even a crank shaft sensor that s acting...

Pontiac Repair: 96 grand am missing on cyl 1 and 3, fuel compression, ohm meter
fuel compression, ohm meter, nothe: Hi Ken: The 2 cylinders that are misfiring have nothe in common they are on different ignition coils. I would think that maybe the coil housing is bad I have seen the housing s go bad and the could crossfire inside the housing. You can use an ohm meter...

Pontiac Repair: 97 bonneville, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Hi James: Well it can be a lot of different things. It would look at the mass air flow sensor or a map sensor as being the problem. you can un plug either of them and take the car for a ride and see if it runs any better with either of them unplugged. with...

Pontiac Repair: '97 Grand Prix engine removal, google search, grand prix 3
google search, grand prix 3, assembly sequence: Hi Carter: This is a big under taking. And There is not enough room in the message to cover each and every stem neede to remove an engine. You need an engine hoist and a floor jack for starters. I would suggest you try an google search and see if you...

Pontiac Repair: 97 grand prix will not come out of park, heated seat, wiggle
heated seat, wiggle, grand prix: Hey Kevin: Ther is one wire connetor attached to the bottom of the shifter. take a look at that connctor. I think it has either 4 or 6 wires in the connector. wiggle the wires to see if any of them are broken off inside the connector. perticulary pink or...

Pontiac Repair: '97 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8, pontiac bonneville sse, pontiac bonneville
pontiac bonneville sse, pontiac bonneville, engine computer: Hey Dean: The MAP sensor is lotated on the top of the engine near the alternator. It is a black plastic piese with one connector on it with 3 wires in the connector. I can t tell you if changing it will turn off the lamp or not. You could have a wiring...

Pontiac Repair: 99 grand prix floods out, fuel pressure regulator, o2 sensor
fuel pressure regulator, o2 sensor, rubber hose: Hi Jerry: The most likely cause of this would be a fule pressure regulator. After the car has sat pull the rubber hose off the top of the fule pressure regulator If ther is raw fuel in the hose the regualtor is bad. Another cause could be an injector leaking...

Pontiac Repair: ABS system 1996 Grand Prix, rotor surface, wheel bearing
rotor surface, wheel bearing, speed sensors: I d still have the system check to see what the code was for. If you have a build up of dust on one wheel more than another I would suspect that that caliper for the brakes may be hanging up or the rotor surface is rotted out and it s wearing the brake pads...

Pontiac Repair: ABS and trac off light..., ABS lamp on grand prix
ABS lamp on grand prix: Hi Rudy: Does the lamp come on right away when you start the car up or do you have to start rolling before the lamp(s) come on? If they go on righ taway there is either an issue with the wiring to the ABS sensors or an internal failure in the ABS computer...

Pontiac Repair: ac on 2000 Grand Prix, rubber elbow, coat hanger
rubber elbow, coat hanger, floor pan: Hey Troy: I assume you mean the condensation water is leaking from the a/c system into passenger side floor. The problem is the drain for the heater box if plugged. It is a drain the goes through the fire wall from inside the car to outside of the car....

Pontiac Repair: How to add refrigerant to 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, coolant line, pontiac grand am
coolant line, pontiac grand am, c lines: Hi Ron: No that is the HI side the one with the red cap. look for a blue or black cap on the larger line downbmy the compressor. you want to always charge the system on the LO side. It depends on which engine this car has as to where the tap is. buy...

Pontiac Repair: Buick Rendezvous A/C Evaporator, "B" body SUV A/C
"B" body SUV A/C: Hi Scott: In order to gain access to the evaporator the heaterbox has to be removed from the vehicle. In order to get the heater box out the COMPLETE dash board carrier and support beam behind the dash board has to removed to get the heater box out. This...

Pontiac Repair: bad noise inside car while driving, Firebird differential noise
Firebird differential noise: Hi David: Well without hearing it I d venture to say it s pinion bearing that went bad in the differential. If it has been doing it for a while It may need a complete overhaul. If it just started doing it you can get away with just bearings. Ball park I...

Pontiac Repair: blower not blowing air through vents, pontiac grand prix, drain hole
pontiac grand prix, drain hole, fan work: Hey Dale: If this happened after replacing the motor and nothing else was done to the car. Here is a dumb idea. if the motor is incorrect for the car maybe the direction the motor is spinning is wrong. maybe is sucking instead of blowing. and that is why...

Pontiac Repair: blower motor, pontiac sunfire, pontiac dealer
pontiac sunfire, pontiac dealer, swiches: Hey Dan: the blower motor is located under the dash board below the glove box. ther are just three screws that hold the motor to the bottom side of the heater box. the blower resistor is located right next to the motor it has 2 screws and one big wire...

Pontiac Repair: bmc for 2001 pontiac aztek, 2001 pontiac aztek, pontiac aztek
2001 pontiac aztek, pontiac aztek, ac delco: Hi Kathy: The body control module is located under the center console in vehicle. It s attached to the back side of the fuse box. The top of the center console has to be removed to gain access to the fusebox and the body module. It s not that bad a job...

Pontiac Repair: A/C and Blow Issue in 96 Grand Prix, vacuum leak, dash vents
vacuum leak, dash vents, floor vents: Hi Michael. I think you have 2 different issues here. You may have an issue with a mode door inside the car where one of the doors is binfing up or that actuator may be bad for the mode door. You could have a vacuum leak going into the car causing the air...

Pontiac Repair: Car Won't Start, pontiac grand am, charging system
pontiac grand am, charging system, grand am: Hi Jackie: More than likely the alternator quit charging or is only putting out a fraction of what it normally should. This is what chages the battery back up and keeps it is a pretty constant voltage. If you ran the battery right down to nothing you may...

Pontiac Repair: Computerized AC unit blows hot air, vacuum pressure, ac unit
vacuum pressure, ac unit, auto fan: Hi Mike: weel the problem is either with the control head or withe the temp actuator on the HVAC box. chances are the actuator is bad more than anything else. The actator is loacted on the top HVAC box behind the glove box. Without the use of a scan tool...

Pontiac Repair: a/c, ducet, engine computer
ducet, engine computer, dash switch: Hi Tom: That car has a pressure trans ducet in the hi side pressure line. If the system is full and it will not turn on that is the first thing I would look at. That sensor tells the engine computer the amount of pressure in the system. If it s not reading...

Pontiac Repair: A/c compressor clutch wont engage, compressor clutch, ping noise
compressor clutch, ping noise, pontiac grand am: Hey Justin: If you have you are trying to recharge the system and it will not take a chage because the compressor clutch will not not turn on try pulling the can for the rechage in a bucket of hot water That will increase the pressure in the can and hopefully...

Pontiac Repair: car is becoming gutless, port fuel injection, trans am firebird
port fuel injection, trans am firebird, eaither: Hi Tyler: what engine is in this a TBI or port fuel injection engine? It could be a lor of things from a EGR valve that is to quick to open on acceleration to a lack of fuel pump pressure to a bad distributor or coil or even a bad set of plug wires. With...

Pontiac Repair: car stalling, fuel mixture, pressure gauge
fuel mixture, pressure gauge, throttle plate: Hi Shannon: the fact that it chuggs and burps before it does woul indicate a fuel mixture issue. If it dies comming to a stop I d look at an idle control valve or a throttle plate that is gummed up with carbon. If it dies driving down the road I would put...

Pontiac Repair: Drivers side window, window regulators, grans
window regulators, grans, bonneville: Hi Ken: if you car has one of the window regulators with a cable and the cable came off the rollers it needs a new regulator. If this is a grans Am I d also take a look at the mounts for the window regulator to the glass they usually break off when the...

Pontiac Repair: electrical, battery cables, underbody lights
battery cables, underbody lights, pontiac grand am: Hi Mark: well first off it s take off theose under body lamps. If you have issues where lamps dim when there is an extra load put on the electrical system I s start looking at the battery and it s connections. look at the ground wires on the body near the...

Pontiac Repair: engine conversion kit, grand prix gtp, dual overhead cam
grand prix gtp, dual overhead cam, v8 power: Hi Randy: I have no Idea I d let your fingers do the walking through the internet do a google search. A few other things to take into consideration. You WILL NNED ANOTHER transmission to go along with that engine they do not match up what you have now to...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 pontiac grand prix se problems!!, circut breaker, fuse box
Pontiac Repair: 1997 pontiac grand prix se problems!!, circut breaker, fuse box, breake

Pontiac Repair: 2001 Boneville Door, american cars, cable length
Pontiac Repair: 2001 Boneville Door, american cars, cable length, fine tune

Pontiac Repair: Grand Prix Lack of Power, catalatic converter, warranty
Pontiac Repair: Grand Prix Lack of Power, catalatic converter, warranty

Pontiac Repair: Lack Of Boost, rattling sound, zakk
Pontiac Repair: Lack Of Boost, rattling sound, zakk, supercharger

Pontiac Repair: SunRoof/Moonroof 92 pontiac grand prix, headliner
Pontiac Repair: SunRoof/Moonroof 92 pontiac grand prix, headliner

Pontiac Repair: fuel gauge, fuel level sensor, grand prix gtp
fuel level sensor, grand prix gtp, fuel system treatment: Hi Kraig: Chnaces are that the fuel level sensor has gone bad on the fuel pump module. The terminals on the level sesnor wear out and cause exactly what you have said is happening to your car. Get the part from a dealer not aftermarket! while you are there...

Pontiac Repair: G6 Caliper Piston Dust Boot Repair, caliper piston, correct tool
caliper piston, correct tool, boot repair: Hey Ed: The dust boot it pressed into the caliper with a special tool the outside diameter of the seal is actually the means of which the seal stays in the bore of the caliper. you can try using a brass puch or a plastic dowel to punch it in the only problem...

Pontiac Repair: Grand Prix Lack of Power, grand prix gt, first brick
grand prix gt, first brick, 3800 engine: Hey Robert: Well it s either the converter is oartailly plugged not allowing the engine to breathe or it s a fuel delivery problem from a pluggd fuel filter or a fule pump that can t produce enough pressure or volume of fuel that the engine needs to run....

Pontiac Repair: gagues, temperature gauge, ohm meter
temperature gauge, ohm meter, trans sport: either the wire for the gauge is shorted to power or shorted to ground or it s a open cky between the sensor and the gauge. I can t remeber what the gauge does if any of those things happnes to the wire. use an ohm meter and check the wire from the gauge inside...

Pontiac Repair: HEADS UP DISPLAY, grand prix gtp, interior lamps
grand prix gtp, interior lamps, head lamps: Hi Matt: well it one of a ouple of things. Does the display fade ina and out at night when the head lamps are on or during the day it cuts in and out? if it does it at night when it fades out do the dash lights cut out or the radio dispaly? if so then the...

Pontiac Repair: heater a/c problems, pontiac dealer, cabin filter
pontiac dealer, cabin filter, blower fan: Hey Steve: 9 out of 10 times the blower motor control module is the cause of the motor not shutting off. Did you get an original factory control module for this? The control module is the resistor . was the connector all corroded up? If the motor is bad...

Pontiac Repair: over heating, pontiac trans sport, radiator hose
pontiac trans sport, radiator hose, themostat: Hi Mackel: Well The top hose is the outlet from the engine so it should be hotter than the lower hose. If it s hard it means there is a lot of pressure in the system. If it has an air pocket it it it could over heat. There is an air bleedler valve on the...

Pontiac Repair: ignition lock cylinder, problem whit, star button
problem whit, star button, lock cylinder: what model car is this? There is no way to bypass the key? depending on what happned to it this is a job for a locksmith or the dealer. depending on the car getting thye lock cylinder out is not that bad a job. Some are relativly easy to remove and some...

Pontiac Repair: Key ignition/tilt wheel, firebird pass key problem
firebird pass key problem: Hi Jerald: Sounds to me like the wires in the steering column for the pass key security system have broken and when the column is in the ritght tilt position the wires make contact and then it will start. Not really a job for the do it your selfer because...

Pontiac Repair: Lack Of Boost, grand prix gtp, vacuum hoses
grand prix gtp, vacuum hoses, performance loss: Hi Zakk: it could be a few things. if it feels like it always has and not performance loss noted I d be inclined to thin the issue is with either the boost sensor or the indicator on the drivers info center. take a look at the vacuum hoses on the engine...

Pontiac Repair: lopeing idle hard to start, pontiac trans sport, vacuum leak
pontiac trans sport, vacuum leak, throttle plate: Why would you leave Negative feed back on this answer: I answered 3 or 4 other ones for you. This answer was no different than the other ones. Every question you sent to me was a bit vauge and I tried to help you out as much as possable. It s hard to give...

Pontiac Repair: low oil pressure, low oil pressure, pontiac firebird
low oil pressure, pontiac firebird, pressure relief valve: Hi Nancy: Are you just going off the gauge on the dash board or have you had it verified with a mechanical gauge? If with a mechanical gauge the pressure is still low I would suspect internal engine wear that is causing low pressure. On those older 3800...

Pontiac Repair: map sensor 95 bonneville, pontiac bonneville, question thanks
pontiac bonneville, question thanks, pcv valve: the plastic manifolds have issues but not running problems. they warp and leak coolant into and out of the engine. if it is the original manifold and I wouldn t look there. if it was recently changed there are cases where there is a o-ring uncer the pcv valve...

Pontiac Repair: montana 1999 stalls, Montana Stall issue
Montana Stall issue: Hi Marsha: Taking the gas cap off could be a fluke more than likely! when it stalls does it chug all the time then stall or is it like someone turning the key off? If it spits and chugs before it dies I d look at a fuel pressure issue. Either a pump that...

Pontiac Repair: overheating, engine temp, cold car
engine temp, cold car, engine computer: Hi Jeff: The sensor of the coolnat fans it the one for the engine control module it s in the intake manifold. That may not be the issue though. If the car srats and runs fine I would douby it s the sensor. That sensor is a main input for the engine for...

Pontiac Repair: Park Neutral Safety Switch Removal, pontiac sunbird, neutral safety switch
pontiac sunbird, neutral safety switch, penetrating oil: Hi Jim: I assume you mean the switch on the top of the transmission correct? If you cna not get it to come off the shaft try a bit of snad paper on the shaft to remove any rust or corrosion on it. Also a spray of penetrating oil will help to get it off. You...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Van Jerking When Braking & Riding Rough at Higher Speeds, pontiac montana, brake calipers
pontiac montana, brake calipers, head gasket: Hi Lynn: I thionk a couple of these issues are related. The brake noise and jerking when applying the brakes are more than likely the same thing. On of the brake calipers may be hanging up dragging and that is causing the noise and the jerking feel whan...

Pontiac Repair: pontiac grand am 24v.twin cam, pontiac grand am, dasboard
pontiac grand am, dasboard, communication issue: Hey Luba: Well if it starts then stalls I would lean towards the factory anti-theft system. if the security lamp is on or is flashing that is a dead give a way. If not then you could have some sort of a power issue maybe a bad ignition switch not powering...

Pontiac Repair: Replaced 3300 Intake Manifold Gasket.....Now Problem, mass air flow sensor, intake manifold gasket
mass air flow sensor, intake manifold gasket, mass air flow: Hi John: Try this. Unplug the Mass Air Flow sensor. Its on the throttle body it has 1 plug with 3 wires on it. It s a square black plastic piece about 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 wide and drive the car. if the bad running and the severe hesitation are gone that s what...

Pontiac Repair: rear turn signal, left turn signal, pontiac grand am
left turn signal, pontiac grand am, trunk area: Hi Bekah: It s not to big of a job. You need to pull back the carpet in the trunk area by the lamp and take off the nuts that hold the lamp to the body of that car there is more than likely 4 or 5 of them once the nuts are removed the lamp can be taken...

Pontiac Repair: Shifter stuck in park, twin cam engine, blown fuse
twin cam engine, blown fuse, pontiac grand am: Hi Fredrick: it s beena while since I had one of those aprat. But more times than not the issue was the shifter it s self would bo bad or the pin that goes down the middle of the shifter shaft would bend or bind uo and not allow the shifter to move. when...

Pontiac Repair: SunRoof/Moonroof 92 pontiac grand prix, sunroof grand prix
sunroof grand prix: hey Travis: no there is no manual way to close the roof. if it doesn t move it could be a lot of things like the switch,the tracks are jammed, the motor or the module.. more times than not it s the module or th motor but i have seen all of these things...

Pontiac Repair: sounds like low compression, pontiac trans sport, head gasket
pontiac trans sport, head gasket, push rods: Hi Mackel: sounds to me like when you put this back together you may have mixed up the push rods for the valves. there are 2 different size push rods. The longer ones go on the exhaust valves and the shorter ones are for the intake. That is more than likely...

Pontiac Repair: Transmission, rd gear, pontiac grand prix
rd gear, pontiac grand prix, transmission shifts: Hey Joe: Bad news if the transmission shifts in 3 rd gear and there is nothing there and the engine revs up 3 rd gear is broken. The transmission will need to be taken apart to find the cause. It could just be that it s worn out being it s 17 years old...

Pontiac Repair: no turn signals not working, pontiac bonneville, dash lights
pontiac bonneville, dash lights, steering column: Hi Tony: If the 4 ways flashers work but not the turn siganls. Chnaces are that the falsher element has gone bad. First off turn on the 4 way s and walk around the car and lamps that are in op repair. Then try a falsher element. It s under the dash near the...

Pontiac Repair: vaporlock ???, temp guage, fan clutch
temp guage, fan clutch, fill tank: Hi Denis: well you could have an air pocket in the system somewhere if it was low on coolant at one time. The temp guage could be off It shouldn t be over heating and pushing coolnat out if the temp is in the normal range. It could have a bad pressure cap...

Pontiac Repair: '00 Montana Window Motor mount, milage, junk yard
milage, junk yard, window regulator: Hi Dave: Yes you need a complete door window module. It s the whole plastic piece inside the door that has the window regulator and door lock part of it. New this part is EXTREMLY expensive! I d look into getting a used one from a junk yard. The only problem...

Pontiac Repair: 1992 Grand Prix GTP, vacuum leak, perfect shape
vacuum leak, perfect shape, throttle plate: Hey James: It can be a bunch of things. you could have an idle control valve that is going bad and it slow moveing or gummed up and when you come to a stop it s not fast enoughto stabalize the idle and causes a stall. The throttle plate could be gummed...

Pontiac Repair: 1994 Graqnd Prix, mass airflow sensor, manifold gaskets
mass airflow sensor, manifold gaskets, rust belt: Hi Wendell: well it could be oil from the swap but If it continues it s something else. If this has a 3.1 liter engine the lower intake manifold gaskets leak both oil and coolant and that is more likely where it s coming from. As for the a/c it s more than...

Pontiac Repair: 1994 Pontiac Transport Blower, pontiac transport, test light
pontiac transport, test light, 12 volts: Hi Steve: well you could have a few issues with this. You could have a bad ground going to the motor, A bad connection at the motor or high resistance in the wiring to the motor. check it on the HI setting and use a test light is a real bulb in it not an...

Pontiac Repair: 1995 Grand Prix SE engine problem, crank sensor, fuel starvation
crank sensor, fuel starvation, obd 1: Hi Jim: well that resinator may not be the issue but a plugged catalitic converter could do it. un hook the pipe and see if it runs with the converter off. You could have any number of things wrong with this and it seems heat related. It could be a crank...

Pontiac Repair: 1996 grand am, interior lamps, stop lamp
interior lamps, stop lamp, dash lights: Hi Martin: if you have no brake light I would look at possably a bad stop lamp switch. If the dash lamps do not work I d look at possably a interior lamps fuse. I know you sid you have new fuses but the interior lamps fuse is overlooked at times. If that...

Pontiac Repair: 1996 Pontiac Grand Am, coolant tank, overflow tube
coolant tank, overflow tube, head gasket: I depends on exactly where it is. If it to the leff of the pump do you mean standing on the right side of the car and looking at the front of the engine? If so then I would suspect a front timing cover gasket may be leakingbetween the cover and the block....

Pontiac Repair: 1996 pontiac grand am v6, pontiac grand am, ac system
pontiac grand am, ac system, plastic cap: Hi Andrew: The LO side charge port should be on the lines on the back of the a/c compressor on that car. Some of them have a blue plastic cap on the service port and some have a black cap. ONLY CHARGE ON TH LO SIDE! There should be a tag under the hood...

Pontiac Repair: 1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT (Keyless failure), keyless remotes, pontiac grand am
keyless remotes, pontiac grand am, trunk release: Hi Noman: Will if both of then quit working and the power door locks still work from inside the car and the trunk release wors as well. My guess would be the keyless entry module (receiver) has gone bad. It s odd that they both quit working at the same...

Pontiac Repair: 1998 pontiac transport montana, serial data stream, digital information center
serial data stream, digital information center, fuel level sender: Try this. This is a page right out of the service manual. about 1/3 the way down it has a way to change it from metric to english. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Driver Information Center (DIC) or Message...

Pontiac Repair: 1998 Sunfire Cooling Fan Not Running, coolant temp, fuse box
coolant temp, fuse box, engine temp: Hey Bob: Pretty good job of eliminating the different parts of the system. I would first off swap that relay with another one in the fuse box with the same part # and see if the fan works then. If not then start looking into it further. The coolant temp...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Montana Passenger Cold/Driver Warm, Montana A/C
Montana A/C: Hi Scott: I have seen this happen on Grand prix s not on a Montana. Essentially they are the same system in both cars. Either the system is not charged correctly. I know you said you had it recharged But it doesn t mean it was done correctly. or there...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 door panels, phillips head screws, power window switch
phillips head screws, power window switch, flat blade: Hi Dennis: Front and rear panels come off the same way except for the front panels have an extra piece by where the mirror is. remove the red reflector ther is a scre behind that remove that. remove the power window switch ther is a screw under the switches....

Pontiac Repair: 2001 pontiac grand am se, pontiac grand am, ammco
pontiac grand am, ammco, best bet: Hi Jamie: yes it can happen. These transmission in these cars are electronically operated/shifted. The loud noise may be from the engine reving up high due to the transmission staying in a low gear. The noise could be from the transmission also.. Has any...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 pontiac sunfire starter ingaugeing while car is running, pontiac sunfire, 2001 pontiac sunfire
pontiac sunfire, 2001 pontiac sunfire, pontiac: Hi Debra: Did this car have a recall done for it yet? There was a recall for the ignition switch where a new relay was put in the starter wiring? If that relay was bad or if the contact in the ignition switch were bad it could cause this? Does it happne...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Pontiac Montana, control arm bushings, front wheel bearings
control arm bushings, front wheel bearings, pontiac montana: Hi Steve: There are a few. Lower intake manifold gaskets leak oil/coolant. Front lower control arm bushings,Power sliding door issues,Tail lamp circuit boards,A/C Condensers,Front wheel bearings,Fule level sensors in the gas tanks. Power window motors/linkages.Radio...

Pontiac Repair: 2004 grand am se temp gauge, hi doug, kind of reading
hi doug, kind of reading, engine computer: Hi Doug: Is that the only gauage that s not working? fuel tach,speedo all working? If they all work then you didn t pop a fuse. if just the one gauge is in op chance are that the guage is bad. As wierd as it seeems that is more than likely it. The temp...

Pontiac Repair: 2005 Grand Prix, old fords, loose connection
old fords, loose connection, fuel pressure: Hi Tony: well it could be any number of things. It s gotta be an electrical issue of some kind a loose connection somewhere and the bump jared something loose... You need to check for spark on all 6 cylindrers and for fuel pressure. No these cars do not...

Pontiac Repair: 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix SE, pontiac grand prix, fog lamps
pontiac grand prix, fog lamps, auto lamps: Hi Sara: what do you man by dim head lamps? The daytime running lamps that are on during the day? or are you having an issue with the hi/lo beam headlamps? What happens? Do they cut out all together? do the auto headlamps come on when they shouldn t? A good...

Pontiac Repair: 2008 Pontiac G6 wrecked/repaired now won't start, pontiac g6 sedan, pontiac g6
pontiac g6 sedan, pontiac g6, high speed data: Hey Rod: well a few things. Yes the grounds on the radiator support ate a good place to start looking which you did. That car has 2 data lines a high speed and low speed data line the engine and transmission are on the high speed data line. There are actually...

Pontiac Repair: 88 lemans, beut, ohm meter
beut, ohm meter, dumb question: Hey Zac: Well I asusme this doesn t have any spark and that is why you changed all the ignition parts? Dumb question beut when you crank over the car does the rotor turn in the distributor? If not I would suspect a broken timing belt. That woul cause a...

Pontiac Repair: 92 SUNBIRD 3.1, lean condition, scan tool
lean condition, scan tool, engine computer: what I mean is up to the minute fuel delivery. on a scan tool you can see how the engine computer is driving the fuel delivery into the engine. short term is right now the way the engine is being run. that is a good indication of what s going on. if while...

Pontiac Repair: 93 grand am 3.3L, mass air flow, crank sensor
mass air flow, crank sensor, cam sensor: Hi Caleb: Yes it does have a cam sensor but if that were bad you would have a service engine soon light on. Is it? If so do you know what codes if any that are in the engine computer? You may want to try something simple.. Unplug the mass air flow sesnor...

Pontiac Repair: 93 grand prix chug, crank shaft, correct signal
crank shaft, correct signal, cat converter: Hey Jim: It could be a alot of things. Possably a restricted exhaust (cat converter) do a back pressure test when it s acting up. You could have a fule pump issue where it has enough pressure but not enough volume. When the pump warms up it could actually...

Pontiac Repair: 93 pontiac grand am high idle, vacuum leak, throttle positioning sensor
vacuum leak, throttle positioning sensor, pontiac grand am: Hi Dan. A few thoughts. either ther is a vacuum leak somewhere. The TPS you put on it incorrect for the car or is out of adjustment or you have an Idle control motor that is not working correctly. If you have a scan tool the TPS reading on that engine should...

Pontiac Repair: 95 sunfire misfire 2.3litr, smell of gas, autozone
smell of gas, autozone, bad car: Hi Cahrlie: well It could be a bad coil housing. The big plastic piece the coils sit in. they cross fire between the coils. It s a pretty common issue with this engine. If you swapped the coils and the same 2 cylinder are dead If s gotta be the housing...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Grand Prix fuel gauge stuck on full, prix fuel, fuel gauge
prix fuel, fuel gauge, shift lock: Hi Bonita: The fule level sensor in the gast tank has more then liley gone bad as to why the gauge is stuck on full that is a pretty common problem. As for the shifter it s one of a few things. Either the shifter it s self is bad or one of the wires going...

Pontiac Repair: 97 grand am, rear defroster, auto lamps
rear defroster, auto lamps, drl module: Yes that could be the issue. On that car the DRL/auto lamps are controlled by the insterment panel cluster. that could have gone bad causing the lamps to be commanded on VIA the relay. unplug the cluster and give it a try. The big connector on it not the small...

Pontiac Repair: 97 pontiac grand am, fuel level sensor, gas gauge
fuel level sensor, gas gauge, pontiac grand am: Hi Amy: I thinbk you either have a cople of problems here or possably they could be the same root problem. You could have a bad ground wire or connection somewhere. Possably under the battery tray or even on the battery. that may be causing a bunch of issues....

Pontiac Repair: 98 bonneville AC problem, buick engine, buick lesabre
buick engine, buick lesabre, hvac unit: No the engine in the car should make a difference. as long as the a/c system was charged back up to it s proper amount changing the engine shouldn t make a difference. I still think ther is some kind of sesnor issue with this car or maybe a actuator for one...

Pontiac Repair: 99 pontiac grand prix v8, rubber elbow, water floods
rubber elbow, water floods, pontiac grand prix: Hey Dale: whicho2 sensor is bad #1 or #2 the #1 is in the exhaust manifold on the side of the engine near the fire wall and #2 is under the car in the exhaust pipe. It just has a plug on it you disconnect and then unthread it from the pipe/manifold. The...

Pontiac Repair: Automatic Climate Control in a 98 Pontiac Grand Prix SE, No air flow from blower motor
No air flow from blower motor: Hey James: The next time this happens turn the heat to full hot and see if the air flow starts to work. If so I think you may have an evaporator for the a/c system that is freezing up. What happnes in the humid weather if the a/c is on and the system is...

Pontiac Repair: ac compressor Pontiac Sunfire 2004, pontiac sunfire, 2 nuts
pontiac sunfire, 2 nuts, ac compressor: Hi Heather: You just swap that stud from the old one to the new one. use 2 nuts on the stud. tighten them down tight one each other and then the bottom bolt that closes to where the stuf goes into the compressor turn that nut out and the whole stud will...

Pontiac Repair: Blinker problems, bump in the road, sied
bump in the road, sied, model car: Hi May: What type of car is this ? Model I mean? if you wiggle the bulb and it starts to owrk either the socket or circuit board that the bulb is plugged into is the problem. There must be a bad connection there and when you wiggle the bulb it starst to...

Pontiac Repair: Bonneville climate control, temperature control unit, salvage yard
temperature control unit, salvage yard, gm dealer: Hi Debi: well from the sounds of this and what you said you had a issue pior to the engine rpleaced but a different issue so there is an underlying problem here. the fact that the display is flashing menas there is a fault in the system some where. My guess...

Pontiac Repair: buying 94 trans sport any known major problems with this vehicle?, dodge caravan, church mouse
dodge caravan, church mouse, wierd things: Hi Donna: Well first off that Van is okay...... There are not a lot of issues with them. A few with engine running problems/stalling. They have a few suspension parts that go bad on them like tie rod ends. as a whole the is not bad. However, the van is...

Pontiac Repair: A/C problem, passenger side
passenger side: Hi Nichole: Yes more than likely it leaked out or you didn t put in the correct charge. I would chage it again if it s empty and use a can of charge/tracer dye. then run the car and when it stops working look around and see if you can see the leak. The...

Pontiac Repair: One Cylinder Not Firing, pontiac sunfire, piston rings
pontiac sunfire, piston rings, wire coil: Hi Shelley: well in order for an engine to run correctly it needs 3 things. spark,fuel and compression. the spark could be a plug,wire,coil or module. The fuel could be fule pressure bad sensor or bad fuel injector. The compression is an engine mechanical...

Pontiac Repair: car overheating than stalling out while driving, head gasket problem, electric cooling fan
head gasket problem, electric cooling fan, car overheats: Hi Justin: when the car overheats does the electric cooling fan run on the radaitor? If not then you have to find the root cause of the fan problem. If the a/c on this car still works turn it on and after about a minute the fan should come on if not then...

Pontiac Repair: my car shuts down and restarts, torque converter clutch, crank shaft position sensor
torque converter clutch, crank shaft position sensor, shaft position: Hi Jaquell: Well fist off I have no I idea what a CCT is? maybe TCC??? That is a torque converter clutch? That is odd in one of these cars to go bad and cause a stalling. If that were the case when it stalls it would stall and feel like a manual transmission...

Pontiac Repair: crankshaft positioning sensor, pontiac grand prix, acceptable price
pontiac grand prix, acceptable price, crankshaft: Hi Keith: Good question. I d say with diagnosis time,Parts and labor maybe $250.00-$300.00 I m not quite sure how much the part is but I d say an hour diag. time and about an hour labor + the part to come up with the total dollar amount for the repair....

Pontiac Repair: '00 Montana Window Motor mount, goodyear
Pontiac Repair: '00 Montana Window Motor mount, goodyear

Pontiac Repair: 1998 pontiac transport montana, information center, dic
Pontiac Repair: 1998 pontiac transport montana, information center, dic

Pontiac Repair: 1998 Sunfire Cooling Fan Not Running, plug wires, tension
Pontiac Repair: 1998 Sunfire Cooling Fan Not Running, plug wires, tension, pep boys

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Montana Passenger Cold/Driver Warm, actuator, grand prix
Pontiac Repair: 2000 Montana Passenger Cold/Driver Warm, actuator, grand prix

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Pontiac Montana, control arm bushings, front wheel bearings
Pontiac Repair: 2002 Pontiac Montana, control arm bushings, front wheel bearings, intake manifold gasket

Pontiac Repair: 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix SE, mechanic check, high beams
Pontiac Repair: 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix SE, mechanic check, high beams, body control module

Pontiac Repair: 88 lemans, position sensor, grand am
Pontiac Repair: 88 lemans, position sensor, grand am, crank

Pontiac Repair: buying 94 trans sport any known major problems with this vehicle?, road tubes, ac delco
Pontiac Repair: buying 94 trans sport any known major problems with this vehicle?, road tubes, ac delco, mini vans

Pontiac Repair: Little/no oil after oil change, pcv valve, chevette
Pontiac Repair: Little/no oil after oil change, pcv valve, chevette, quarts

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Sunfire Water Outlet, sunfire gt, water outlets
Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Sunfire Water Outlet, sunfire gt, water outlets, heater hose

Pontiac Repair: pontiac grand prix 2002 gt, wifes, grand prix
Pontiac Repair: pontiac grand prix 2002 gt, wifes, grand prix, tapping

Pontiac Repair: Temperature gauge not working, grand prix gtp, coolant level
Pontiac Repair: Temperature gauge not working, grand prix gtp, coolant level, temp gauge

Pontiac Repair: fuel filter replacement, fuel filter replacement, pontiac montana
fuel filter replacement, pontiac montana, fuel line: Hi Karim: Yes just remove that nut and ther are 2 quick connect plastic clips one on each side of the line. squeeze the ears on the clips and wiggle the filter and it shoul come off the line. That is if the lines are not rotted out. The filters usually...

Pontiac Repair: fule rail leak, upper intake manifold, ring seals
upper intake manifold, ring seals, fuel rail: Hi Donald: The upper intake manifold has to come off to gain access to the fuel rail. then the rail has to be taken off and the o-ring on the injector replaced wher the injector fits into the fuel rail. The o-ring seals are sold in a kit so replace all...

Pontiac Repair: Grand Am starting problem, labot, aftermarket parts
labot, aftermarket parts, wack: Hi Alfie: It s a pretty big job. There is a lot od stuff in the way you need to remove the radio to gain access to the plugs on the back of the switch and also from under the dash and behind the switch ther is a detent cable that attaches the switch to...

Pontiac Repair: Help knowing what two plugs go to,, coolant tank, power steering pump
coolant tank, power steering pump, surge tank: That one looks at though it would go to the level sensor in the overflow/surge tank. If there is already on in the tank now I don t know what that one is for. I don t have any service manuals on the net that go back any further than 1998. If I did I could...

Pontiac Repair: heater blower, fuse box, heater blower
fuse box, heater blower, lemans: Hi Curt: try the dealer but the is almost 20 years old after a certain many years the manufacture is no longer required to have replacement parts. If you can get a part # and you have a good dealer to work with they can put the part on a national locator...

Pontiac Repair: Intermittant AC blower on 1996 Bonneville SE, mortor, high position
mortor, high position, resistor: Hi Al: well it could be a few things. The blower mortor uses a part called a resistor and that is what gives you the lower speeds. The resistor is located in the heater case under the hood. That could be bad or the relay which you said you changed? Was...

Pontiac Repair: ignition lock cylinder replacement, pontiac trans am ws6, trans am ws6
pontiac trans am ws6, trans am ws6, steering colum: Hey Joey: I s an issue with the cylinder it s self. The wires in side the steering colum are broken and wiggeling the key makes good contact and the car will start and run. You do need special tools to replace the cylinder. This is not a do it your self...

Pontiac Repair: Little/no oil after oil change, engine knock Aztek
engine knock Aztek: Hi Jeff: Well without seeing this SUV it s hard to say exactly what happened. But from what you have stated it seems a bit fishy. If this has never used burnt oil before this last oil change and the engine is not leaking onto the ground then if the engine...

Pontiac Repair: Misfire in cylinder, independent mechanic, cause failure
independent mechanic, cause failure, stuck in one: Hi Mel: I d get a second opinion! I s want an exact cause/failure before I spent any money. If this van has this many miles on it I d think twice before I sink and large amount of $$ into it. It could be something very simple like a fule injector that s...

Pontiac Repair: major ??, transmission repair shop, forward gears
transmission repair shop, forward gears, brake rotors: Hi Damien: First off the easy part the brakes. You more than likely have front rotors that are warped severly. Replace the brake rotors with good quality parts. As for the transmission, Has any service engine light come on? If not it will make it harder...

Pontiac Repair: misfire with load 3800 supercharged Ser I, vacuum leak, bypass valve
vacuum leak, bypass valve, plug wires: Hi Emil: Yes a vacuum leak would be a logical guess those 2 cylinder do not share anything like a coil so I would look at possably a vacuum leak or maybe even a bad set of plug wires or cracked park plugs. If you looking for a vacuum leak spray some car...

Pontiac Repair: ocassional stalling and jerk, fuel pressure regulator, coolant leak
fuel pressure regulator, coolant leak, gm dealer: Hi Barbra: Yes a fuel pressure regulator can make this car stall and jerk. there was actually a recall on that part for that car but not all of them. call your local dealer and give then the VIN # for the car and they can tell you if yours was included...

Pontiac Repair: Periodic no start, pontiac bonneville, gooes
pontiac bonneville, gooes, cam sensor: Hey Tom: Does the code 17 set all the time or only when it will not start? If it sets all the time the issue may be from the magnet that the cam sensor uses broke off the cam gear. If it s an intermittant code that that is not the way to go. If the engine...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac grand am electrical problem, battery cables, pontiac grand am
battery cables, pontiac grand am, cabels: Hi Mia: well it can be a few things. Either a bad ignition switch, A bad connection at the battery between the cabels and the battery it s self. A bad ground connection between the battery cables and the car. Or it could be what is called a mulit function...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Sunfire 2003 steering, pontiac sunfire, flow test
pontiac sunfire, flow test, pressure flow: Hi Donald: Usually that part that you mentioned fixes the issue but it s usually a clunk/knock noise. If it makes a grinding noise or a whine noise it s an issue with the hydraulic system. Either the fluid is low or there is a restriction in the system...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Sunfire Water Outlet, pontiac sunfire gt, 1997 pontiac sunfire
pontiac sunfire gt, 1997 pontiac sunfire, pontiac sunfire: Hi Mike: No the water outlet only has an o-ring on it. That is if this is the plastic style outlet. If it is still leaking then there is something wrong with the sealing surface of the cylinder head maybe corrosion or pitting on the surface where the o-ring...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac trans sport 2.3 OHC 16 valve 1994, pontiac trans sport, interference engine
pontiac trans sport, interference engine, misshape: hi Zoran: Yup. If the timing chain break in that engine if pretty much bends all the valves and the head is then junk along with the valves. Unless this broke while you were trying to start the car the end result is usually not good at all! That is an interference...

Pontiac Repair: the Pontiav trunk got locked, latch assembly, screw driver
latch assembly, screw driver, lock smith: Hi Nathan: will in order to open it you have to gain access to the trunk. to do this you have to take out the back seat to be able to see into the trunk. after you do that you need a lonf flat bladed screw driver and a long arm to insert the blade of the...

Pontiac Repair: pontiac grand prix 2002 gt, turn signal switch, pontiac grand prix
turn signal switch, pontiac grand prix, lamp in the window: Hi Scott: do the turn signals work on this car? the stop lamp wiring goes though the turn signal switch if you have an issue with the hazzard lamps and the brake lights also do not work I s look there first. The high stop lamp in the window doesn t go though...

Pontiac Repair: problems with the rear drums or bearings, rear shoes, rear drums
rear shoes, rear drums, ceramic lining: Hi Mirtha: A few things. When you replaced the rear shoes and drums buying the best parts is not ALWAYS the best bet. I would recomend you get ceramic lining for the rear. if you got semi metalic they make noise it s just the way it is. It the material...

Pontiac Repair: Radio Wiring Help, delco radio, power fuses
delco radio, power fuses, factory radio: Hi Lindsey: Well if you have the original plugs for the radio then yes all the same color wires are hooked back up again to each other. You may have blown a fuse. that radio I think has 2 power fuses one that is hot all the time even with the key off for...

Pontiac Repair: RESET BUTTON, fuse box, pontiac grand am
fuse box, pontiac grand am, oil light: Hi Ashley: The button is in the fuse box on the right side of the dash. open the drivers door and ther is a access panel on the side of the dash. pull that off and the button is in thre it is red and says reset on it. to turn the lamp off press the button...

Pontiac Repair: Re: 98 pontiac clicking noise, pontiac sunfire, auto pontiac
pontiac sunfire, auto pontiac, spark plugs: Hi Moe: can you better describe the clicking noise? is it comming from under the hood or from one of the wheels? does the noise change when you turn the wheel in either direction? does the car run okay or is lacking power like it s not running on all 4...

Pontiac Repair: Reving, grand prix gt, 3800 series ii
grand prix gt, 3800 series ii, llok: Hi Scott: You may have an issue with the transmission in 3 and 4 th gears. if the engine doesn r act up in 1 or 2 gears the engine goes through the same rpm band in all the gears and if it only acts up in the 2 higher gears I think I d look at a trasnmission...

Pontiac Repair: Rpm flucuation, pontiac sunfire, 2001 pontiac sunfire
pontiac sunfire, 2001 pontiac sunfire, scan tool: Hi Don: well it could be trans related or a base engine issue. This is something that will have to be looked at by a technician that has a scan tool to look at the engine/transmission dtat to determine what the root cause is. It could be something as simple...

Pontiac Repair: Suction in the crankcase, intake manifold gasket, pontiac grand prix
intake manifold gasket, pontiac grand prix, upper manifold: Yes a VERY small amount is normal due to the vacuum clow though the PCV valve. But if it s strong enough that it s suniking in the valve covers then you have to look where I told you in the previous post. I didn t califiy about the bols enough. The front bolts...

Pontiac Repair: security 95 pontiac fire bird LT1 lite on, pontiac fire bird, code scanner
pontiac fire bird, code scanner, lock cylinder: Hey Ed: If the secuity lamp is on and there is indeed an issue with the factory secuity system the engine will not crank. If it starts and stalls there is something else wrong with the system. Usually what happens with that car is the wires break off on...

Pontiac Repair: spark plug, spark plug wires, spark plugs
spark plug wires, spark plugs, ohc: Hi Toby: I aaauem your asking this because you don t see the spark plug wires. In that case this must be a 4 cylinder quad OHC engien. The spark plugs are under the big cover on the top of the engine. unplug the connector on the drivers side of the cover...

Pontiac Repair: Temperature gauge not working, pontiac grand prix, temperature gauge
pontiac grand prix, temperature gauge, control computer: Hi Karyn: How does the car run? If the car runs okay I would venture to say the issue would be with the gauge it s self. The reason I ask that is because the temp sensor for the gauge is the same one for the engine control computer. That sensor is a main...

Pontiac Repair: Turn Signal Lever Won't Stay Down, turn signal switch, pontiac grand prix
turn signal switch, pontiac grand prix, professinal: Hi Kurt: well it s 1 of 2 things either the tuirn signal switch is bad or the lever piece that attaches the turn signal switch to the lever has come loose. if it s just the piece came loose it s a simple fix no parts needed. The problem is that car is equipped...

Pontiac Repair: temp gauge reads hot, head gasket leak, pontiac sunfire
head gasket leak, pontiac sunfire, electric cooling fan: Hi Judy: Is the car indded running hot? Or is just the gauge off? Lets start there. If it indeed is running hot I d take a look at the electric cooling fan make sure that is working properly. If so then I would look at posssably a air flow issue between...

Pontiac Repair: top end knock, possable, quad 4
possable, quad 4, timing chain: Hi Jason: Yes it s possable but it will not knock it wil more than likely make a ticking noise. I have ssen the housing the lifter go in to wear out and make noise as well when you take it apart inspect for ant scoring in any of the bores where the lifter...

Pontiac Repair: transmission, 99Montana, lmap, solenoid
lmap, solenoid, shavings: Hi Polly: More than likl;ey this transmission has a bad pressure control solenoid. It will cause the lmap to come on and hard shifts. It s pretty common on these vans. Get it fixed sooner rather than later the harsh shifts are not good and it can result...

Pontiac Repair: White Smoke, o2 sensors, head gasket
o2 sensors, head gasket, cracked head: hi Delonte: Well it s 1 of 2 things. white smoke is not good if it has a sweet smell to it. If that were the case the engine is buring coolant. And that is NOT a good thing it could be a head gasket,lower intake gasket or cracked head/engine block. All...

Pontiac Repair: 1994 Grand am wiper out of sync, motor shaft, wind shield
motor shaft, wind shield, wiper arms: Hi Kelly: The issue here is the wiper arm has stripped out on the wiper transmission. the transmission is the part that makes the wiper arms move up and down. being that it s stripped the arm is out of time so it wipes past the windshiled. It needs a new...

Pontiac Repair: 1994 Pontiac Bonneville's headlights remain on after turning ignition off., pontiac bonneville, fuse box
pontiac bonneville, fuse box, floor vents: hi Greg I looked in a service manula at work today and where I told you was incorrect for that year. That is where it is from 1996 and up. On the older ones it s in the dash board on the left side of the steering column above the pull down fuse box. Again...

Pontiac Repair: 1995 Pontiac Grand AM SE, internal sensors, pontiac grand am
internal sensors, pontiac grand am, output speed: Hi Steven: what sesnor are you looking for? the output speed sensor for the speedo? Or one of the internal sensors? The only one that is outside the transmission is the output speed sensor and that is attached to the case on the right side of the trasnmission(passenger...

Pontiac Repair: 1995 Pontiac Transport, fuel pressure regulator, pontiac transport
fuel pressure regulator, pontiac transport, vacuum hose: Hi charlie: I don t have web access to spec s on cars older than 1998 but the 40-44 psi seems right to me 47 is a bit to high and 34 is way too low. are you sure your gauge is working properly? that low pressure shouldn t cause a stall at idle. It will...

Pontiac Repair: 1996 (2.4L) Pontiac Sunfire - Replace Camshaft & Crankshaft sensors?, camshaft sensor, crankshaft sensor
camshaft sensor, crankshaft sensor, crank sensor: Hi Graziano: Well first off I doubt it needs both of those sensors. but that is neither here nor there. I ll answer your question. the cam sensor is located on the cam shaft housing neat the intake manifold it faces the front of the car. It has a connctor...

Pontiac Repair: 1996 Bonneville SSEi, pontiac bonneville, bonneville ssei
pontiac bonneville, bonneville ssei, rear struts: Hi Paul I would venture a guess, not having car here, that the motor is the Automatic Level control compressor. Having an SSEi, you have the auto level. I would guess the hoses (small vaccuum lines) are the lines for compressed air to be distributed to the...

Pontiac Repair: 1996 pontiac grand prix se-v6, starter solenoid, pontiac grand prix
starter solenoid, pontiac grand prix, transmission safety: Hi Malcom: wiee it vcan be a bunch of things. when it will not start do yoi hear the starter motor click? If not either the starter solenoid is not getting the crank signal from the key or the solenoid is not energizing to run the starter motor. the next...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 Bonneville misses in overdrive, torque converter clutch, mass air flow
torque converter clutch, mass air flow, engine misfire: Hi Scott: You may not have an engine missfire it may be a issue with the transission. when this happens drive it ay a steady speed and tap the brake pedal while keeping steady pressure on the gas pedal. if the problem stops it s an issue with the torque...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 Grand Prix, brake light switch, screw driver
brake light switch, screw driver, button works: Hi Christine: Yes the issue you have is with the BTSI solenoid in the shifter. that stands for brake transmission shift interlock. It s a safety feature that makes you step on the brake to shift out of park. The problem is more than likley with either the...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 grandprix gtp, stop screw, maf sensor
stop screw, maf sensor, thme: Hi Tim: with out the aid of a scan tool to see what is going on with this it s hard to say for sure what the issue is. You could have an issue with the control to the idle control motor one of the drivers for that motor may be bad in the computer, Doubtful...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 pontiac transport,rear hatch, pontiac transport, rear hatch
pontiac transport, rear hatch, water barrier: Hi clar: well yout goig to have to break something to get the lift gate open. You will need to remove the inner door panel from inside the van. The trim is going to break taking it off due to the fact that it s meant to be removed when the liftgate is in...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 firebird v6 3.8, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Hi Mike: The 1514 sensor is a corolation dtc. meaning the engine computer looks at the throttle plate angle and compairs it to the engine rpm mass air flow reading and sees if they match. If not it will store the code. Did you replace the mass air flow...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Grand Prix GT 3.8 litre, grand prix gt, highway speeds
grand prix gt, highway speeds, filter air: Hi It is a misfire. Since the light is flashing you need to have it adressed NOW. Flashing light means it is in a catalyst damaging range. I would suspect if you preformed a good major tune up (Plugs, wires, fuel filter, air filter) and check the coil towers,...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 grand am surges when accelarting, black tower, grand am se
black tower, grand am se, grand am: Hi Without actually being able to feel the miss and not knowing which engine you have I ll give you my opinion on either engine If a 4 cyl... I would HIGHLY suspect the Coil housing. They are VERY common fault causing items. If a 6 cyl, I would look at...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 montana extended, easy job, temp sensor
easy job, temp sensor, temperature sensor: Hi Rebecca: No this is a easy job. if tyhe van has been sitting for a long time say over night and you replace the sensor as soon as you start the van the temp ature should read correctly. if the van has not been sitting for a while once you replace the...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 pontiac grand am stereo, blown fuse, power spike
blown fuse, power spike, pontiac grand am: Hi Veronica: If the display is not working either you have a blown fuse or the radio went bad. If the display says LOC or Locked the radio has to be unlocked. depending on the model of the radio it may or not havbe to be unlocked with a dealer scan tool....

Pontiac Repair: 2000 pontiac sunfire, pontiac sunfire, 2000 pontiac sunfire
pontiac sunfire, 2000 pontiac sunfire, cansel: Hi chris: yes the multi function switch has a contact on it for the horn. If the switch was installed and the contact on the switch was not on the back side of the cancel cam the horn will not work. when you install the swicth it have to slide it in on...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 pontiac wipers, pontiac grand prix, screw driver
pontiac grand prix, screw driver, wayd: Hi Cody: do you want to get off the blades or the wiper arms off the car? The bldes can ne trickey depending on what brank are on the car. the origianl equipment blades there is a small tab on the back side of the arm on the blade you press and pull the...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 bonneville blows hot air from pass side cool on drivers side, pontiac bonneville, passanger side
pontiac bonneville, passanger side, ac system: Hi Is the temperature a huge difference. By that I mean does it actually feel like the heater is operating on the passanger side, or just not cool air, if you understand. If it just feels like not cool air, I would HIGHLY suspect a low freon charge. These...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 grand am se 3.4l, rod bearing, mechanical failure
rod bearing, mechanical failure, egr valve: Hi Renae: If the engine is making noise it s not an egr valve making the noise. If someone told you it s a rod bearing that is not good. That is a mechanical failure in the engine. If it lasck power that means 1 or more of the cylinders in not working propelry....

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Sunfire Almost overheats, electric cooling fan, coolant level
electric cooling fan, coolant level, waterpump: Hi Jeff: well first off start by check the coolant level in the car when the car is COLD. make sure it s full. Next when the car is on and getting hot does the electric cooling fan by the radiator come on? turn on the a/c with in a minute or so that fan...

Pontiac Repair: 2003 sunfire, vacuum lines, supply hose
vacuum lines, supply hose, stuck in one: Hi Dan: well if it s a vacuum issue most of the time the modes will not change and the air will either come out of the floor or the deforst. It s shouldn t be fain on one side and strong on the other unless something is stuck in one of the vents. The vacuum...

Pontiac Repair: 2004 Grand Prix Turn Signal Issues, turn signal, flashers
turn signal, flashers, bulbs: Hi Lydia: It can be a few things. first off turn on the 4 way flashers and walk around the car and comapir the right to left sides both front and back. If any one or more of the bulbs are not working then replace the bulbs first. If any of the bulbs light...

Pontiac Repair: 2004 sunfire starting problem, sunfire alternator
sunfire alternator: Hi Steven: The battery lamp on the dash means that the alternator is not charging the battery back up. 9 out of 10 times the issue is with the aletrnator it s self and not the wiring to it or the control module for the alternator. More than likely the reason...

Pontiac Repair: 91 Grand Am missing on 1&4, crankshaft position sensor, crank sensor
crankshaft position sensor, crank sensor, knock sensor: Hi John: My first guess would have been the coil housing was bad. But if that didn t do it then either the coil is bad for that cylinder or the ignition control module which you said you changed also. Try this swap the coils in the housing and see if the...

Pontiac Repair: 95 grand am, auto parts stores, wheel speed
auto parts stores, wheel speed, abs light: Hi Mike: well the abs light can a any number of things from a bad wheel speed sesnor to an abs motor assembly bad or even a wiring issue some where. Get the car scanned for codes at one of the big box auto parts stores to see what codes are in the system...

Pontiac Repair: 98 pontiac transport, fuel filler pipe, pontiac transport
fuel filler pipe, pontiac transport, gas tank: Hi Dwayne: Well the obvious gusee would be a bad fuel pump but it could be just about anything. when you crank the car or turn the key to run do you hear the fuel pump running in the tank? have someone turn on the key while you listen near the fuel filler...

Pontiac Repair: 98 sunfire 4 cylinder, 5speed, cam sensor, gas mileage
cam sensor, gas mileage, bad smell: Hi The cam sensor code could leave the vehicle in a no start situation. I would drvie and AS SOON as light comes on, take it have codes scanned and see which one set. Codes can stay in the memory for up to 40 drive cycles before they clear on their own....

Pontiac Repair: AC blowing hot, pressure 80lbs, pontiac montana, electrical fault
pontiac montana, electrical fault, ambient temp: Hi greg: the pressure yourreading is more than liley the ambient temp under the hood. If the compressor is not running the pressure in the system will be that of the underhood tempature. does the compressor run when you turn on the a/c? If the compressor...

Pontiac Repair: AIT sensor, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Hi John: Your lloking for the wired for the air intake temp sensor? I assume this has a V8 engine??? the sensor is part of the mass air flow sensor. yes it has 5 wires going into the sensor. the wires in terminals D & E are the ones your looking for. one...

Pontiac Repair: ahahaah, pontiac sunbird, cam shaft
pontiac sunbird, cam shaft, timing belts: Hi Micael: well a few things to chck first. when it turns over does the engine sound right? those engines were noted for timing belts breaking and then the cam shaft would not turn thus no spark. if that is okay then the next place to go is tn the distributor....

Pontiac Repair: air conditioner fan moter, gm cars, resistor
gm cars, resistor, model car: Hi Barry: what model car is this? If if didn t work and you wiggled the wires on the motor and it would come on and you replaced the motor and it still doesn t work I would suspect a bad connecton at the motor or the resistor for the motor. on most of the...

Pontiac Repair: auto parts, pontiac firebird, 3800 v6
pontiac firebird, 3800 v6, throttle plate: Hi Andy: wel first off I d look at the low oild pressure first and foremost. Get a mechanical gauge and put it on the engine and verify if it indded had low pressure or just the gauge on the dash is bad?? If it indeed is low Then the engine is gonna have...

Pontiac Repair: Bonneville Radio signal, fm antenna, razor knife
fm antenna, razor knife, glass person: To install an antenna, you ll need to (obviously) find a place for it, and drill a hole for the cable to pass through. Better than that, and maybe cheaper, if you have a good automotive electrical shop, they can /could find the breaks in the antenna and...

Pontiac Repair: Brake master cylinder, e mail address, chevy lumina
e mail address, chevy lumina, brake warning light: It can be done but by the time you convert it back to an non abs system you will more thna likely be at the same pice with parts as getting a new abs system. to convert it back you will have to replace the brake power booster and master cylinder. The lines...

Pontiac Repair: Brake master cylinder, e mail address, chevy lumina
e mail address, chevy lumina, brake master cylinder: Hi Henk: it could be an issue with the master cyliner it s self or the perportioning vales for the rear brakes. What I would do is crack open the lines at the master cylinder it s self and see if you get fluid flow out of the lines there. if so the issue...

Pontiac Repair: bank one sensor, pontiac grand prix, pontiac grand prix gt
pontiac grand prix, pontiac grand prix gt, grand prix gt: Hi Angie: Bank 1 sensor is in the exhaust manifold on the back side of the engine by the fire wall. you will need a special socket to remove it from the manifold. most parts stores sell that tool you need to replace it and some parts stores have tool rentals...

Pontiac Repair: blower motor, blower motor resistor, grand prix gtp
blower motor resistor, grand prix gtp, pontiac grand prix gtp: Hi I would HIGHLY suspect the blower motor resistor. It is located under the dash, passenger side close to blower motor. On your vehicle it is a rather tedious job, as the resistor is held in by 3 screws and one of them is against the firewall. Do not know...

Pontiac Repair: blower motor resistor, blower motor resistor, pontiac grand prix
blower motor resistor, pontiac grand prix, fire wall: Hi Bill: the resistor is located in the bottom of the heater box on the passenger side of the cra right up against the fire wall almost directly under the glove box. It s tight. you need a swivel socket to get the screws out that hold it to the heatre box....

Pontiac Repair: brake light/turnsignal problem, turn signal switch, brake light switch
turn signal switch, brake light switch, emergency flasher: Hi Don: where s whatI would check first off. The turn siganl switch may be youe issue. the brake lamps and turn signals on that ware I belive uses the same bulb filiment. see if you have brake switch input into the switch but not out of it. If that is the...

Pontiac Repair: Car Stalling while driving, crank shaft, fule
crank shaft, fule, pressure gauge: Hi Scott: well it can be either spark or fule causing the issue. you have to narrow it down and then go from there. on the fule side it could be a bad fuel pump. on the spark side it could be an bad crank shaft sensor. what I would do is hook up a fule...

Pontiac Repair: Car Sucks, pontiac bonniville, upper intake manifold
pontiac bonniville, upper intake manifold, dealer ship: Hi Jesse: Well it s one of 2 things. Either you are missing the o-ring seal under the pcv valve in the upper intake manifold or the valve all together if you replaced the manifold upper you may have for got to swap the valve and or the seal. Or under...

Pontiac Repair: Climate Control on 2001 Bonneville,, climate control, blower motor
climate control, blower motor, test light: Hey Chuck: well with out the aid of a scan tool it s hard to say for sure what the issue may be with this car. the blower motor on that car is controlled my a few modules not just the one with the on/off button and temp/blower speeds. it goes into a dash...

Pontiac Repair: car jerks while driving, spark plug wire, pontiac bonneville
spark plug wire, pontiac bonneville, engine misfire: Hi Joyce: well the jerking can be a transmission problem or an engine problem. either way it s not a good thing. the service engine light on means the engine computer has detected something that it doesn t like seeing. The trac off light comes on due to...

Pontiac Repair: chevy suburban (2003), power window regulator, chevy suburban
power window regulator, chevy suburban, regulator assembly: Hi first remove the door panel (Remove the door handle bezel. Refer to Door Inside Handle Bezel Replacement . Remove the door trim panel upper extension. Refer to Upper Extension Trim Panel Replacement . Using a suitable flat bladed tool, gently pry...

Pontiac Repair: climate control on 98 grand prix gt, serial data stream, trip calculator
serial data stream, trip calculator, grand prix gt: Very stange! I havn t ever heard of that before. What wire was disconnected? You dodn t answer my question is the speedo reading in metric as well? Or is that okay. I really am stumped on this unless the control head that is in this car was not the original...

Pontiac Repair: clunking brakes, quality shoes, abs brakes
quality shoes, abs brakes, pontiac sunfire: hi Anne: tjis is a common issue with the car. I would replace the rear brake shoes. as long as you don t have any wheel cylinder leaking brake fluid onto the shoes in the back. What happens is after time the shoes start to absorbe the moisture in the air...

Pontiac Repair: DRL, head lamp, wire harness
head lamp, wire harness, splices: Hey Mike: The problem with this car is a wire harness issue. one or more of the splice connection in the forward lamp harness have corrosion in them. there are like 3 or 4 of them. I can t tell you which one it is but if you take that harness out of the...

Pontiac Repair: Driver's Side Power Window, window regulator Firebird
window regulator Firebird: Hi Katie: Well with out seeing it it s hard to say for sure if it s the motor or the regulator. The motor could be going bad and doesn t have enough power to roll the window back up or the circuit breaker in the motor keeps cutting out when the window is...

Pontiac Repair: Driver's Window Off Track, crank handle, pontiac grand am
crank handle, pontiac grand am, e bay: Hey Dayle: there is a special tool that is needed to remove the clip that hold the handle onto the window regulator. It a flat tool with a slot cut into it that when placed flat against the door panel and pushed in behind the crank handle will push off...

Pontiac Repair: d.o.a, obd ii, gas gauge
obd ii, gas gauge, switch battery: Hey Rodger: I think you on the right track. turn the ignition on and then check all the fuses for power you should have battery volatge on most of them with the key in the run position. if you have ones that are dead or are far less than that of the battery...

Pontiac Repair: ENGINE, Bonneville hydo locked
Bonneville hydo locked: Hi James: My bet it this locked up when you tried to start it up after sitting for a while??? If so then yes the issue is with the UPPER intake manifold plenium just replacing the gasket is a band aid. it will fail again. the manifolds warp from the heat...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 pontiac grand am stereo, amp fuse, fuse panel
Pontiac Repair: 2000 pontiac grand am stereo, amp fuse, fuse panel, fuse block

Pontiac Repair: 2004 sunfire starting problem, ill post, alternator
Pontiac Repair: 2004 sunfire starting problem, ill post, alternator, cheers

Pontiac Repair: grand am se 2000 stalling problem., mass airflow sensor, junk yard
Pontiac Repair: grand am se 2000 stalling problem., mass airflow sensor, junk yard, grand prix

Pontiac Repair: i need help, coolant system, head gasket
Pontiac Repair: i need help, coolant system, head gasket, resivoir

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Grand Prix steering, grand prix gt, grand prixs
Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Grand Prix steering, grand prix gt, grand prixs

Pontiac Repair: fiero 1986, power door locks, ground wires
power door locks, ground wires, hi john: Hi John: well with that many issues I d lean towards looking for a power or a ground issue. No ECM issues the ecm doesn t controll any of these things. I d look at fuseable links at the battery and down at the starter motor first and fore most. One or more...

Pontiac Repair: Grand AM Cylinder pressure reading off ?, blown head gasket, grand am gt
blown head gasket, grand am gt, piston ring: Hi Linda: well that cylinder that is low on compression. put a few drops of engine oil in the spark plug hole and then try a compression test again. if the compression increases the issue is a piston ring issue. If it doesn t increase the issue is either...

Pontiac Repair: gasline and brake lines, gasline, first car
gasline, first car, good luck: Hi Amanda: stay away from this car! The guy is being honest with you which is nice but the price to repair it can be VERY high. It s a big unknown. It depends on how bad the lines are roted out on this car. It can get VERY VERY expensive. I don t want to...

Pontiac Repair: grand am, engine computer, thumps
engine computer, thumps, fuel pressure: Hi Regina: well form the sounds of it you described it nicley it sounds like it s lacking fuel. No it could just be that the fuel pump has gone bad or for some reason the engine computer is not commanding and fuel to flow into the engine. The first thing...

Pontiac Repair: grand am choke, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: That part is the MAF sesnor which is short for Mass Air flow sensor it measures the amount and mass of air that is going into the engine while it s running. If the engine will not run with it connected or runs really bad and when it s disconnected it runs...

Pontiac Repair: grand am se 2000 stalling problem., fuel pressure gauge, oxygen sensor
fuel pressure gauge, oxygen sensor, exhaust manifold: Hi Crysteele: You issue is not with an Oxygen sensor. It s VERY rare that that sensor would cause a stalling issue. But it s is located in the exhaust manifold of the engine. My guess is that the car has a fuel pump that is going bad. Get a fuel pressure...

Pontiac Repair: High beam switch on turn signal lever not working, turn signal switch, pontiac bonneville
turn signal switch, pontiac bonneville, high beams: Yes the column has to be disassembled at leats the top half does. that little plate is held in place by the big bowl where the lock cylinder does in and the turn signal switch is attached to under the steering wheel. that plate is held in place and then the...

Pontiac Repair: heater core, grand am gt, pontiac grand am gt
grand am gt, pontiac grand am gt, labot: Hi Janet: Yup if your gettein antifreeze inside the car the heater core is leaking. This is a pretty big job. The part is not all that expensive but the labor is pretty intensive and that is where the bulk of the cost is. shop around and see what you can...

Pontiac Repair: Incorrect outside temp on DIC, radiator, good luck
radiator, good luck, screw: Hi Bob: Yep This is a common issue. The seneor is mounted under the hood in front of the radiator. It s a black plastic piece with 2 wire going to it. It s either clipped to the body or attached to the body with 1 screw. it about 3 long and 1 wide. Good...

Pontiac Repair: idle learn control 1990 pontiac grand prix 3.1, electric cooling fan, pontiac grand prix
electric cooling fan, pontiac grand prix, grand prix 3: Hi there: heres what you need to do. disconnect the battery again and let it sit a few minutes and hook it back up. set the parking brake start the car and put it in gear. make sure the a/c is off if the parking break is in op you will just start the car...

Pontiac Repair: ignition lock cylinder, pontiac grand am, lock smith
pontiac grand am, lock smith, lock cylinder: Hi Danny: No the steering whell doesn t lock on that car due to the key being in the dash board. If the key will not turn in the ignition the lock cylider is bad Either the tumblers for the cylider are sticking or the retainer that holds them into the cylinder...

Pontiac Repair: i need help, grand am gt, auto zone
grand am gt, auto zone, engine computers: Hi Jessica: well first off what I would do is go back to auto zone and have them read and clear the codes. Most of the code readers will clear codes. after they are cleared out see what if any codes come back on.. disconnecting the battery will not clear...

Pontiac Repair: noise, A/C compressor noise
A/C compressor noise: Hi Tammy: My my guess is that the a/c compressor clutch has gone bad or rotted out and the springs on the clutch are dragging when the a/c compressor is turned off. If this just started you can get away with just replacing the clutch assembly on the compressor....

Pontiac Repair: outside temperature sensor, grand prix gtp, rear view mirror
grand prix gtp, rear view mirror, metal tab: Hi Gary: the temp sensroe is located under the hood in front of the radiator/ it mounted to a piece of metal with on screw and it has 2 wires going to the sensor. I r about 3 long an 1 wide it s a black plastic piece. As for the mirror ther is a kit you...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Grand Prix steering, pontiac grand prix, power steering pump
pontiac grand prix, power steering pump, gm cars: Hi pam: wel usually any kind of whine issue is either a bad pump or the system is low on fluid. If the pump was run low on fluid It may have damaged the pump. If the system was low and you drove it the fluid gets air bubbles in the system and it take a...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Grand Am Se, quad 4 engine, pontiac grand am
quad 4 engine, pontiac grand am, starter fluid: Hi Rick; Well if it runs on starter fluid the the issue here is fuel related. either delivery or volume. The volume part may be a bad fuel pump put a gauge on this engine and see what the pressure reading is. I belive that engine is in the 34-38 PSI range...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac repair, blower motor resistor, automotive service technology
blower motor resistor, automotive service technology, quality auto repair: Hi Steve: it pretty easy on this van. remove the panel on the right side of the dashbaord under the glove box theer are 3 plastic push retainer that hold it on. Then take a look at the bottom of the heater case assebly. Ther is a rectangle shaped piece...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiace vibe serpentine belt, serpentine belt, autozone
serpentine belt, autozone, service manuals: Hi Cindy: Yes and no. I do have one all of our service manuals ar on the net but I can t send you the link because it s a secure site and I can t cut and paste it into this format that all experts has. Try www.autozone.com they have a pretty good data base...

Pontiac Repair: p0401 96 Trans Sports 3.4L, pwm signals, egr valve
pwm signals, egr valve, scan tool: Hi Sonny: well a couple of things. the pipe NEVER plugges up in the exhaust. The port in the manifold does. You can t command on the valve with out a scan tool. Just because the valve will open and close when you jump it doesn t mean the valve is good....

Pontiac Repair: pontiac grand am, key cylinder, pontiac grand am
key cylinder, pontiac grand am, battery connections: Hi I would check ALL battery connections, making sure they are all cleaned and properly tightened. If this is done and problem still exists, I would suspect the ignition switch (Not the key cylinder) but the electrical part of the switch. Not a very...

Pontiac Repair: pontiac sunfire 2000- 2.2 engine, fastener torque, power steering pump
fastener torque, power steering pump, pontiac sunfire: Hey Bobby: Here is the proceedure right out of the service manual: Sorry the pictures will not cut and past into it. Remove the drive belt from the power steering pump. Refer to Drive Belt Replacement in Engine Mechanical - 2.2L. Remove the power steering...

Pontiac Repair: Radiator Fan fuse 1 & 6 blowing, heater boxes, radiator fan
heater boxes, radiator fan, blower fan: Hi Peter: I think you have 2 issues here. It s un likely the resistor for the blower motor is causing that fuse to blow. It s more than likely the blower motor that is making the fuse blow. The heater boxes in thes cars fill up with water and it rusts out...

Pontiac Repair: Relays?, Grand Am electrical issues.
Grand Am electrical issues.: Hey Tim: Well a few things as for the windows you could have a power window switch that s gon bad like the express down part of the switch is sticking on the down position that is for the left front window only. The ckt. breaker for the windows is in the...

Pontiac Repair: Replacing overhead console switchbank, rear quarter windows, interior lamps
rear quarter windows, interior lamps, pontiac montana: Hi Looks pretty easy, here is the GM SI procedure...... Insert a small, flat-bladed tool between the interior lamp/multifunction switch/reading lamp housing and the overhead console. Press inward and down in order to release the interior lamp/multifunction...

Pontiac Repair: runs hot, pontiac bonneville sse, pontiac bonneville
pontiac bonneville sse, pontiac bonneville, electric cooling fan: Hi Rodney: Yes that is a normal range for tempature. The electric cooling fan for the radiator usually will come on at about 225. so 220 is not out of the normal range. if it creeps up whil in traffic and doesn t come down then you have another issue of some...

Pontiac Repair: Sunfire Radio, exchange units, junk yard
exchange units, junk yard, dominic: Hi Dominic: Your right one of the led s is more than likely blown out or it has a bad connection to the display. I have never had one apart. We send all of our radios out for repair or just order exchange units. The problem if if you do get it apart without...

Pontiac Repair: slight jerk, chevron techron, torque converter clutch
chevron techron, torque converter clutch, miss fire: Hi Brian: It can be a few things. It can be a slight miss fire due to a lean condition and that on top of the trasnmission being in over drive with the torque converter clutch applied you feel the miss. when it does it hold the gas pedal steady and tap...

Pontiac Repair: spark plug seized up, pontiac sunfire, extreme caution
pontiac sunfire, extreme caution, braket: Try a different spark plug socket one that is longer or shorther that has a universal on it so you can get it past any braket that may be in the way. If you can t get the spark plug to budge with a new socket on it DO NOT FORCE IT. If it s seized the head...

Pontiac Repair: swapping engines, 1990 chevy lumina, chevy lumina
1990 chevy lumina, chevy lumina, proper orientation: Hi Jason: those 2 engines should match up okay. Did you swap over the electrical components? for just the whole engine with the harnesses? If you swaped out a complet assembly make sure the wires in the harnesses match just because they all plug in doesn...

Pontiac Repair: Timing chain for 96 sunfire, interference engine, leak down tester
interference engine, leak down tester, arems: Hi Jeremy: Yes this is an interference engine so if the chani broke while the engine was running you more than likley bent some valves. If it broke while the engine was cranking to start you may get lucky and it didn t damage anything. If if broke while...

Pontiac Repair: Trac Light, auto parts stores, wheel speed
auto parts stores, wheel speed, box auto: Hi Terry: that lamp is on due to a ABS issue with the car. most likely one of the wheels speed sesnors or the harness going to one of the speed sesnors has gone bad. It s pretty common for front wheel speed sesnors to go bad on these cars. have the car...

Pontiac Repair: Transmission Cable Assy, negative battery cable, pontiac grand am
negative battery cable, pontiac grand am, exact procedure: Hi Here is EXACT procedure from GMSI Disconnect the negative battery cable. Refer to Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical...

Pontiac Repair: left turning signal not working, flashers, car compair
flashers, car compair, flasher: Hi Paul: You have to have a bulb out on this car. turn on the 4 way flashers and walk around the car compair the right and left sides front and back. You didn t mention the front bulb so maye one of the front ones it out? What year car is this the newer...

Pontiac Repair: Wiring Issue, fuel level sensor, fog lamps
fuel level sensor, fog lamps, gas gauge: Hi Nicole: I think you have 2 different problems here. the gas gauge is a fuel level sensor in the gas tank that has gone bad and I think you have a issue with the lamps switch. the fog lamps and interior dimming switchs are all part of the same piece you...

Pontiac Repair: whining..., pontiac grand prix, power steering pump
pontiac grand prix, power steering pump, pontiac grand prix gt: Hi Cindy: well either the power steering pump is low on fluid or the one of the other accessories driven by the belt is making the noise. My bet is the p/s pump is low on fluid. But it could be something else like an alternator or a idler pulley for the...

Pontiac Repair: 02 Chevy Express 2500 5.7L V8, ac delco oil filter, chevy express
ac delco oil filter, chevy express, crank case: Hi Austin: well if it s a ticking nosie and not a knocking noise it s top end meaning valve train noise like a lifter. first off make sure you are using ONLY a AC delco oil filter. it has a check valve in it to stop the oil from draining out of the top...

Pontiac Repair: '04 grand prix sun roof, drain hoses, sun roofs
drain hoses, sun roofs, water leaks: Hi Gary: All sunroofs leak! under the roof there is a gutter to catch any that gets past the seal on the glass. If the drains are plugged up the water has no place to go.Also the drain hoses have a tendency to wiggle off the sunroof modules and then the...

Pontiac Repair: 1988 PONTIAC GRAND AM 2.3L QUAD 4 DIES WHILE DRIVING, crank shaft, crank sensor
crank shaft, crank sensor, injector pulse: Hey Ron: My guess would be a crank shaft sensor. if you have no spark and no injector pulse it s either an ignition control module or a crank sensor. you can check the resistance of the sensor. at the ignition control module the 2 wires for the sensor are...

Pontiac Repair: 1990 Buick Rivera, joe joe, instrument panel
joe joe, instrument panel, clusters: Hi Joe. I don t know of any places in Canada that fixes them. The dealer I work for uses 2 placed to repair clusters and radios. http://www.unitedradio.com/contact.shtml http://www.specmo.com/ They both do good work. One is in NY and the other...

Pontiac Repair: 1990 pontiac firebird help!!, intake manifold gasket, pontiac firebird
intake manifold gasket, pontiac firebird, rd gear: Well as far as the white smoke it s more than likely steam from a leaking intake manifold gasket or a leaking head gasket? As for it running rough at Idle it can be a few things. From the base ignition timing being way off to maybe someone messed with the...

Pontiac Repair: 1992 grand prix, hook ups, liter engine
hook ups, liter engine, cam engine: Hey Wayne: No the original 3.4 liter engien in that car was a limited production double over head cam engine. The base 3.1 liter engine is completly different other then the bolt pattern on the block for the transmission. Those 2 engine are NOT interchangeable...

Pontiac Repair: 1995 Pontiac Bonneville 3.8 Fuel Injected, fuel pressure regulators, vacuum hoses
fuel pressure regulators, vacuum hoses, pontiac bonneville: Hi Gary: well you threw everthing but the kitchen sink at this.. What is the code that is turning the lamp on the dash? you can goto one of the big box car parts stores and they will scan the car for free and let you know what the code is. once you know what...

Pontiac Repair: 1995 Pontiac Grand Am, pontiac gran, pontiac grand am
pontiac gran, pontiac grand am, failure rate: Hi Tami: Yes those work but they have a pretty high failure rate. and if they are not intslled right they will fail too. $500.00 seems a bit steep to repair the problem you have. If you know exactly what they wanted to replace EG: ignition lock houseing...

Pontiac Repair: 1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl thermostat replacement proceedure, pontiac grand am, water outlet
pontiac grand am, water outlet, fire wall: hi there: The thermostat is on the back side of the engine by the fire wall under the water pump. you have to remove the metal coolant pipe that is attached to the oil pan and the bottom of the water outlet under the water pump and the thermostat sits on...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 Bonneville Climate Control, flashing heater control head
flashing heater control head: Hi Jay: On those systems you an t do a button push to get the codes outof the system. Even if you could it only gives you an idea as to what the issue MAY be. you need a scan tool that can be hooked up to the car and retrieve the codes out of the heater...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 Bonneville SSE 3.8 Dies and stalls and will re-start, fuel pressure gauge, vapor locks
fuel pressure gauge, vapor locks, crank shaft: Hi PArk: Well it seems heat related for sure and ther is no over heat kill. and actaully 220 is on the cool side. I think you on the right track with the fuel pump as possably an issue. It s either that or a spark issue. when it dies put a fuel pressure...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 gm 2.4 liter water out let, 1997 pontiac sunfire, pontiac sunfire
1997 pontiac sunfire, pontiac sunfire, silicone sealer: Hi Pedro: Yes the parts does suck! the orignal equipment part on those I belive is plastic. and belive it or not they are better then the aftermarket one I have seen. Make sure you do not over tighten the part when you replace it and you can put a small...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 pontiac grand am se, neutral safety switch, pontiac grand am
neutral safety switch, pontiac grand am, starter motor: Anything is possable. But if that were the case I would look at a few things from that repair. A loose/missing or broken ground wire on one of the bolts that holds the trasnmission to the engine or possably the neutral safety switch on the transmission is...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 Sunfire, corrosion problem, loose connection
corrosion problem, loose connection, electrical system: Hi Chantal: I would suspect an issue with a bad connection at the battery. either a corrosion problem on one of the terminals or cables or a loose connection at either one of the terminals on the battery. That is the most likely cause. Good luck :} ...

Pontiac Repair: 1998 Grand Am SE 3.1 V6, auto parts stores, wheel speed
auto parts stores, wheel speed, box auto: Hi Michael: as for the key issue more than likely the shifter assembly is bad there is a switch in the shifter that energizes the key lock solenoid in the column and maybe that switch is bad on the shifter. As for the abs issue with out knoing what code(s)...

Pontiac Repair: 1998 grand prix heat/ac blower, vacuum source, vacuum leak
vacuum source, vacuum leak, actuator: Hi Erwin: the switching of the modes is done by vacuum. either the vacuum source to the back of the control head has a leak in it between the head and the engine or the control that directs the vacuum to the different modes is bad or possably the mode actuator...

Pontiac Repair: 1998 grand prix radio display lights, illumination lights, lighting works
illumination lights, lighting works, back lighting: Hi Erwin: The lamps in the steering wheel controls burn out and are not replaceable. if all the other back lighting works on all the other switches the switches are just bad in the steering wheel. As for the radio the same thing the led s are not serviceable...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 bonneville, metal comb, corrosion remover
metal comb, corrosion remover, power locks: Hi Joe: Yup Your exactly right! There is a splice pack under left front sill plate. that splice pack corrodes if there is a water leak into the car. it s tucked under the carpet. untape the cover around the splice pack it has maybe 10 wires in it. once...

Pontiac Repair: 2.2 lopes at idle, throttle position sensor, s10 pickup
throttle position sensor, s10 pickup, stop screw: Hi Ronnie: No not really but if the engine has a vacuum leak or someone messed with the idle stop screw this will be the end result. with out the use of a scan tool it s hard to say what the issue is. You could have a throttle position sensor that is reading...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 G.P. gt magnasteer rack, metal flakes, ohm meter
metal flakes, ohm meter, electrical connector: Hi Steve: if you unplug the steering gear electrical connector it should hve full assist. if not the issue is not with the magna steer system. a dealr will uaually charge you an hours labor to check out the system so the cost is what ever their labor rate...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Grand Am lurching/hesitating in high gear, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Hi Adam: When it happens does the tacometer jump all over of does it stay steady that is assuming it has a tach? when it does it if you tap on the gas pedal while still accelerating does it stop? If so it couild be a transmission issue with the torque converter...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 3.8 grand am gt, crankshaft position sensor, grand am gt
crankshaft position sensor, grand am gt, coolant level: Hi Greg: well tyhe easy part first you blew a fuse when you installed the radio. there is a power feed to the radio when the headlamps are turned for the backlighting on the radio. Now as for the running bad both complaints are more then likely tied to...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Bonneville rumbling noise, tie rod ends, power steering pump
tie rod ends, power steering pump, possably: Hi Chad: try this when your driving and the noise is at it s worst just turn the steering wheel a bit to the right or the left if the noise changes pitch then it s a wheel bearing that is bad in one of the hubs. or possably both. see if you can narrrow...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Pontiac Montana overheating, coolant level, pontiac montana
coolant level, pontiac montana, head gasket: Hi Alan: well it could be a few things. you couls have had a bad thermostat to start with or it was low on coolant. I doubt the new one is bad as well. That van is hard to purge the air out of the system. There is an air bleed on the heater pipe that runs...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Bonneville Ignition coil, ac delco spark plugs, fuel pressure regulator
ac delco spark plugs, fuel pressure regulator, pontiac bonneville: Hi There: if the fuel economy is so bad it s because the cylinders that are firing are working harder than they should and the power you should be getting from the dead ones is not there so the fuel is wasted. You can check the spark on all 6 cylindewrs...

Pontiac Repair: 96 grand am GT Disable DRL's, fog lights, insurance credit
fog lights, insurance credit, safety feature: Hi Van: They are a safety feature that is part of the car s equipment. You should be getting a insurance credit because of this feature as well.But if you want you can un plug the drl relay it s in the back side of the front bumper under the hood release...

Pontiac Repair: 96 pontiac grand am starts cuts off, all dash lights on, digital volt meter, pontiac grand am
digital volt meter, pontiac grand am, dash lights: Hi Willaim: Well I thionk you have a few issues here. A secuirty system issue and maybe a bad connection. These cars are noted for bad ignition lock cylinders causing security codes. The second part of this may be a bad ignition switch. when it will not...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Grand Am Timing chain, chain stretch, timing chain
chain stretch, timing chain, grand am: Hi rick: this is normal if you do not have the correct size pins to put in the hole the other gear is not exactly lined up straight so it throws off the other one also if the gears are worn with 112K on it i bet they are that will throw it off as well....

Pontiac Repair: 97 gran prix gt maf sensor code, gran prix 3, maf sensor
gran prix 3, maf sensor, maf sensors: Hi Ray: MAf sensors are pretty common on these cars however that code is a performance code meaning the sensor is not necessarily bad. the engine computer compairs several readinf from different sesnors and if the MAF sesnor reading is not what it expects...

Pontiac Repair: 98 Pontiac Bonneville pressure sensor, pontiac bonneville, vaccume
pontiac bonneville, vaccume, pressure sensor: Hi Pam: well yes that plastic piece that the sensor sits in seals off the vaccume from the engine. If that is distorted or is leaking vacuum it will throw off the fuel delivery to the engine. With out seeing it I can t say for sure what the issue is but...

Pontiac Repair: 99 GTP control unit light flashing, man symbol, ram contents
man symbol, ram contents, diagnostic feature: Hi Rich: Most of those # s are jibberish but the 05 and 02 # s are codes the 05 is for a LH temp door actuator and the 02 is for an inside temp sensor. I would lean more towards the 05 codes more than anything else. The temp actautor motors go bad quite...

Pontiac Repair: 99 sunfire, pontiac sunfire, vapor lock
pontiac sunfire, vapor lock, fuel delivery: Hi Nick: You got me on the gringing noise It can be just about anything. But as for the hard start after sitting and running rough. My first guess wouls be a fuel delivery issue. either you have fuel injectors that are leaking when the engine is shut off...

Pontiac Repair: Anti-freeze smell, coolant leaks, upper intake manifold
coolant leaks, upper intake manifold, grand prix gt: Hi Rudy: That gunk on the cap is an additive in the cooling system it s a brown color. and if the system is low of coolant that build up worse and worse. that engine is noted for a few places for coolant leaks. the elbow between the belt tensioner and the...

Pontiac Repair: alarm, 2001 pontiac aztek, pontiac aztek
2001 pontiac aztek, pontiac aztek, body control module: Hi shirley: does the keyless entry work on the car? lock/unlock the doors? If not then I would start looking there. if just the panic button doesn t work and it s just on one remote I would supect that remote is the culprit.. Other than that these suv...

Pontiac Repair: Blower Motor on 2001 Bonneville, mouse nest, blower motor
mouse nest, blower motor, glove box: Hi Donna: it s under the dash on the right side of the car. remove the cover the dash on the right side below the glove box and the motor is right there. depending on which style motor is on the car and it it was ever replaced before it either has 3 or...

Pontiac Repair: Car engine won't turn over, starter solenoid, pontiac bonneville
starter solenoid, pontiac bonneville, possability: Hi Mike: well the clicking you hear is the starter solenoid for the starter motor. if that is clicking everything you need for the engine to crank is there except for the starter motor craning the engine over. either the solenid is bad or the starter motr...

Pontiac Repair: Changing rear rotors on a 1998 Grand Prix, rear rotors, brake job
rear rotors, brake job, emergency brake: Hey Chuck: No usually you can get the rotors off with out having any issue with the parking brake. To assure that you vcan get them off try this drive in a safe area like a parking lot at a low speed and gently apply the parking brake top slow the car down....

Pontiac Repair: clock & radio light out, pontiac gran prix, ac delco
pontiac gran prix, ac delco, radio light: Hi Jim: It works like this the price for a new radio is astrtinomical from GM. so we get them fro man authorized AC DELCO distributor they remanufacture broken ones and sell them back at a fraction of the cost. A remanufactured radio is in the ball park...

Pontiac Repair: clutch fluid leak, pontiac sunfire, clutch fluid
pontiac sunfire, clutch fluid, fluid leak: hi raeleene: well if it s leaking fluid out onto the ground either a line is leaking of the slave cylinder on the transmission is leaking. without seeing it s it hard to say for sure what the issue is. buat either a line of the cylinder is not to bad...

Pontiac Repair: dome light, jam switches, override switch
jam switches, override switch, rear doors: Hi Mike: I would start looking at the door jam switches or one of the switchs on the door lock assemblies. If this is a 2 door it doesn t have door jam switches. it only has switches built into the front door locks. The jam switches ate on the pillar between...

Pontiac Repair: engine swap, obd ii, jasper engines
obd ii, jasper engines, bolt pattern: Hi Randy: That is an odd breed. No a V6 will not fit for a lor of reasons. The computer and wiring is different. The bolt pattern on the transmission will not match up to a V6 engine and if it did the transmission couldn t handle the torque form the V6...

Pontiac Repair: Firebird 3.8 5 spd surges, chugs, lugs, chevron techron fuel system, chevron techron fuel system cleaner
chevron techron fuel system, chevron techron fuel system cleaner, mass air flow sensor: Hi Bill: well it can be a lot of things. that engine is noted for fuel injectors plugging up. try a can of chevron techron fuel system cleaner. also that engine had issues with plug wires going bat expecially at the coils. The contacts rust out on the coils....

Pontiac Repair: 1998 grand prix radio display lights, replaceable bulbs, radio shack
Pontiac Repair: 1998 grand prix radio display lights, replaceable bulbs, radio shack, needle nose pliers

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Grand Am lurching/hesitating in high gear, fuel injector cleaner, dirty fuel
Pontiac Repair: 2000 Grand Am lurching/hesitating in high gear, fuel injector cleaner, dirty fuel, grand am

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Pontiac Montana overheating, heater hoses, pontiac montana
Pontiac Repair: 2002 Pontiac Montana overheating, heater hoses, pontiac montana, heater cores

Pontiac Repair: Main Bearings 3.1, crank
Pontiac Repair: Main Bearings 3.1, crank

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Fiero Steering Column, fiero secrets, steering column repair
Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Fiero Steering Column, fiero secrets, steering column repair, fiero owners

Pontiac Repair: pontiac montana 1999 tail lights, pontiac montana, connector plug
Pontiac Repair: pontiac montana 1999 tail lights, pontiac montana, connector plug, light assembly

Pontiac Repair: Whining Noise from Engine, water pump, pulley
Pontiac Repair: Whining Noise from Engine, water pump, pulley, clutch

Pontiac Repair: firebird, shift transmission, govener
shift transmission, govener, shift cable: Hi Steve: Well it depends on what engine and transmission is in this car. right around 93/94 they went to a electronic shift transmission but you may have the older style mechanical shift transmission. so if it s the older style a few things could be wrong....

Pontiac Repair: fuel pump, crank shaft position sensor, grand prix gtp
crank shaft position sensor, grand prix gtp, shaft position: Hey Josh: well if you are getting power to the pump that s good how about a good ground to it? if your missing a gound same thing no pump running. If it has power and ground it will need a pump then. As for the no spark the only other thing you haven t...

Pontiac Repair: gas in oil, 1994 pontiac sunbird, pontiac sunbird
1994 pontiac sunbird, pontiac sunbird, head gasket: Hi Nicholas: How does it run? if it s running bad then I would suspect some sort of over fueling issue like an injector that s stuck open or leaking. That could can be un burned fuel on a cold start of it s coolant. One or the other. those engines were...

Pontiac Repair: Hello, intake manifold gasket, pontiac grand prix
intake manifold gasket, pontiac grand prix, gm replacment parts: Hi Brian: well it can be a few things coolant does flow through the timing cover so it could ahve a bad gasket or it could have a leaking lower intake manifold gasket. that is the more likely cause. they leak ALL the time on these engines. the original...

Pontiac Repair: ignition switch, place pups, cyl engine
place pups, cyl engine, lock cylinder: HI PAUL: Well if it will not turn you can try tapping on the end of the key while turning the key that may free up a sticking tumbler. try a spray of silicone in the lock cylinder and tap on the key if not then you stuck. some times what happens to these...

Pontiac Repair: loss of power, pontiac sunbird, 1991 pontiac sunbird
pontiac sunbird, 1991 pontiac sunbird, coolant temp: Hi Rickey: well first off does this have a service engine soon light on? If sop start there. if not it sould like the engine is being over fuled running rich Now why? it can be for any number of reasons. If all 4 cyclinder are firing then you have to...

Pontiac Repair: Main Bearings 3.1, blown head gasket, main bearing cap
blown head gasket, main bearing cap, cam bearings: Hey Jim: To do the job right the engine should be pulled you cna replace the rod and main bearings in the car all but the rear one. The rear one has the read main seal in it. In order to replace that bearing the seal has to be removed and the only wayto...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Fiero Steering Column, fiero formula, pontiac fiero
fiero formula, pontiac fiero, gm cars: Hi Joe: does this have a tilt column? if so I assume the top half of the column is loose not the whole thing?? If that is the case the top of the steering column has to be disassembled and there are 4 screws that hold the top half of the column onto the...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Grand Am air bags, clock spring, pontiac grand am
clock spring, pontiac grand am, impact sensor: Hi Jerry: Tyhe other parts you will need are the front impact sensor out on the body of the car and also what ever seatbelt that was being used while in the accident. other that that that should be it. On some of the car you may also need the steering wheeel...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Grand Prix Air conditioning problem, pontiac grand prix, fuse block
pontiac grand prix, fuse block, grand prix 3: Hi Brian. You either have a bad ground connection or a bad power feed and when you turn on the headlamps it s robbing the a/c system of it s power or ground. check the fuses in the underhood fuse block with the lamps on and then with them off My bet is...

Pontiac Repair: Power steering, gear rack, rack and pinion
gear rack, rack and pinion, butch: Hi Butch: sounds to me like the steering gear is leaking internally and that is why you are having issues turning it in one direction and not the other. This is pretty common on cars with a steering gear rack and pinion the gear will ahve to be replaced....

Pontiac Repair: pontaic trans am 82 5.0 tb, pontaic trans am, blown fuse
pontaic trans am, blown fuse, engine control module: Hi Kevin: Does the fuel pump run when you turn the key on? Can you hear it run when the key is turned on and when you crank the car? How about a blown fuse? You could have a wiring issue anywhere in this car from a bad ground to a broken wire to a wire that...

Pontiac Repair: pontiac grand am 1993 abs brake hot, disc brake pads, silicone grease
disc brake pads, silicone grease, vacuum problem: Hi Jun: here is what I would do. first off make sure the area where the pads sit in on the steering knuckle are clean use a file or a wire brush and clean that sliding surface where the pads ride up real good. then get some silicone grease and lube up that...

Pontiac Repair: pontiac grand am, pontiac grand am, factory security
pontiac grand am, factory security, grand am: Hi Thomas: well a few things what year and engine is this car? If it s a newer one the reason it may not start could be a issue with the factory security system. when it cranks and tries to start does it have a security lamp that comes on and starts to...

Pontiac Repair: pontiac montana 1999 tail lights, mass air flow, pontiac montana
mass air flow, pontiac montana, rear view mirror: Hi Marsha: I like repeat business :) well those vans have issues with the tail lamp circuit boards burning out. either the sockets for the bulbs go bad of the connection between the tail lamp boards and the van wire harness melts. it s one or the other....

Pontiac Repair: pontiac sunfire 2000 trunlk lock, flat blade, auto parts stores
flat blade, auto parts stores, pontiac sunfire: Hi Susan: Well a few things you can try. If the lock is seized and will not turn with the key spray in a peretrating oil into the lock and keep inseting the remving the key to try to work free the tumbelers in the lock after a few tries squirt in some more...

Pontiac Repair: Spark plugs for 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix, pontiac grand prix, ac delco
pontiac grand prix, ac delco, double platinum: Hi Tim. The wires are easy enough to change just pull them off one ata time from the coil and the spark plug and replace them 1 at a time match them up with the new ones and put the same length wire on each spark plug. as for the plugs I don t know what...

Pontiac Repair: Sunfire Problem, google search, adjustment mechanism
google search, adjustment mechanism, governer: Hi Erik well it can be the TV cable or the governer in the trasnmission sticking. They both control up shifts. The TV cable out of adjustment is a long shot usually they don t ever move out of adjustment! I m lean maybe more towards the governer sticking....

Pontiac Repair: steering shaft grease kit, grand prix gtp, clock spring
grand prix gtp, clock spring, 2004 grand prix gtp: Hi Michael: if you are going to keep this car do not greas it because it s just a band aid it will make noise again! Replace it there is a redesigned shaft to resolve the issue. In order to remove it turn the steering wheel so the wheels are straight. remove...

Pontiac Repair: Transmission Fluid Change, transmission fluid change, pontiac grand am
transmission fluid change, pontiac grand am, beliver: Hi Kenneth: I m a FIRM beliver that the fluid should be changed/flushed ever 30,000 miles. with that many miles on the car and if it has the original fluid it it by all means change it and the filter as well! You will not hurt it at all by changing it!...

Pontiac Repair: transmission, rd gear, pontiac trans am
rd gear, pontiac trans am, valve body: Hi Joe: Well first off when you say it will not shift into 3 rd gear what happens? does it hang in 2 nd or does it try to shift and then the engine revs like the gear is not there? If that s the case then 3 rd gear in the transmission is more than likely...

Pontiac Repair: transmission repairs, bonnevile, transmission repairs
bonnevile, transmission repairs, time untill: Hi Kev: It s not a transmission mount issue there is internal damage and slipage going on in the transmission. There is no magic fix all that you can add to the fluid that will fix it. Once the clutches are worn out in a gear set it s only a matter of time...

Pontiac Repair: Voltage, pontiac bonneville, ac delco
pontiac bonneville, ac delco, voltage meter: hi robert: I would startby checking the voltage at the battery. if it mirrors what the gauge reads then it s a charging system issue.was the alternator replaced an ac delco unit or a cheapie .if the battery voltage is good and steady then the issue is...

Pontiac Repair: Whining Noise from Engine, fly wheel, pontiac transport
fly wheel, pontiac transport, torque converter: Hi steve: well processof eliminationto find the issue. take off the serpantine belt and see if the noise is gone is so it s something driven by the belt like a water pump,alternator or p/s pump. if still ther then take out the bolts from the fly wheel that...

Pontiac Repair: 05 Pon G6 wipers not working, blown fuse, logical choices
blown fuse, logical choices, windshield wipers: Hi Kristella: This car is too new for places like auto zone to stock parts for them. If you don t hear the motor running when you turn the wipers on then It has to be a power feed or a ground issue going to the motor. It s odd for the switches to go bad...

Pontiac Repair: 05 pon G6 windshild wipers wont work, wiper switches, motor assembly
wiper switches, motor assembly, fues: Hi Amanda: If the fues is good for the wipers and the motor will not work Chnaces are that something went bad in the motor assembly. It s VERY rare that the wiper switches go bad anymore most of the time it s the motor or the control board for the motor that...

Pontiac Repair: 1989 Pontiac Sunfire, pontiac sunfire, noid light
pontiac sunfire, noid light, fule: Hi Ronda: yes it has a filer in the line back by the tank. This engine has throttel body injection it you take the air cleaner off and look in the throttle body where the air enters the engine have someone crank the car and see if you see the injectory...

Pontiac Repair: 1989 pontiac bonneville, pontiac bonneville, power steering pump
pontiac bonneville, power steering pump, serpentine belt: Hi david: Yes the balancers do go bad. There is a rubber insulator ring that hols the hub part of the balancer to the Pulley part of the balancer. The rubber wears out and the oulley becomes loose on the hib and the tension from the belt makes it worse...

Pontiac Repair: 1990 Chevy truck, chevy truck, dump valve
chevy truck, dump valve, lamp switch: Hi Greg: If this truck is eqippped with RWAl which it rear wheel anti-lock brakes that is why the lamp may be on. If it s equipped with it there is a black plastic module attached to a bracket under the mater cylinder area it has 2 plugs in it unplug the...

Pontiac Repair: 1991 firebird cranks over fine but won't start, voltage coil, pickup coil
voltage coil, pickup coil, broken wires: Okay you lost me on the linking the pink top chasis ground? Not good if you did that you blew the fuse for the coil. The The pink wire is power the white is ground. The white you can run to the chasis not the pink... How did you tstes the coil? The pickup...

Pontiac Repair: 1991 pontiac grand prix se, coolant temp, manifold gaskets
coolant temp, manifold gaskets, pontiac grand prix: Hi Randy: Well it can be a bunch of things. Your going to need a scan tool to see if there are any codes in the system first off. Without that You out of luck and will not have a directionto go in. I would look to see if the coolant temp sensor is reading...

Pontiac Repair: 1991 pontiac grand prix, engine oil pan, pontiac grand prix
engine oil pan, pontiac grand prix, dual cam: Hi Randy: it s in the engine block in between the engine and transmission down towards the engine oil pan it s mounted low in the block. it has 1 bolt that holds it into the engine. take out the bolt and twist the sensor around a bit before trying to pull...

Pontiac Repair: 1993 sunbird 2.0 ohc, cam timing, back fire
cam timing, back fire, cam gear: Hi John: Even if the timing was off on this belt wise it should still have spark. It would have it at the wrong time and back fire or kick back while cranking it over. Are you sure everthing is hooked back up? the proper timing for that is line the make...