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Pontiac Repair: P0440, pontiac montana, vent valve
pontiac montana, vent valve, rust belt: Do you live in the rust belt? If so chnace are it needs the fule filler pipe. The top of the pipe rots out and on some of them there is a plastic coating on the top of the pipe the plastic get bloated from the rust under it and will sometime actually crack...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Bonny falling DEAD!!!, pontiac bonneville sse, crank shaft position sensor
pontiac bonneville sse, crank shaft position sensor, pontiac bonneville: The crank sensor is behind the front engine pulley (crank pulley/balancer) You need a special puller to get it off. other then that it s not a hard job. Use an original equipment part for this. either from the dealer or an AC Delco delaer. I would be more...

Pontiac Repair: How do you replace only the sunroof glass?, pontiac sunfire, replacement glass
pontiac sunfire, replacement glass, easy job: Hi Phillip: pretty easy open the sunshade and look up at the glass on the sides where the tracks are. there are 2 Torex screws I think T25?? on each side that attaches the glass to the tracks take out all 4 screws and then lift the glass up oan off the...

Pontiac Repair: Sludge in Radiator, coolant hoses, coolant leak
coolant hoses, coolant leak, rubber hoses: NO if the intake was leaking ti would leak coolant into the engine oil not the other way around. You can try flushing the cooling system with prestone chemical flush it s a dry 2 part flusher just make sure you follow the directions on the can to the T and...

Pontiac Repair: Starter question..., hidden steps, rust belt
hidden steps, rust belt, buick lesabre: Hi David: You just nailed it. That is exactly what you need to do to replace it on this car. No hidden steps it s very straight forward on this car. Just make sure you don t snap off the bolts for the starter in the engine block. back them off slowly. If...

Pontiac Repair: Temperature reading Pontiac Montana, pontiac montana, gm dealer
pontiac montana, gm dealer, ambient temp: Hi Mark: sounds like the ambient temp. sensor is skewed high. pretty common issue on those vans. the sensor is mounted under the hood in front of the radiator. you can get it at any GM dealer all the vehicles pretty much use the same sensor. the parts guys...

Pontiac Repair: timing replacement 97 sunfire 2.4, cam gears, vacuum hose
cam gears, vacuum hose, extra gear: The map sensor is mounted on the intake manifold. It is a black plastic sensor with a 3 wire connetor on it small vaccum hose going to it. chance are the vacuum hose is either kinked or split open. Uusllay the MAp sensor it s self doesn t go bad it s a vacuum...

Pontiac Repair: 1996 Grand prix, turn signal switch, rear lamps
turn signal switch, rear lamps, good chance: Hi casey: do the turn siganls work of the 4 way fashers? If thse don t work on that side of the car it s a good chance you have a turn siganl switch that is bad the brake lights go though the turn signal switch. another thing could be a bad ground wire...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Grand Prix Super Charged, chevron techron, mass air flow sensor
chevron techron, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow: Hi Kayla: the light and your issue with it running are unrelated. there is an issue with the passkey system for the security lamp does it happen with both keys or just 1? as far as the running issue when was the last time the fuel filter was replaced?...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Miss, pontiac grand prix, ac delco
pontiac grand prix, ac delco, dexcool: Hey Tim: I like repeat business;) if this misfires under a load I would suspect a secondary igniton issue. Plugs wires or a coil. If this does it frequest enough it should store misfires in the engine computer if it has more then 1 cylinder dropping...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Sunfire turn signal, hood latch, squirt bottle
hood latch, squirt bottle, green arrow: Hey Bill. turn on the 4 way flashers and walk around the car and note which flasher/turn bulb is on dim or doesn t work right. If it s a rear one it mre then likely need a socket for the bulb in the tail lamp. if it s a front one then you more then likley...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 Montana a/c, intake manifold gasket, coolant temp
intake manifold gasket, coolant temp, coolant level: Hi David: This has the reverse of what I would think would happen. I would look at the coolant level first and foremost if it s low on antifreeze it will over heat. possible a lower intake manifold gasket. If it s low on coolant it can trick the coolant...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Pontiac Sunfire GT Cooling & AC Problems, pontiac sunfire gt, 2002 pontiac sunfire
pontiac sunfire gt, 2002 pontiac sunfire, pontiac sunfire: Hi Amanda: I think you have it narrowed down. the 2 issues are likley connected. I would look at a cooling fan for the radiator as the likley cause. It s could be a blown fuse for the fan or the fan it s self doesn t work. You can do this start the car...

Pontiac Repair: 2003 Bonneville (SSEI) suspension, strut bearings, strut mounts
strut bearings, strut mounts, air shocks: Hey David: typically a pontic has a stiffer ride then say a buick it was part of the Pontiac theme. And being an ssei it has a sport tuned suspension so it s even stiffer. I ll assume you feel it in the rear??? The rear toe/tie rods on those would go bad...

Pontiac Repair: 3.1 misfire on cylinders #1 and #2, crank case, hose spray
crank case, hose spray, coil pack: Hi chad: I would do a compression test on those 2 cylinders and compare them to the other 4 there should not be more the a 10% difference from the higest to the lowest cylinder. start there.. I m would guess you have a mechanical issue of som sort going...

Pontiac Repair: 30 Amp fuse repeatedly blowing for cooling fan, amp fuse, 2007 pontiac g5
amp fuse, 2007 pontiac g5, fuse box: Hi Sarah: a few thoughts. with out seeing it It s hard to say what the issue is but first though is it s just a bad eletric cooling fan motor for the radaitor. second though is chafed/rubbed though wire going from the underhood fuse box to the fan it has...

Pontiac Repair: 94 grand am, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Hi there: well what happened sounds logical with a bad connection by the starter. The ground wires for the engine computer are at the starter. so any change in the harness movement when the engine moves wehn the car is put in gaer could cause this. I would...

Pontiac Repair: 98 pontic grand prix gtp, pontic grand prix, grand prix gtp
pontic grand prix, grand prix gtp, mode button: there is one on each side of the hvac box under the dash sloce outs. take the close outs off both sides of the dash under the steering column and under the glove box and you will see them they have I think 5 wires on each one the left side (drivers) of the...

Pontiac Repair: abs light, pontiac montana, resistance value
pontiac montana, resistance value, wheel speed: more then likley you have a wheel speed sensor that is going bad. usually when they are bad the light will come on right away at key on start up. one of the sensore resistance value must be right on the verge of being bad and when the heat buils up the sensor...

Pontiac Repair: Belt Tensioner, belt tensioners, gm dealership
belt tensioners, gm dealership, pontiac grand am: I am an expert in repairs. Not a parts expert. A phone call to ANY GM dealership and ask for the PARTS department they will be able to look up the part you need to fix your car. I can tell you how to replace the tensioner but I have no access to looking up...

Pontiac Repair: no Brakes after bleeding system, wheel bearing, wheel cylinders
wheel bearing, wheel cylinders, tool need: Hey brad: You right you need a scan tool to run the abs module as to bleed the air out of the chambers in the unit. untill then sadly your out of luck. every time you changed a part you induced air into the system and if it gets trapped in the abs module...

Pontiac Repair: DTC Failed, fuel filler pipe, gand prix
fuel filler pipe, gand prix, emissions test: Hi Kevin: you have a bunch of issues here. the 420 is a bad catalitic converter code. the 141 is oxygen sensor code the 442 is a evap small leak code and the 650 is a MIL driver code. If this car is in rough shape body wise I don t think I would invenst...

Pontiac Repair: Emergency Brake Light and Audible Alarm, emergency brake, audible alarm
emergency brake, audible alarm, box auto: Hi Jay: Depending on what model and year this is the light can be on for multiple issues. Low brake fluid/parking brak switch or even the abs module can turn on the red warning lamp again it depends on the application as to what you have. if you have ab ABS...

Pontiac Repair: eratic or misreading fuel gauge on 2002 gp gt, fuel level sensor, fuel system treatment
fuel level sensor, fuel system treatment, ac delco: Hey Keith: More then likley the issue is with the fuel level sensor it s self. It can be replaced seprate from the fuel pump module assembly. you can access it from inside the trunk. pull the carpet up and ther is a tin plate remove that plate and the sender...

Pontiac Repair: abs light, actron, process of elimination
Pontiac Repair: abs light, actron, process of elimination, master cylinder

Pontiac Repair: Grand Am ABS Light, random time, wire harness
random time, wire harness, grand am: Hey Dustin: you either have a bad wheel bearing assembly or a bad wire harness going to a wheel bearing more then likley a front bearing. stop by one of the big box stores and have the car scanned for codes, they do it for free and then you will at least...

Pontiac Repair: Montana fuel gauge, fuel level sensor, montana fuel
fuel level sensor, montana fuel, ac delco: Hey Ralph; You did a good job of figuring it out. it s a fuel level sensor that is bad. very common. Due to the sulfer content in the fuel it eats away at the contacts on the fuel level card. That is replaceable seperate from a whole complete pump. you...

Pontiac Repair: 1993 grand am, noid light, engine computer
noid light, engine computer, fuel pressure: Hi leroy: what engine is in this car? do you hear the fuel pump run when you turn the key to run? depending on the engine it m,ay or may not have a fuel pressure tap you need some where between 35-40 PSI of fuelk pressure for the engine to run. if you indeed...

Pontiac Repair: 1998 pontiac grand prix gt, fuel pressure regulator, pontiac grand prix
fuel pressure regulator, pontiac grand prix, purge valve: You lost me on that last part? if you unplug the purge line it runs okay? If for some reason the purge valve is stuck open it will run extremly rich. you can test it by unplugging the eletrical connetor and pull the line of going to the tank and start the...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 Pontiac GPrix starting problem, fuel issues, security light
fuel issues, security light, dual speed: Hi Allison: is there a security light on and or flashing when you start this? If so then there is more then likley an issue with the passkey system it s the factory anti theft system. You sya this is just the regular 3800 not super charged? the super charged...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 pontiac sunfire gt 2.4 l temperature gauge rides high, pontiac sunfire gt, pontiac sunfire
pontiac sunfire gt, pontiac sunfire, temperature gauge: Hi kelly: well first off make sure the coolant is full in the over flow bottle on the right fender well. check it when the engine is cold. If it s low you have a leak and that is the issue. If it s full next thing to check is if the dar has a/c and it still...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 bonneville blower motor, pontiac bonneville, blower motor
pontiac bonneville, blower motor, dash board: Hi Jim: The blower motor comes from under the dash board on that car. there are 5 or 6 of them. depending on the year of the car there are 2 designs for the motor depending on what you have you may need a new plastic plate that the motor attaches to before...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Grand Prix cig lighter, cigar outlet, blown fuse
cigar outlet, blown fuse, fuse panel: Yes, the fues box for the inside is where that fuse is opne the glove box and there is an access door open that door and look at the back of the door there is a road map for the fuses in that box it will be labled cigar. If it s the one under radio it is indeed...

Pontiac Repair: 2009 g5 gt issue with gauges., engine rev, control modules
engine rev, control modules, tachs: Hi Chris: sounds like you have a data line issue with this car or one of the modules on the data line is acting up. all of the control modules (computers) are connected on a series of wires in a network so to speak and if somthing is goin on in one module...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Bonneville starter, radio shcak, chip resistance
radio shcak, chip resistance, ohm meter: HI shane: if your a handy person. you can bypass the freyed pass key wires in the column. measure the resistance of the chip in the key with a digital ohm meter and goto radio shcak and find a resistor thgat matches the chip resistance and closely as possible...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Firebird 3800 P0300, crankshaft position sensor, spark plug wire
crankshaft position sensor, spark plug wire, coil pack: Hi John: a p0300 is just a random misfire a true scnan tool not a code reader can read which cylinders are misfiring and at what rate they are misfiring. If it s a pair of cylinders misfiring it can be a IC module a coil or even a bad spark plug wire...

Pontiac Repair: 99 Chevy monte carlo, monte carlo ss, chevy monte carlo
monte carlo ss, chevy monte carlo, process of illumination: Hi Frank: I m not a chevy tech I m a pontiac tech and there are differences between a Grand prix and a Monte carlo. What you have discribed to me could be a few things. Is this a monte carlo ss with a super charger? If so I would suspect 2 things either...

Pontiac Repair: aligning timing chain marks, pontiac sunfire, cam gears
pontiac sunfire, cam gears, cam gear: Hey greg: First off replace thentensioner and the guides along with the chain usually the top guide between the 2 cams breaks. that being said the crank lines up at 12:00 with a dot on the block and either a dot on the crank gear or ot s the key way I don...

Pontiac Repair: Belt Tensioner, pontiac grand am, liter engine
pontiac grand am, liter engine, grand am se: Hi Bob: I m not a parts guy so I can t get you parts # s or naything like that. I seem to remeber that there was a first and second design part on all of the quad engines. sounds like you have the first design amd you will need to get the second design...

Pontiac Repair: A/C not working, ponitac torrent, self kits
ponitac torrent, self kits, freon: Hi Paul: well it van be a buch of things. More then likely it s low on a charge of freon but blindly adding a can of a/c fix it is not the way to fix it you have no Idea how much is in the system to start and you have no way with the do it your self kits...

Pontiac Repair: DS Steering Wheel Removal, signal flasher, upper column
signal flasher, upper column, screw driver: Hi Colin: You 100% correct as to what the issue is the contacts in the t/s switch are bad it s not repairable it needs the multi-function switch assembly. You can replace it without removing the steering wheel remove the upper column jacket and remove the...

Pontiac Repair: Electical Issue, head lamps, dash lights
head lamps, dash lights, short trips: Hi Cheryl: well first off if you have a wek battery start there. a battery that is on it s way out can casue all kinds of strange issues with a car. on these cars they have issues with the battery leaking acid out of the (=) post and the acid wicks into...

Pontiac Repair: fluid, power steering fluid, gm dealership
power steering fluid, gm dealership, cold climate: Hi Pat: as Power steering fluid gets old it turns brown in color from the heat not really a big issue. You can use cold climate P/S fluid it some times cause noise to be less. you can change it your self if you have an old turkey baster suck out as much...

Pontiac Repair: MAP sensor, g6, air intake
g6, air intake, snorkel: Hi sandy: they are basically the same engine in both cars. if your standing in fron the the car looking down on the engine the air intake snorkel has to coem off and the MAP sensor is pushed onto the plastic intake on it has a single connector on it with...

Pontiac Repair: plenum gasket, egr tube, plenum
egr tube, plenum, intakes: Hi Lawrence: With out seeing it I can t tell you for sure what the issue is but if you have the wring year upper intake it will not fit on the original lower intake. There are ag=aftermarket upper intakes that are touted to not leak due in redesigned part...

Pontiac Repair: possible electric problems, e mail software, coil assembly
e mail software, coil assembly, grand am: Hi Samantha: sorry I can t cut and paste that inotthis e-mail/software. what do you need to know and maybe I can help you out that way? do you have 2 dead cylinders on this car or is it a no start condition. Usually on the newer ones when you loose 2 cylindrs...

Pontiac Repair: remote control, pontiac grand prix, battery holder
pontiac grand prix, battery holder, 2004 pontiac grand prix: Hi Sandy: If your handy Yes you can fix it by soldering the battery holder on to the ckt. board. make sure both spots are soldered onto the ckt. board. I have fixed them in the past for people I know. for the customers I just sell them new ones. Good luck...

Pontiac Repair: Told I have loose ball joints, 2007 pontiac g6, pontiac g6
2007 pontiac g6, pontiac g6, ball joints: Hi Luanne: Yup those are super common on those cars to go bad. You need a complete control arm you can t just replace the ball joint. this is what you need : http://www.ebay.com/itm/04-11-Chevy-Saturn-Pontiac-Lower-Right-Control-Arm-Ball-Joint-5-Year-Warranty-/200810285966?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Model%3AG6&hash=item2ec139cb8e&vxp=mtr...

Pontiac Repair: vacuum problem, pontiac bonneville ssei, pontiac bonneville
pontiac bonneville ssei, pontiac bonneville, vacuum problem: Hi edna: for some reason there is excessive vacuum in the crank case what the pcv valve replaced on this for a service recently? if so it it either the wrong one of the seal for the valve is missing and vacuum is leaking around the valve. one other thing...

Pontiac Repair: water leakage?, power message, panoramic sunroof
power message, panoramic sunroof, ballpark figure: Hey J: it could be a very easy fix if it s just a wet connetor. the drain hoses either plug up on them or fall off the sunroof module and the water runs down the front A pillar and gets into a plug for the gas pedal assembly I ll assume you have a reduces...

Pontiac Repair: 1991 Pontiac Trans Sport, pontiac trans sport, coil wire
pontiac trans sport, coil wire, fuel pump: Hi Rico: check for spark with what is called a spark checker. it looks like a spark plug but has a clamp on it. unplug the coil wire and hook the sprak tester to the coil wire and then attach the clamp to comething metal on the engine. crank the engine...

Pontiac Repair: 1992 grand prix, fuel pump, filer
fuel pump, filer, psi: Hi Valerie: well chances are that due to the age of the car and the fact it was run very low on fuel any dirt that could have accumulated over Time in the tank could have been sucked up into the pump and damaged it. that engine needs approx 40 PSI. of pressure...

Pontiac Repair: 1992 pontiac, crankshaft position sensor, engine computer
crankshaft position sensor, engine computer, engine control module: Well that is a different story altogether.. The cfact that is has no fuel and no spark is odd. possably a bad power feed to the engine computer??/ do you hear the fuel pump run when you turn the key to run. If not then there could be an issue with the ecm...

Pontiac Repair: 1994 Oldsmobile won't start, vacuum leaks, computer connector
vacuum leaks, computer connector, brown tint: Hi rick: Well I would do a compression test on this and see what you have in all 6 cylinders. that will rule out a mechanical issue. do you have spark on all 6 cylinders? did you take a fule sample and look at it visually? it sould have a greenish/brown...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 Pontiac Montana elec issues, pontiac montana, pocono mountains
pontiac montana, pocono mountains, column chart: Hi david: This is right out of our service manual it s a 5 column chart and it doesn t cut and paste right sorry. what it s looking for is if the engine control module is sending the correct turn on siganl to the alternator and to make sure the power feed...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 Pontiac Montana, pontiac montana, steering rack
pontiac montana, steering rack, fire wall: Hi amanda: the steering gear is bolted to the engine sub frame. ther are only 2 bolts that hold the rack to the fram and 2 lines. Also there is a pich bolt in the steering shaft It s in that big rubbet boot that goes from the fire wall down to the rack....

Pontiac Repair: 2003 grand am wont start, compression tester, smell gas
compression tester, smell gas, compression test: Hi Heather: If it cranks over fast or it sounds strange cranking over that is not a good sign. It could be that the timing chain either jumped or broke. Either way that is NOT a good thing. I would do a compression test on the car. you can rent a compression...

Pontiac Repair: 2003 pontiac gran prix windshield wiper problem, pontiac gran prix, windshield washer
pontiac gran prix, windshield washer, windshield wiper: sounds like you have a switch issue here. but then again with out seeing it I can t tell you for sure. I can tell you any kind of a voltage drop can cause all kinds of issues. I would double check all you ckts before you drop the $ on a switch. check from...

Pontiac Repair: 2003 Pontiac Grand Am brakes, antilock brakes, pontiac grand am
antilock brakes, pontiac grand am, flex line: Hi Samantha: if this had all new brake lines on it recently chances are the brakes were not bled properly. or it has a mastercylinder issue. I ll assume this car has antilock brakes and if that is the case the anti lock brak module needs to be bled with...

Pontiac Repair: 94 Bonneville throttle issue, torque converter clutch, ac delco spark plugs
torque converter clutch, ac delco spark plugs, chevron techron: give it a try. If is still does it this is the bulletin I was refering to. Again good luck with trying to find the parts on an almost 20 year old car. 37-65-17A: CHUGGLE AT 36 MPH & ABOVE WITH TORQUE CONVERTER CLUTCH - (Aug 1, 1994) REVISION: 07/20/94...

Pontiac Repair: Check engine light, rust belt, p0442
rust belt, p0442, emission test: Hi Pamela: well it all depends on what the code is for as to why the car failed the emission test.Without knowing what the code is It s just a guess.I can tell you that if it has small leak code p0442 and you live in the rust belt like I do chances are...

Pontiac Repair: freeze plug replacement 1990 Bonneville, rubber expansion, core hole
rubber expansion, core hole, hole plug: Hi dave: Yes your right. The transaxle is in the way. the only easy way to do it and it s not that easy is a Quick fis rubber expansion type of core hole plug. The onlt issue is space #1 knocking the old one out and #2 getting a wrench into that tight space...

Pontiac Repair: high beam switch lever, pontiac bonneville, low beam
pontiac bonneville, low beam, high beam: Hey Douglas: How s this: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.steeringcolumnservices.com/exploded/6170.png&imgrefurl=http://www.steeringcolumnservices.com/exploded-view-results.php?y%3D1994%26ma%3DPontiac%26mo%3DBonneville%26d%3DTilt%26c%3D6170&h=664&w=548&sz=30&tbnid=AgQ6qThRYORhGM:&tbnh=86&tbnw=71&prev=/search%3Fq%3D1994%2Bpontiac%2Bbonneville%2Bsteering%2Bcolumn%2Bdiagram%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=1994+pontiac+bonneville+steering+column+diagram&usg=__fpV8F9PrvMyWHkOtjMTbvM7E9Qo=&docid=lttC3r2RaScBsM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=moFOUIDWBajj0gHmnoCABQ&ved=0CCoQ9QEwAA&dur=281...

Pontiac Repair: ignition control module, mopar ford, pontiac grand prix
mopar ford, pontiac grand prix, genuine gm: Hi Gary: No an ignition control module is just plug and play no flashing needed. What is wrong with the old one that your replacing it with a new one that doesn t work? My guess is that the new one is either bad out of the box or it s the wrong one for...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac 6000LE 1991, freeze plugs, freeze plug
freeze plugs, freeze plug, serpentine belt: Hi Patty: your sort of in a bad spot. $200.00 for freeze plugs is not a bad price. I ll assume this is a 4 cylinder engine in this car? If so chances are that if you overheated it it will still be okay and you didn t cuase moe damage. If it s a V6 iw ould...

Pontiac Repair: Rattling Noise when turning right, pontiac bonneville, wheel bearing
pontiac bonneville, wheel bearing, strange noises: Hi Pamela: It could be a CV joint Outter on the side you hear the noise comming from. usually a CV joint will only make noise when turning sharply going straight they rarely make any noise at all. let me ask you this did the noise crop up AFTER the wheel...

Pontiac Repair: Security Lock System 1996 Pontiac Sunfire, pontiac sunfire, fuel pumps
pontiac sunfire, fuel pumps, running lights: Hi whitney the click in the dash may have had something to do with the day time running lights not with the secuirity system. do this to try to learn the secuity. disconnect the battery. let it sit for 10 minutes. reconnect the battery. attempt to start the...

Pontiac Repair: 1990 pontiac grand prix reving and speedometer problem, pontiac grand prix, classic symptom
pontiac grand prix, classic symptom, goodle search: Hi trudy. That year car is a noted for bad ecm s. a classic symptom is the speedo wacking out and stalling. So I would say your right in your guess. If you choose to replace it your self do a goodle search for 3.1 Liter idel learn proceedure. If you don...

Pontiac Repair: 1990 Pontiac grand prix 3.1L surging, pontiac grand prix, vacuum leak
pontiac grand prix, vacuum leak, ac delco: 9 out of 10 times a code 13 is a bad oxygen sensor. as for the air intake sensor it s in the air cleaner housing. it just has 2 wires on it. you may want to do a google search to see if you can find a trouble cahrt to follor to see if indeed it s a senor or...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 Pontiac Aztek - key removed but engine was still running, 2001 pontiac aztek, pontiac aztek
2001 pontiac aztek, pontiac aztek, dashboard lights: Hi Jess: does this have an aftermarket remote starter on it? if so I would suspect that is the culprit here. If not then your guess is as good as mine. VERY strange. I can t say that I have heard of that sort of an issue on those suv s. They are noted for...

Pontiac Repair: 2006 Pontiac Vibe airbag sensors error, 2006 pontiac vibe, pontiac vibe
2006 pontiac vibe, pontiac vibe, airbag system: The mat/module are not actaully part of the air bad they are an input to the air bag module to let the modeul know how hard to deploy the passenger bag. If a child was in the seat VS an adult it would apply it faster for an adult and slower for a child it...

Pontiac Repair: 2007 pontiac montana sv6, intake manifold gasket, coolant level
intake manifold gasket, coolant level, pontiac montana: Hi Ross: first off when the van is cold check the coolant level make sure the radiator and the overflow are both full. if they are low you have a leak somewhere like a intake manifold gasket water pump or head gasket. if the system is full then the next...

Pontiac Repair: 2008 PONTIAC TORRENT, electrical mechanic, corner garage
electrical mechanic, corner garage, windows radio: well the price is determined on what it wrong with it. labor rates vary from shop to shop and from dealer to dealer. I m bias because I work at a dealer and we have some talented people to work on these cars and trucks. Our labor rates are higher then an independent...

Pontiac Repair: 96 grand am battery drain, haynes book, google search
haynes book, google search, auto parts stores: the relay for the blower motor is either on that strut assembly or on the firewall. look for one that has the color wire that goes to the blower motor. the power feed for the blower motor from the relay I believe is purple. my online service manulas do not...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L Plug Wires, pontiac sunfire, pain in the butt
pontiac sunfire, pain in the butt, time label: Hi Muike. those are a pain in the butt to change. But if you pull one out at a time you should be able to fish the new ones back in one at a time. label them so you know where they go on the coils and plugs. No easy way to do it unless you cut the old...

Pontiac Repair: !996 Pontiac Grand Am, pontiac grand am, fuel pump
pontiac grand am, fuel pump, fuel filter: Hi eric: well you need to verify spark and fuel. does it start and stall right out? is the security lamp on and or flashing? if so then it has an issue with the factory theft system it shuts off the fuel to the engine. If not it could have a bad fuel pump...

Pontiac Repair: abs light, wheel speed, ckt
wheel speed, ckt, harnesses: what codes are stored? lets start there. have is cnanned for codes to see what codes are stored and then go from there. front wheel speed harnesses are very common on those vans. if you cut the wheel sharp in one direction or another it stresses the harness...

Pontiac Repair: Auto repair, pontiac bonniville, tire alignment
pontiac bonniville, tire alignment, rear shocks: Hi rick: if the p/s is low there is a leak some where. if your not experincing any whine noise especially on a left hand turn it s not that low YET but it will be eventually. a P/S flush is not needed it s a gimic! a wheel alinment is always a good idea!...

Pontiac Repair: 2006 Pontiac Vibe airbag sensors error, airbag system, front seat
Pontiac Repair: 2006 Pontiac Vibe airbag sensors error, airbag system, front seat

Pontiac Repair: heater issue, pontiac gran prix, coolant level
pontiac gran prix, coolant level, manifold gaskets: Hi derek: any serveice engine soon lamps on? let the car cool down and then check the coolant level in the radiator and overflow tank when it s cold fill the radaitor up and the overflow to the full cold line and start there. If when you take the radiator...

Pontiac Repair: Help Please, srs airbag, grand prix gt
srs airbag, grand prix gt, fuse box: Hi andrew: it sounds like you either have a bad ignition switch or a bad power feed going to the ignition switch. when it s acting up you going to have to check for powper battery volatge to the fuses in the fuse box. if you have less then battery voltage...

Pontiac Repair: new fuel pump, ac delco, fuel pump
ac delco, fuel pump, botton: sounds like possably a bad pump? was it AC delco or aftermarket? if it seems fine now I wouldn t screw around with it unless there is an issue. Yes it could have picked up some debris from the botton of the tank. being that the car is now 23 years old I m...

Pontiac Repair: Oil Change, pontiac sunfire, 2000 pontiac sunfire
pontiac sunfire, 2000 pontiac sunfire, dad works: Hi jenifer. My rule of thumb is every 3,000 or 3 months which ever comes first. If you drive it that little I would stretch it to 5 months and change it. condensation in the oil cuase sludge to form that is going to be more of an issue for you then dirt...

Pontiac Repair: pontiac sunfire 98 2.2 tps o2, tps code, pontiac sunfire
tps code, pontiac sunfire, tps sensor: Hey Rob: A few things that car was noted for ecm issue to the point there was a recall for the recm and wire harness to it. it had a corrosion issue with the ecm case and the wire harness going to the ecm. not sating that is the issue but it could be youy...

Pontiac Repair: Question, blower motor resistor, grand prix gt
blower motor resistor, grand prix gt, battery tray: Hi Darnell: Sounds like you have an issue with a power feed or a bad ground. these cars were noted for ignition switch issues. they also had issues with the wire pass-thu between the engine compatrment and inside the car under the blower motor is the pass...

Pontiac Repair: timing dohc, ecotech engine, links on the chain
ecotech engine, links on the chain, cam gears: Hi rick: the ecotech engine is really pretty easy to time but to do it correctly you will need to take the front timing cover off. But you can short cut it. get the engine up on TDC for #1 on compression. there is a 0 degree mark on the timing cover and...

Pontiac Repair: Window Defrosting, rear defogger, south elgin high school
rear defogger, south elgin high school, elgin high school: Hi Ryan: it is an issue here where I live in the North east. we use it pretty regularly from November thur march. The only real issue with the system is that it crated a pretty hefty draw on the electrical system which in turn makes the alternator work...

Pontiac Repair: wiring harness, pontiac montana sv6, 2005 pontiac montana sv6
pontiac montana sv6, 2005 pontiac montana sv6, serial data line: Hi jeffrey: that radio doesn t have an accy wire. the radio wakes up when the car starts up Via the serial data line for all the computers on the van. you will need to run a seprate wire from the fuse box on the right side of the dash to the radio for...

Pontiac Repair: 1992 pontiac sunbird leaking antifreeze.
Hi Branden: well as for the squirts Usually it s the squirt pump that goes bad on those cars. Pretty common. As for the coolant leak it s the heater core leaking or one of the hoses going to it. if it s leaking that fas I wouldn t drive it you don t want...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 pontiac montana back firing
Hi Priscilla: is it running rough and misfiring? if so that could be something as simple as a bad sark plug wire. does it do it more when it s damp out/raining or on a cold damp Am? A MAF can call cause a hesitiation for sure but not just in a narrow speed...

Pontiac Repair: 3.8 Crank Position Sensor
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Pontiac Repair: car trying to overhead when idling
Ok here are a few more questions. when the fans are running do you feel the air moving across the grill going into the engine compartment? The air flow could be blocked between the radiator and the condenser for the a/c. dirt dust tree polin etx plugs ups...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Torrent / brake warning light
Hi Laverne: well if it one goes on when it s cold and you only have the red warning light chances are the fluid in the master cylinder is low either due to a leak or brake pad wear. as the fluid warms up it expands and then turns the light off. good luck...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 Grand Prix 3.8 (not super charged)
Hi justin. Your right about the code iot s for the Knock sensor on bank #2 which is the rear bank of the engine by the fire wall. Your no going to have the parts to repair that connector so I would just go to the auto parts store and get a Butt connector...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 Pontiac Sunfire Coolant Leak
Hi Kim: if it more back by the fire wall I would suspect a cracked heater core pipe or heater hose. The water pump is on that sie of the car as well but the leak would be more towards the engine. With out seeing it obviously it s a guess. good luck :-)...

Pontiac Repair: 2005 G6 GT
Hi Casey: well with out hearing it I can only guess. These cars were noted for lower control arm rear bushing pulling out of the arms. Also the upper strut mounts were noted for making noise. if you hear it on a wash board type of raod I would look for...

Pontiac Repair: brake lights
Hi Robert: Well if you replaced all the bulbs and don t have a blown fuses the issue more then likley is either a stop lamp switch or turn signal switch issue. do the turn signals and or 4 flashers work? Does the high mount stop lamp work? if that works...

Pontiac Repair: Cranks Doesn't Start Yesterday Today Starts But Misfires
Hi Thomas. We he could be right if you have an issue with 2 cylinder on the same coil are dead. the ICM controls the coils. each coil runs 2 cylinders in you have 2 dead cylinders and they are on the same coil then yes he s right. if you have 2 dead cylinders...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Grand prix 2008
Hi Linda: well changing a radio should make it not start unless something was hooked up wrong. does it have battery power meaning you open the doors and the dome lights work. turn on the head lights and the lights turn on. if so so it s not a baterry issue....

Pontiac Repair: power steering pressure line replacement
Hi Nicole: you don t need to remove the steering rack to replace the lines. they can be reached from under the car or though the engine compartment leave the rack in the car and take the lines off it. a crows foot 18MM wrench adaptor that goes on a 3/8...

Pontiac Repair: Transmission Pan Bolt Torque
Hey Dustin: Not very tight. 10Nm or 89 Lb in = 7.4Ft Lbs. if this has a lot of miles on it I would recomend replacing the gasket even know it is reusable and dependin on the design of the pan and gasket ther are to small tabs in the gasket that extend though...

Pontiac Repair: flywheel bolts
Hi james: there is an not so easy way and one hard way. not so easy is to take the oil pan off while the engine is in the car still and looen up the rod/main bolts as to be able to turn the crank. the harder way sort of is to drop the entire powertrain...

Pontiac Repair: grand prix
Hi Damion: well with out seeing it I can t tell you for sure but 90% f the time it s a bad squirt pump in the bottom of the washer bottle that is bad. the other 10% it could be any thing from a wiring problem to a wiper swicth that is bad but MOST of the...

Pontiac Repair: about my pontac sunfire
Hi ed: first off 2.2 Liter engine or 2.4 quard dual overhead cam engine? does it turn on a check engine light? if so stop by a big box auto parts store and have the car scanned for codes and see what codes set and let me know what the codes are a code will...

Pontiac Repair: 05 sunfire ignition system, crank sensor, engine computer
crank sensor, engine computer, trouble tree: Hi Bruce: do you have ground there as well? I ll assume you have no spark on all 4 cylinders? this system is a bit complex and with out the aid of a true scan tool your sort of out of luck. the crank position sensor sends a a/c volatge signal to the engine...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 Bonneville SE, 3.8 liter vin k, upper intake manifold, white smoke
upper intake manifold, white smoke, intake manifold: Hi corey: yes it hydro locked. the upper intake manifold is warped and the gasket failed and coolan leaked into the lower intake and filled up the cylinders with coolant. you need to replace the upper plastic intake manifold and gasket. pull out all the...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 pontiac grand am gt, symptoms of a blown head gasket, blown head gasket
symptoms of a blown head gasket, blown head gasket, coolant level: Hi brenda: sounds like a head gasket issue. What you discribed to me is classic symptoms of a blown head gasket or even worse a cracked head from driving it while it s over heating. the aluminum parts in that engine don t take too kindly to be ing over...

Pontiac Repair: anti theft 1996 pontiac sunfire, pass key
pass key : Hi Horst: simple fix. turn off all the power consuming things like the radio and HVAc blower motor. start the car and let it die leave the key in the run position for 10 minutes after that the lamp will stop flashin and either go out or just stay on steady....

Pontiac Repair: Freeze plugs, pontiac montana, freeze plugs
pontiac montana, freeze plugs, freeze plug: Hi Nicky: In order for that jobto be correctly the tranmsission eeds to be removed and a freeze plug installed in the block. There really isn t much room in between the engine and the transmission on that van. If you have really really small hands an expandable...

Pontiac Repair: Fuel Pump stuck on, fuel pump relay, pontiac grand prix
fuel pump relay, pontiac grand prix, grand prix 3: Okay. if the pump turns off when the pump relay is removed then you either have a shorted wire betwwen the under hood fuse box and the ecm to ground or a bad engine control module. A rubbed though wire harenss could be the culprit. take a loog along the wire...

Pontiac Repair: HVAC ducting, 1998 Pontiac Transport, hvac duct work, hvac ducting
hvac duct work, hvac ducting, pontiac transport: It depends on which one it is. I ll assume this is singl zone tem control meaning it only has 1 temp dial. the mode acatuot is on the left side of the HVAc box take the hush panel down under the steering column and you will see it on the side of the hvac box....

Pontiac Repair: Lower Ball Joint for 2008 G6, ball joint, control arm
ball joint, control arm, pivots: Hi Megan: get it replaced. The way the suspension system is set up If the ball joint were loose enough to fail it will rip the axle right out of the car. All the weight of the suspension pivots on that ball joint. The issue on that car is this you can t...

Pontiac Repair: passlock I / BCM, continuity tester, lock cylinder
continuity tester, lock cylinder, listining: Hi Robin: I have never jumpered that system before. you don t need relays or anything fancy. all you need is a resistor that is rated at a higer wattage. just jumpoer across the yellow to black wires at the cylinder assembly roughly a 2.2K ohm resistor...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac g6gt hardtop convertible, t bone, air bag
t bone, air bag, aftermarket parts: Hi Lisa: I don t have an answer for that. With out seeing the extent of the damage for 1 and I m not doing the repairs #2 so I have no idea the extent of the damge is or how good a quaility the repair will be. If the car wasn t totaled then My guess would...

Pontiac Repair: power steering, input shaft, pontiac grand am
input shaft, pontiac grand am, power steering pump: Hi Dawn. I ll assume this is a V6 engine in this car and if that is the case those had issues where the power steering pump input shaft would break off in the pump. the part the pulley is on. when that happens the pump quits working and you have no sssist....

Pontiac Repair: power steering quit working, v6 engines, shaf
v6 engines, shaf, power steering: Hi Dennis: chances are that the input shaf snapped off in the pump. when the engine is running take the cap off the pump and look at the fluid if youdon t see the fluid churning the pump quit working due to the pump shaft breaking off. Sort of a common...

Pontiac Repair: Speedometer jumps and car shuts off, but no check engine light comes on, 2007 pontiac g5, auto parts stores
2007 pontiac g5, auto parts stores, box auto: Hi Taylor: Any other warning light or messages on the Driver info screen? before I go any further I would stop by one of the big box auto parts stores and hve them scan the whole car for codes and see what is stored. there has to be something that ties...

Pontiac Repair: speedometer reads twice as fast and tach reads high, pontiac grand prix, engine computer
pontiac grand prix, engine computer, engine control module: Hi Trudy: no other direability issue other then the IPC issue?? does this have a low coolant light on all the time? any other warning lights on? does the temp and fuel read correctly? If it was just the speedo I would venture to guess it s a bad engine...

Pontiac Repair: 1989 pontiac grand am 2.3, chevron techron fuel system, fuel system treatment
chevron techron fuel system, fuel system treatment, vacuum hose: Hi David: well a mis fire can be caused by a lot of things mechanical issue. spark or fuel. doe it have a dead misfire like it only running on 2 or 3 cylinders or just a slight miss? my guess would be more spark or fuel. a lean (plugged) injector could...

Pontiac Repair: 1998 Pontiac transport, signs of a blown head gasket, blown head gasket
signs of a blown head gasket, blown head gasket, crank case: No always will you see smoke. It depends on where the coolan it leaking into the cylinder or into the crank case. pull the engine oil dip stick if the oil has a milky look to it DO not drive it anymore. intermix of coolant and oil will damage the engine bearings...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 Pontiac grand am, fuel pressure regulator, white pontiac
fuel pressure regulator, white pontiac, pontiac grand am: Hi katelyn: With out seeing it I can t tell you for sure but being it s 12 years old you could have an issue with a rotted/rusted out fuel line causing a leak under the car. It could be a fuel pressure regulator on the engine leaking or a connetion between...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 GP 3.8 NA - Oil in Intake, chevron techron fuel system, google search
chevron techron fuel system, google search, ac delco: as I stated before it s completely normal. it s the gases from the crank case as the combustion leaks past the rings (normal) it pushes minute amount of pressure into the crank case and the oil puddles up in the intake. the cheaper the oil you use the more...

Pontiac Repair: my car wont start., pontiac grandam, water coolant
pontiac grandam, water coolant, head gasket: It may no if there is no water in the engine the temp sensor can t read the temp. it bneeds coolant flowing by it to read the temp. if it lost compression then when your cranking it over it will sound different then it usually does it will either kick back...

Pontiac Repair: cruise control , traction control., pontiac bonniville, traction control systems
pontiac bonniville, traction control systems, brake light switch: Hi Keith: There is not much that the 2 system have related other then the brake switch both systems use the brake light switch input. other tyen that I really don t know maybe a ground wire was left off? ? I would first start by getting the car scanned...

Pontiac Repair: engine noise, grand prix gtp, belt pulleys
grand prix gtp, belt pulleys, water pumps: Hi Dave: can you put a long shanged screwdriver on each of the drive belt pulleys and narrow the noise do that way if you put the screwdriver on the component and the other end to your ear you will be able to find the noise that way. It may be the harmonic...

Pontiac Repair: a few things, maybe related??, pontiac montana, corrosion problem
pontiac montana, corrosion problem, door locks: Hi Jason: well sounds like you have a bunch of issues here. I would check the blower motor for power and ground at the motor with a 12 Volt test light put the motor on hi speed turn the key on the across the 2 wires you should have a BRIGHT light. if you...

Pontiac Repair: idle problems, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Hi jessica: being that this is a super charged car, My guess would be it has a vacuum leak either between the intake and super charger in the front of the engine or the vacum line that feeds the map sensor in this is split open. that vacuum line is under...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Montana 2006, cold climate areas, pontiac montana
cold climate areas, pontiac montana, water pools: Hi brianna: Yes on those vans they had wire harness issues. the 449/455 are codes still in there I asuume nothing new? usually the issue is where the wire harness passes from inside the van to outside of the van at the floor behind the drivers seat. if...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Montana elictriacal system, montana sv6, pontiac montana
montana sv6, pontiac montana, battery cables: Hi Steven: is just the battery light on no other warning lights? If that is it it s some sort of a alternator charging issue. You can stop by one of the buig box auto parts stores and have the van scanned for codes for free and see if there are any charging...

Pontiac Repair: steering wheel fitment, wheel fitment, pontiac firebird
wheel fitment, pontiac firebird, 1967 pontiac firebird: Hi Andy: I have no Idea. both of those cars are older then I am. If I were to guess I would say yes. The steering columns on the old GM cars were pretty much all the same. I m not a parts guy I just fix em. Sorry I can t be of more help to you on that....

Pontiac Repair: Windshield Wipers, windshield wipers, pontiac grand am
windshield wipers, pontiac grand am, 2003 pontiac grand am: Hi Mike. I believe on that car the motor and control board are 1 piece not replaceable seperatly. I m not a parts guy so I can t say for sure but it sounds like the board is the issue here not the motor but you maight have to get both :( Good luck :-)...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 pontiac sunfire stuck anti-theft, 2001 pontiac sunfire, pontiac sunfire
2001 pontiac sunfire, pontiac sunfire, car wont start: Hi Nadine: do this disconnect the battery let the car sit for 10 minutes. hook it back up attempt to start the car it it starts and stalls let the let sit in the run position for 10 minutes untill the security light either goes out or stops flashing and...

Pontiac Repair: 2003 Pontiac sunfire, 2003 pontiac sunfire, pontiac sunfire
2003 pontiac sunfire, pontiac sunfire, ecotech engines: Now it s going to half to goto a shop to get diagnosed. It s hard for it to start on 2 out of 4 cylinders or maybe whatever part was on it s way out finally quit altogther and that is why it will not start. with out seeing it I can t tell you for sure what...

Pontiac Repair: 2004 pontaic grand prix, pontaic grand prix, vent valve
pontaic grand prix, vent valve, gas cap: Hi ther: that codes can be a bad/loose gas cap. Not very likley unless the seal is ripped or torn on the cap or the wratchet will not allow you to tighten the cap fully. more then likely the issue is with the evap. canister vent valve. That is loacted under...

Pontiac Repair: 2007 Pontiac G5 Daytime Running Lights, daytime running lights, 2007 pontiac g5
daytime running lights, 2007 pontiac g5, fuse box: It could be a relay that is stuck on or the body control module is keeping it on it s a crap shoot. the relay is cheap maybe $20.00 you can try swapping it with another relay in the fuse box that is stamped with the same part # on it and see what happens....

Pontiac Repair: fuel pump is pumping but car not starting, fuel pressure regulator, pontiac grand prix
fuel pressure regulator, pontiac grand prix, ac delco: Yes it could be a fuel pressure regulator. what is the pressure it has or should I say doesn t have? the model of cart doesn t matter much an engine still need the same things to run. one other thing to lok at would be a fuel pump replay. If the relay has...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Grand am 98 Idle high, vacuum leak, auto parts stores
vacuum leak, auto parts stores, vacuum hose: Hi Debra: what engine is in this? it could be a few things a vacuum leak from a split vacuum hose. It could be a bad idle control valve it could have a skewed TP sensor and it s cauing a high idle. any check engine light on? if so stop by one of the big box...

Pontiac Repair: Stuck Front Seatbelts, 2006 pontiac g6, pontiac g6
2006 pontiac g6, pontiac g6, seat belts: Hi there: you need to replace the belt retractors first. so you have seat belts once the pretensioner deplys in the belt they are gargage then. you don t have to replace the air bag(S) in order for the belts to work. the air bag lamp will repain on and...

Pontiac Repair: 2004 Grand Am GT Coupe (2 Door)
If the pressure sensor codes are set I would venture to say that the sensor is skewed high or low if it happes either way it can set false Evap codes like the 446 which is an odd code for this car. Also the pressure sors are a bit odd on that year of that...

Pontiac Repair: Montana - no sound from speakers, output transistors, pontiac montana
output transistors, pontiac montana, metal brace: Hi There: it could be a bad radio there or you could have 1 speaker that went bad and took out the audio from all the speakers. If your handy and have an ohn meter you can check this your self. google search a audio diagram for your van. unflug the radio...

Pontiac Repair: need help with pontiac, buss bar, radiator hose
buss bar, radiator hose, 3800 engine: is the check engine light flashing or just on? if it s just on drive it to a big box auto parts store and have the car scanned for codes they do it for free and see what trouble codes are stored. one thging to look at is near the coolant bypass elbow there...

Pontiac Repair: Please help, pontiac bonneville, 2000 pontiac bonneville
pontiac bonneville, 2000 pontiac bonneville, ac delco: Hi Kyle: it s in the/under the air cleaner assembly on the l/f inner fender well area. follor the wire harness from the engine towards the air cleaner box and you will find it. Note to self the engine control module (ECM/PCM) is in the box sold to you as...

Pontiac Repair: Security/Anti-Theft Module, dash light, inconvenient times
dash light, inconvenient times, security module: Hi Colin: it could bea few things the BCM which is the theft module on this car could be getting water in it. the HVAC module leaks water onto the module and causes issues. the BCM is loacted under the hvac module under the glove box. I would check the...

Pontiac Repair: wiring for choke on carburator, manual access, oil pressure
manual access, oil pressure, 8l: Hi there: Well I don tt have service manual access to car that are that old, sorry. I can tell you that a lot of them get power from the oil pressure switch I cab t tell you for sure if that is how it works on this car or not. You can always use a power...

Pontiac Repair: 1996 Pontiac grand am gt, water leaks, rust belt
water leaks, rust belt, pontiac grand am: water leaks can come form anywhere common places on those cars are door weatherstrips around the windows especially if the windows don t roll up fully or straight due to a bad regulator for the glass. The fire wall is a pretty common place on these as well....

Pontiac Repair: 1998 Sunfire engine swap, sebre, v6 engine
sebre, v6 engine, sunbirds: Hi Morgan: I have bad news for you That engine will not fit in a sunfire. Now way shape or form. That car was never designed for a V6 engine to fit under the hood let alone a BIG v6 engine like a 3800. The older sunbirds had a V6 that would fit but not...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 Pontiac Sunfire - no crank, pontiac sunfire, purple wire
pontiac sunfire, purple wire, volage: Hi Jim: The isn t anything stock on one of these that beeps other then the horn. does it have some sort of an alaram or anti theft device added to the car? if so I would look there first. usually these have an issue with a security lamp coming on and they...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 pontiac montana wont run above 2500 rpm, fuel pressure regulator, crank sensor
fuel pressure regulator, crank sensor, pontiac montana: Hi there: Well a few things you could have a restricted exhaust from a partially plug cat. converter. take the exhaust pipe off at the rear manifold and start the van up and see if it will run. These engines do have a rev limiter your not confusing it with...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Bonneville hard starting issue, fuel pressure gauge, accelerator pedal
fuel pressure gauge, accelerator pedal, 3800 v6: On a cold start and you have to press on the pedal to get it to start does it have a fast idle like it should cold? or does it idle real slow? If so I might suspect a bad Idel control motor. other then that your sort of out of luck because there isn t much...

Pontiac Repair: 87 pontiac grand am., liter engine, pontiac grand am
liter engine, pontiac grand am, spark tester: ok the 2.3 is a multi port injected engine. you need to check for fuel pressure between 35-40 PSI is good. you need a computer friendly led test light and check for injector pulse while cranking the engine over. just unplug what ever injetor is easiest to...

Pontiac Repair: 93 grans am 2.3 sluggish reverse, forward gears, forward gear
forward gears, forward gear, valve body: No not really. If you have all 4 forward gears all the solenoids in the valve body are working. if you were missing a forward gear I would say maybe you have a valve body/solenoid issue but not likely. still sounds like it has to come out and apart. ...

Pontiac Repair: blower fan on 2004 Pontiac Vibe, toyota corola, gm dealer
toyota corola, gm dealer, pontiac vibe: Hi Len: well with out seeing it I m only guessing but it s either the blower resistor in the HVAC case or the switch. Chances are it s just the resistor. The restors are not all that common on those cars and switches are even less common. So a roll of the...

Pontiac Repair: Trading a 1995 Camry for a 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee, jeep grand cherokee, rust belt
jeep grand cherokee, rust belt, grand cherokee: Hi Barbra: it s a bit out of my expertise those brands but I can tell you by far I woild Pick a Toyota over a Jeep any day. they hold up better and where I live in the rust belt NY we don t even see cars that are 19 model years old on the road still they...

Pontiac Repair: Transmission Service, slide hammer, axle shaft
slide hammer, axle shaft, grand prix 3: Yes you can use a pry bar to remove the axle shaft. and yes only lower the left side of the sub frame. when you have that lowered and the suspension unhooked from the sub frame you will jack the engine up and then to remove the side cover you will push it...

Pontiac Repair: 1999 buick century ,abs,trac off and blinkers, turn signal switch, fuse boxes
turn signal switch, fuse boxes, ac delco: Hi Dan: sounds like you have a power issue here. My Guess would be a bad ignition switch. a good way to tets it is this when the car is hot and acting up use a digital volr ohm meter and check what the battery volatgae is when it s running then check the...

Pontiac Repair: ABS light, Trac Off light come on at random, car dings, volt ohm meter
car dings, volt ohm meter, wheel bearing: Hi Dustin. good diagnostic skills the fact that turning the wheel back and forth can induce the problem would indicate a wheel speed sensor issue in the wiring at one of the front wheels. as the harness flexes it trips the light on. pretty common on those...

Pontiac Repair: A/C BFC fuse keeps blowing, fuse blows, compressor clutch
fuse blows, compressor clutch, pontiac grand am: Hi James. well there is a short in the power feed for the A/c compressor if the fuse keeps vlowing unplug the conpressor clutch at the compressor and start it up and see if the fuse blowes with the a/c on if it doesn t blow the clutch on the compressor...

Pontiac Repair: fuel pump relay, fuel pump relay, fuse block
fuel pump relay, fuse block, eletrical: Hi Ron. It s in underhood eletrical center #2 which is the smaller fuse block under the hood on the drivers side of the forward f the strut tower. when you take the cover off of it I think the under side of it will have the road map to the fuses and relays...

Pontiac Repair: Intermittent no start, grand am gt, purple wire
grand am gt, purple wire, alaram: Hi Joe: this has the recall kit on it for an ignition switch melt down. if your loosing that power to the relay check that red wire. I belive that is the constant power to the relay durin a crank event. check the wiring near the starter possably a bad crimp...

Pontiac Repair: lost, camshaft bearings, oil pressure sending unit
camshaft bearings, oil pressure sending unit, pontiac bonneville: Hi there. Well if the pressure is low when it s hot that would indicate internal engine damage. you need to get a mechanical test guage for this and put it in place of the oil sending unit and drive it and see what the mechanical guage shows. if it is...

Pontiac Repair: oil pressure switch on 2001 montana, oil pressure switch, pontiac montana
oil pressure switch, pontiac montana, sealent: Hi Terry; it s on the left side of the engine block (front of the van) between the starter motor and exhaust manifold. You need a special oil sender socket to remove it. essentially it s just a deep well socket. just unplug the wire harness going to it...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Grand Prix 2006, pontiac grand prix, cat converter
pontiac grand prix, cat converter, 2006 pontiac grand prix: Hi Pedro; do you know what codes is setting? same as when this all started a p0420? first off if an aftermarket converter was put on this that is more then likely the issue and nothing else. if it had an orignal equipment (new) not used converter and it...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac Torrent rear wiper fail, outer case, rear glass
outer case, rear glass, wiper motor: Hi Stacey: it needs a new rear wiper motor. pretty common issue on those. the outer case of the motor corrodes and then it expands from the corrosion and it tightens up the saft in the motor and then eventaully the motor strips off inside and then it will...

Pontiac Repair: stalling and drivability problems, genuine gm parts, crank sensor
genuine gm parts, crank sensor, ac delco: Yes the parts we get at the dealership are the same parts you can buy at the autoparts store if the carry genuine ac delco parts. if youching the wires induces this then I would suspect either a bad connection in the module or you have a hogged out terminal...

Pontiac Repair: 05 Pontiac Grand Prix, pontiac grand prix, 2 quarts
pontiac grand prix, 2 quarts, tranmission: Hi Javier: well first off you need to get the leak fixed before you run it too low on fluid and burn the tnramission up. Sounds like you have an issue with a pressure control solenoid in the tranmission. that controls the line pressure and the shift feel....

Pontiac Repair: 1990 Pontiac Sunbird cam and crank gear timing., pontiac sunbird, 1990 pontiac sunbird
pontiac sunbird, 1990 pontiac sunbird, google search: Hi douglas: there is a mark on the balancer and a mark on the front timing cover that is where the crank lines up. and the cam is pretty muct at the 12:00 position I think there is a mark on the back side of the timing cover that the mark on the cam lines...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 pontiac sunfire lighting issure, pontiac sunfire, 2000 pontiac sunfire
pontiac sunfire, 2000 pontiac sunfire, fuse block: Ok, Theere are a few common things here. You said you checked the fuses how about the big maxi fuses in the under hood fuse block by the battery? make sure those are all good. a bad ground or battery cable. the sode post batteries on these have a tendency...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Pontiac Montana 3.4L V6 Brake Lights, pontiac montana, mini van
pontiac montana, mini van, 4l: Hi debbie: those vans had issues with the ckt boards the bulbs push into . either the sockets would burn up or the connect from the van into the ckt board would melt. look there I m sure it s one or the other. Not uncommon for it to happen to both sides...

Pontiac Repair: 2006 G6 Wont start, 2006 pontiac g6, pontiac g6
2006 pontiac g6, pontiac g6, starter fluid: Hi tim: well it can be any # of things. all of the cars modules are tied into each other if you have a secuirty system fault it will not start it will cut the fuel off. you need a scan tool for this and start with checking for codes and see what if any...

Pontiac Repair: Aztec battery/ starting issues, digital volt meter, trickle charger
digital volt meter, trickle charger, battery cables: Hi Mark: just because the battery is 2 years old doesn t mean it s good. It could have a bad cell in it and then it woulcn t take a full charge and the cahrger may say it full charged. A bad cell can discharge a battery as well. Have the battey checked...

Pontiac Repair: A/C Compressor Clutch Jingling Sound, compressor clutch, pontiac grand am
compressor clutch, pontiac grand am, cluth: Hi Dustin: yes your right the cluth is bad on the front of the compressor. the fact that it making that noise would also indicate that possably the pulley/hub is bad on the front of the compressor as well. On a 12 year old car cut your losses and just...

Pontiac Repair: A/C Relay, amp fuse, clutch control
amp fuse, clutch control, compressor clutch: Yes your are correct. unplug the compressor clutch at the cluth obviously do it with the engine off. then replace the fuse start the van up and turn the a/c on if the fuse doesn t blow the coil is shorthed out for the compressor cluth. if it still blows there...

Pontiac Repair: Driver's side window not working, rubber boot, speedy response
rubber boot, speedy response, switch wiring: The rubber boot sort of feels off around the door and the body. there is a plastic plig that preses into the door and into the body. The rubber boot wraps around that plastic plug and you can carefully peel it from beind the plug and expose the wires. It will...

Pontiac Repair: E85 Gas, pontiac grand am, octane fuel
pontiac grand am, octane fuel, grand am: Hi Jeanne: No don t worry, it will run poorly and you will get a check engine light on sooner rather then later when the tank get down around 1/2 tank fill it back up with regular 87 octane fuel it will tanke a few tanks of fuel before the checj engine...

Pontiac Repair: issues, oil level gauge, pontiac bonneville
oil level gauge, pontiac bonneville, cam bearings: Hi Shay: before you dig into this more get a mechanical guage and out it in the engine where the sensor goes and run it and see what you have for pressure don t trust the one on the dash. If that too is indeed low then you have a mechanical issue more then...

Pontiac Repair: Unwanted ABS activation, volt ohm meter, digital volt ohm meter
volt ohm meter, digital volt ohm meter, google search: Hi Joe: With out the aid of a scan tool it s pretty hard to find. you have a wheel speeds sensor dropping out. there are a few things you acn try. do a google search and sind the schemaitic for the abs wheel speeds sensors. then unplug the harness at the...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Pontiac Grandam sputtering, advance auto parts, vacuum leak
advance auto parts, vacuum leak, thumb nail: Hi Angel: Has any service engine soon light come on? if so take it back to one of the big box auot parts stores and have it scanned for codes. even if the light has not come on yet see what codes are stored and go from there untill you have that thumb...

Pontiac Repair: 99 Pontiac Montana, pontiac montana, head gasket
pontiac montana, head gasket, thoughs: Hi Ty. well with out seeing it I can t tell you for sure but if they said it s seized up that my not entirely be true. it may not turn over but it may be hydo locked. meaning that coolant leaked into a cylinder and not allowing the engine to spin you can...

Pontiac Repair: traction control module repair, lkq, web sight
lkq, web sight, reman: Hi Sue: we at the dealership only have the parts avaiable that GM offers. They do not offer refurbished parts. So we do not use thme. You can ask them about the possabaility of a used part or LKQ part which means Like Kind Qaulity (used) maning it s out...

Pontiac Repair: wasting money i dnt have
I would go that route first and foremost if a mechanical guage shows low pressure then there is an issue with the engine. if it has goot pressure then either the new sender you had put in is bad or the guage on the dash is bad. I did answer you back right...

Pontiac Repair: 01 aztek will not start
Hi pricilla: will the dome lamps come on when you open the door or the headlight come on when you turn them on? it makes a difference as to what the issue may be. if nothing works at all then it s a battery/battery cable or connection at the battery issue....

Pontiac Repair: 1996 grand am
Hi Jim: if these issue change crop up when you changed the tilt the issue is with the wiring in the column. if this car has a water leak the air bag module gets soaked and that module is tied into the cars computer netwrok. so if that module goes down it...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Pontiac Bonneville shaking
Hi Anthony: well if the CEL is flashing the engine is misfiring. those engines were noted for ignition system issues spark plug and wires were issues if it s an intemittant misfire it could be one of those if it s a constant misfire then it may be more major...

Pontiac Repair: 98 pontiac transport
Hi KAye: 40 PSI is a few pounds low it should start and run with that. you need spark on all the cylinders and injetor pulse for it to run. if you have spark and fule pressure the only other thing is injetor pulse. are the spark plugs getting wet? ...

Pontiac Repair: Headlights
Hi Susan: that car has both vertical and horizointal adjustments on the lamps there are 2 adjustment screws on the top of the lamps that will allow you to raise and lower the focus of the light and side to side as well. one thing is possably when you replaced...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Bonneville shutting off and more
wow a lot to mull over here. with out seeing it It s just a guess. but I have a few thoughts. that engine in that year was plagued with phantom stall issues. (Sorry) but a few things that could be checked. a leaking fuel pressure regulator meaning fuel leaking...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 Pontiac Sunfire
Hi Caryn: that fuse runs all the parking lights. has this car ever been in a accident? if so I would start looking there first either a pinched or chafed wire harness. are any of the lamps full of water if so look there. finding a short ckt is not easy...

Pontiac Repair: 2007 Pontiac G6 Convertible
Hi Anne: this is a very complex and expensive system to get repaired Bet they didn t tell you that when you bought it new? with out seeing it I can t tell you for sure what the issue is this system has a multitude of codes related to all the switches that...

Pontiac Repair: 3100 sfi will not run
hi mike: I m not a chevy guy. but you could be right about security issue. if that is the case the injectors are tuned off. Try this disconnect the battery and let it sit for 10 minutes. reconnect the battery. try to crank the car over if it spits and spoutters...

Pontiac Repair: lost of power
Hi lewis. when the SES lamp came on did it stay on when the engine started back up or did it just come on to indicate a stall? if the light stayed on it stored a code. stop by one of the big box auto parts stores and have the car scanned for codes (they...

Pontiac Repair: Power steering
Hi toni: it s 1 of 2 things. prior to it quiting was there any whine noise or jerky steering? if so there is a leak in the system un it s low on fluid. Or the input shaft in the steering pump snapped off. with out seeing it I can t tell you for sure what...

Pontiac Repair: Radio display not working
are both sides of the controls on the steering wheel out? beaning the back light? did they both go out at the same time? the back lighting is separate from the controls them self working. again if the back lighting works on the HVAC head IPC etc. then the...

Pontiac Repair: secondary air pump
well that is a start. if the pump runs and assuming it s actually pumping air and the impeller in not broken off then chances are the air shut off valve on the back of the engine is stuck closed not allowing the air to flow into the exhaust. It s just a guess...

Pontiac Repair: Sunbird Fuel Gauge
Hi Pat. well it can be a few things. either a bad fuel level sensor in the tank. has the fuel tank ever been replaced in this car that you know of? if so it s possible that it has a bad tank in it. ther are baffles in the gas tank that stop the fuel from...

Pontiac Repair: 1998 Montana coolant fill procedure
Hi Dan. Bad news if you over heated this it more then likely blew a head gasket. more then likely the lower intake has been leaking for a while and ran low on coolant and then it over heated. causing a head gasket failure see that cycle all the time on those...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am
Hi Laura: the tires have nothing to do with it. more then likely you have an ABS wheel speed sensor that is bad or a wire harness going to one of the sensor that is bad. stop by a big box auto parts store and have them check for codes they do it for free....

Pontiac Repair: 92 pontiac b-ville 3.8
Hi Phil: when it starts will it just Idle and run okay but does what you say when you step on the gas pedal? when it idles does it sound like it s running on all 6 cylinders? does the SES light come on and stay on? it makes a difference as to what way I...

Pontiac Repair: Can't get my radio to work and there is now a constant thumping from my driver side speaker even when the car is turned off
Hi John: sorry for the delay there was an issue with allexperts I never got your question till today. does this have the factory radio in it and if so is it an monsoon radio system? could be a bad amplifier. when you jumped it may have screwed up the...

Pontiac Repair: 1996 pontiac sunfire gt
Hi Jenna: it will not crank (turn over)? it s not a crank shaft sensor. you need to check the crank voltage at the purple wire at the starter motor. have someone crank the car and you need check the voltage on that wire at the starter motor. if there...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 Pontiac Bonneville
Hi peter: unless the motor mounts are broken you not going to noise any change in the way it rides if is feels round sitting at a light then you may have a bad mount? , as far as shocks the rear ones do wear out on these cars and start to leak. with 70,000...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 Pontiac Grand Am 2.2 SE
Hi Joe: You have no spark on any of the cylinders or just on 2? If you have no spark on all 4 it s either a bad Ignition module or crank shaft position sensor. If you have it on just 2 chances are it s a bad coil assembly. all 4 coils are part of the same...

Pontiac Repair: 2005 Pontiac Sunfire - Bad Vibration
my first idea is still that just an idea the only other factor in this could be the a/c. if the HVAc is placed in any a/c modes or defroster the compressors runs and could caus a noise or vibration if you put the mode on heater or vent if the vibration goes...

Pontiac Repair: 2009 Pontiac G6 Engine dies
I think I would look at battery cables and connections. the fact that is just clicked and would not cranks. try this when it s running try this pull on the cables especially the ground (-) cable and see if the car dies when you are doing that. I would also...

Pontiac Repair: 2009 pontiac g6 no start (odo) error
Hey Bob: I got this! the ground cable is broken off at the transmission to engine stud. it s hard to see but grab onto the ground cable and it will be broken off that stud. the modules loose the ground from the engine block and when the IPC doesn t see...

Pontiac Repair: 2009 pontiac vibe 1.8 l
Hi Joe: that s odd for the most part these cars have no issues at all with running they are a Toyota and you can t kill them. only thing that comes to mind is a dirty throttle plat and throttle bore being that you said the idle is low I m thinking the is...

Pontiac Repair: 99 Pontiac grand prix gtp supercharged
Hi kevin: were there any issues with the way it drove before this happened? does it have any transmission fluid leak prior to this happening? first and foremost check the fluid level if the fluid is full then there is an internal failure inside the transmission...

Pontiac Repair: 99 sunfire ignition
Hi Jeff: I think you had ignition lock cylinder or a key. if those double sides keys are really worn out they can be removed in any position. when the key wears out the shavings from the key wind up in the cylinder and the tumbler bind/stick and that is...

Pontiac Repair: Car didn't wanna drive and now won't start
it could be a broken flex plate and if it actually sheared off it will just turn the flywheel but not turn the engine over. It s odd that it would break like that usually when they break it a jagged fracture and the plate breaks off but it will still turn...

Pontiac Repair: Engine question..
Only use AC Delco spark plugs the ones that fit that car are either platinum or iridium plugs they are what is designed to be in the car and nothing else. I m a firm beliver of what ever you drive (brand) put the original equipment electrical parts back in...

Pontiac Repair: How to install dome light....
Hi Nichole: it depends on if it s one with a sun roof or a hard top. there are 2 pieces to the lamp the lense and the back part that goes behind the headliner. the 2 pieces sanp together and then there is either a magnet on the back side of the piece that...

Pontiac Repair: Starting problem
from what your saying it sounds a lot like a bad ignition switch but it could also be a bad security module with is on the ignition switch with out the aid of a scan tool to see what that module is doing I can t say for sure if you get the car started keep...

Pontiac Repair: 1998 Pontiac Montana
Hi jennie: well low battery voltage could be the cuase of all of this. did you replace the battery? if the system volatge is low all of what you mentioned and a whole slew of other things can happen. start with a battery and make sure the battery cables...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Pontiac Bonneville sale 4 door sedan
Hi Devin: Well I just fix em I don t look up parts. I can t tell you for sure 100% that they will be the same but I can tell you that if the final drive ratio is the same and the one you want to put in your car came out of the same year and was out of...

Pontiac Repair: DIC will not come on
Hi there: depend on where you live you can maybe get a used cluster assembly from a junk yard some states will not allow ti due to milage issues. the dic is part of the cluster on that van. The other options are an a/c delco repair shop or the dealer they...

Pontiac Repair: electrical
Hi sandy sorry for the delay. I did answer this for you the other day and for some reason it shows I never answered it. sounds to me that the issue here is with the BCM (body control module) it controls multiple functions on this SUV. pretty common issue...

Pontiac Repair: Fuel problems?
it s in the bottom of the engine block under where the oil filter is. it has a 2 wire connetor on it the wires are purple and yellow. If you have to replace it use care when remocing then have a tendency to get stuck in the block. carb cleaner and penetrating...

Pontiac Repair: No Heat
Yes that is possable that engine is hard to burp the air out of. depending on the year and body application there is a metal return pipe that is part of the heater tubes that has an air bleed in it. Usually there is a wraning sticker near the bleed to tell...

Pontiac Repair: No low beams AND Reduced Engine Power message
you could be right. the software that all experts has I can t cut and paste the diagnstic info in and it look right sorry. 9 times out of 10 that module is the issue and nothing else. the other 10% is a switch bcm or wiring and no set pattern. I know that...

Pontiac Repair: Maplight replacement
Hi david: No secrets once you remove the lenses on the lamps you should be able to get the bulbs out. pretty straight forward repair. I can t rember the last time I did that but a small flat blade screw driver should aid it getting the lenses off the mirror....

Pontiac Repair: Starting problem
Hi there and I do remeber answering a question for you. Not to many people from out side of north america ask me questions. The oil pressure guage/gauge issue you have I would think is unrelated to the issue you have. as for the fuel filter not a bad ide...

Pontiac Repair: Starting problem
that is an intereting thought next time this acts up and will not start leave the key on and see if it will flash the code 12.. on though on thats well. the engine control module (ecm) is under the hood on the right side of the car under a plastic close out...

Pontiac Repair: Starting problem
Yes exactly. in one of the other replies back to you I mentioned that heat is a huge factor wit eletronics. heat and eletronics do not play well together. you need to catch it when it will not stat to see what your lacking. fuel,spark or injetor pulse. untill...

Pontiac Repair: 1997 pontiac grand prix gt idle issues
Hi Kolby: Is thsi a supercharged 3800 engine or just the basic engine? you said it s a GT so I m thinking super charged?? If so there is a vacuum leak in one of two places. the gasket between the super charger and intake manifold is sucks in near the front...

Pontiac Repair: 2004 Pontiac Vibe Trunk
Hi there. You vibe needs a set of lift gate support struts. basically they are shock absorbers that hold up the gate. either the oil has leakied out of them or the cold weather is making the seals in the supports leak. any big box auto parts stors will...

Pontiac Repair: 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
Hi Peggy: The 2 issues you have are unrelated, sounds like you have a bad dinner switch in the steering column for the lights. as for the ru8nning issue you missing something either spark or fuel. turn the car off wait a minute and turn the key to run have...

Pontiac Repair: a/c and noise
Hi Luara: Ok for the HVAC there are eletric motors that run the doors for the air flow. the mode door motor is more then likley bad. as for the noise you hearing driving. if it s a squeek it could be thye brake wear indicator if it a growl/whine it more...

Pontiac Repair: my car is not cranking
Yes if you indeed hear the pump run but you have no pressure ayt the relief valve the pump is either bad or you ran out of fule. that vinatge grand prix had issues with the fuel level sensors going bad they would read full or near or even 1/2 when the tank...

Pontiac Repair: G6 top won't go down
Hi Pam: well with out seeing this I can t tell you exactly what the issue is. there can be a lot of issues that are making this happen something as the pump is low on oil and will not allow it to make the top move all the way. If it s low there is a leak!...

Pontiac Repair: motor
Hi Justin: That is a HUGE undertaking. I want to say NO that you can t reason being in 2004 the body changed on the Pontiac W body. the basic mechanical stuff is the same But the body changed so I will say no. I m not a parts guy I just fix em. if you...

Pontiac Repair: re:1996 pontiac bonneville - anti-freeze
Hi Natalie: those 3800 V6 engines were noted for coolant leaks due to the plastic parts the put on the engine. the part you were referring to was an coolant bypass elbow for the heater. very common. the other things that leak on that engine are the intake...

Pontiac Repair: Starting problem
Again. Heat has an effect on eletronics. it cuais strange things to happen. I have no answer as to why I m just trying to help you out here. get it to act up find out what is missing and I will steer to towards what the failed compnent is and or how to test...

Pontiac Repair: wining sound
Hi there: well it can be a lot of things does the noise go away when it s in gear? or is it there all the time? first thing I would do it take the serpantine (drive belt) off the front of the engine and see if the noise goes away. Actually that car has...

Pontiac Repair: Headlights/daytime lights not working
Hi Roy: ok that s better, the fact that the fog lights turn on is an indication that the switch (head light) works so you have an issue with either both bulbs burt out at the same time (NO really I have seen it happen) or you have a power issue going to...

Pontiac Repair: Passenger side panel fuse box on a 1999 Pontiac Grand am
ok it sounds like you covered the basics. and it s something more complex. with out the aid of a scan tool a true scanner not a code reader you about as far as you can go on your own. there may be an issue with one of the engine sensors? map,tp.maf with out...

Pontiac Repair: Replacing Purge valve, theft deterrent module, and supercharger bypass solenoid
Hi Jonathan: those are some pretty heavy duty parts to replace. the purge valve is on the engine the vacuum line is attached to the engine and then goes to the purge valve then back to the gas tank. it s on a metal bracket attached to the engine take the...

Pontiac Repair: wont do nothing
Hi Carla: The factory security system is preventing the car from starting. ther are wires in the steering column that are attached to the lock cylinder and the wires broke off you wiggeling the steering wheel is enough of a vibatation to make the wires...

Pontiac Repair: 05 Pontiac Montana (not SV6) a/c and heater control switch
Hi Lee: unplug the blower motor and attach a test light to the wires and turn the fan on and see if the light lights dim on Lo and bright on HI and stays on and doesn t go out. if it does then the issue is with the blower motor if it goes out like the...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Bonneville won't start
Hi dale: There are a lot of possibilities here depending on the radio that was put in this if the radio was hooked up incorrectly and it has a ground wire or a power feed taped into the communication wire for all the modules that is why it will not start/crank....

Pontiac Repair: 2004 GRAND AM WONT START
spark is pretty basic. it needs power and ground at module on the small 2 wire connector pink is power black is ground. the 3 wire connector is the crank sensor input. the yellow and purple wires are the crank sensor input. on an a/c voltage scale cerank the...

Pontiac Repair: 92' Bonneville
Hi James. well with out a true scan tool there is just a few things you can do. It s either a vacuum leak a stuck IAC motor. you can use a can of carb cleaner and spray around the intake manifold and vacuum lines with the engine running is the idle picks...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac 2007 go gt dies while driving
Hi Elizabeth. I ll assume this is a V6 engine being that it s a GT? when it dies what happens? is it like someone turns the key off or does it spit sputter then dye. It makes a difference as to what could be wrong with it. I find it hard to believe there...

Pontiac Repair: Flashers
Hi Joe: that has 2 separate flashers they are in the same general area under the steering column. they look the same as well a metal can about the size of a half dollar. take the trim down and then activate the flasher it will be louder when the trim panel...

Pontiac Repair: water for windshield wipers
the tank for the squirts is in the wheel well. you need to take the inner fender plastic liner out to gain access to get the tank out. it s just a few screws that hold it to the body and the wire harness that attaches to the pump and a low washer level sensor...

Pontiac Repair: air conditioner
Hi Vickie: is this auro climate control meaning dual temp for driver and passenger? If so there could be an issue with the temp doors in the HVAC box inside the dash. Usually when you have a difference in temp between one side to the other the system is...

Pontiac Repair: Auto interior question
Hi David: the onlt thing you can try is what you already did. A spray glue designed for fabric. the issue is this the foam and fiber backing board that the fabric is attached to breaks down over time and becomes brittle and starts to fall apart so the flue...

Pontiac Repair: car losing power when accelerating
Hi Keta: from what you stated is happening sounds like it s an ignition system issue. either a bad sprak plug wire or a bad ignition coil under a heavy load on the engine either a coil is breaking down from the heat or a spark plug wire(S) are leaking causing...

Pontiac Repair: Steering & Cracking Noises
Hi Susan: well with out being able to her it I can t tell you for sure what the issue is BUT if that noise was not there before the steering rack was replaced and now it is then there is a good chance it s replaced the new steering gear or something happens...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 GrandAm Gt 3.4 v6
Hi Mason: Odd question. is this only equipped with the ctsy lighst in the rear view mirror ? no other dome lamps equipped It must have a sun roof??? sun roofs on these cars problematic. water leas into the fuse panel on both sides of the dash on that car...

Pontiac Repair: 2005 pontiac bonneville GXP
Hi Lee: Aftermarket converters are an issue with every car/truck. if it s not original equipment the calculations the engine control module makes for calculations as to how much hydrocarbons are burned off have to me spot on or the engine control module...

Pontiac Repair: 2006 Pontiac Torrent a/c freezing up
Hi Mike. I ll assume it s cold until the evap freezes up and then you loose air flow as well as it not cooling? first off you need to confirm the exact amount of 134A is in the system just adding it with one of the sure shot fix it your self cans you...

Pontiac Repair: 2008 G6 4L V6 Intermittent No Start
HI Patrick. well first off if it s been to a GM dealer that is a good move Vs independent repair shop. question is this what codes have set in this car when it will not start, there should be a smoking gun some where one or of the modules in the car should...

Pontiac Repair: pontiac montana chugging
Hi Pamela: there is an engine misfire. The fact that the light blinking means the misfire is severe enough to cause catalytic converter damage. if it only does it on a heavy acceleration chances are it s a had spark plug wire. if it misfires all the time...

Pontiac Repair: 2007 pontiac grand prix low beams will not turn off
Hi gina: as for the head lamps that headlamp control relay/module is why the light would not turn off it stuck on and it will happen again. usually it s the other way around that the lamps will not turn on. as for the door locks if they work with the switches...

Pontiac Repair: 2009 pontatic torrent sparkplugs
Hi Bob: really the easies way to change them is from the bottom and reach up to get them out. if it s an AWD it makes it harder but really that is the easiest way and also when the engine is cold that is a given for sure! If you have a 5/8 swivel spark plug...

Pontiac Repair: Battery drain 07 grand prix
Hi Jacob. you need to find the draw in the system. obviously there is something draining the battery. first and for most I would go after that radio and or what ever else you have aftermarket on the car and disconnect it all and see what the draw on the...

Pontiac Repair: fuel pump not running
does the fuel pump relay click on and off when you turn the key to run and when you crank the engine? if not you either have a bad relay or wiring issue to the relay or the engine computer is turning the fuel pump relay on. with out seeing it I can t tell...

Pontiac Repair: Turn Signal
Hi Joe With out seeing it I can t tell you for sure but it sounds like you have a bad bulb. the front and rear park/turn are a double filament bulb and when the t/s burn out the filament touched the park light filament and when you turn on the head lamps...

Pontiac Repair: 1996 Bonneville parking lights stay on
Hi Monika: The radio needs to be replaced. it s not fixable the led light inside the radio are not repairable. either one from a junk yard or a exchange unit from a dealership. Is this car and sse oe ssei trim level if so they have what s called twileight...

Pontiac Repair: 2001 Grand-Am Servicing
Hi Colin: Servicing a rack in the N body car is the same way but your right not much movement with the engine cradle. the trick is to loosen the 2 front engine cradle bolts to allow it to drop down just enough to sneak out the rack the rear transmission...

Pontiac Repair: 2005 Pontiac G6 Heating System
Hi nick: that is odd. the fact that the defroster turns on wirh the remote start is very odd well not that because it should but it turns on with the starter but not the button. I m thinking a bad control head. but with out seeing it I can t say that is...

Pontiac Repair: 97 grand am gt
Hi jeff. the issue with the head lights is the ckts for the day time running lights. there is a broken wire or an open splice in the forward lamp harness for the head lamps. the lighst are wired in a series ckt and if there is a break in the ckt you get...

Pontiac Repair: autos
Hi mike: it needs a turn signal flasher. it s located under the dash. that has 2 different flashers they are loaced next to each other turn on the hazard flashers and listen for the clicking if you find that the t/s one is right net to it. good luck :-)...

Pontiac Repair: Battery light, good Alt. good Battery
Hi Jason: if you have 12V at the big red wire at the alternator the fuse is good for the alt. you said you had the alternator checked and it s OK? you took it off and took it to the parts store to have them check it? was the engine out of this car to fix...

Pontiac Repair: Camshaft Install
Hi Jim: I have not touched a tech $ engine in 20+ years literally! my online service manual stuff only goes back to 1998. if memory serves me right that 2 piece thrust washer is just to keep the cam from walking out of the block and to make sure the cam...

Pontiac Repair: car want crank when turning key
Hi Ashley: is the security light on and or flashing when you try to crank the car? if so the passlock cylinder in the steering column is bad. try this turn all the accy s off on the car try to crank the car and then release the key to the run position and...

Pontiac Repair: DRIVER SIDE CV AXLE
Hi Joe. I m not a service manual writer but here is what you need to do. remove the wheel and brake caliper and rotor. the nut has to be removed from the outer CV joint where it goes though the hub. that is a 36MM nut. because you got a complete axle you...

Pontiac Repair: Fuel Injector
take the spark plugs out and clean them off. they are either flooded our fouled out maybe a brand new set of plugs in they have been in there for a while. do you have spark at the plug s or just at the coil? take a look inside the cap and make sure it s not...

Pontiac Repair: no heat in Pontiac Montana
Hi Ray: try this when you go from full hot to full cold do you hear and or feel the air flow change somewhat? if so the tempature doo is working and then it is a matter of a issue with coolant flow into the heater core. if you do not hear the air flow change...

Pontiac Repair: no heat in Pontiac Montana
Hi ray. did you check the coolant level at the radiator or just in the over flow bottle? My guess is you are low on coolant these are noted for coolant leaks and when they get low you get an air pocket in the heater core and you get poor heat. if the cabin...

Pontiac Repair: idles too high
sounds like it s an issue with the engine control computer it s loosing it memory. or one of the input sensors is skewing the data to the engine computer and making it idle high with out the aid of a true scan tool it s just a guessing game as to it being...

Pontiac Repair: Pontiac montana overheat
Hi troy: how long did it run low on coolant when the water pump failed? chances are this blew a head gasket. what happens with these if either the water pump fails and leaks or the intake manifold gaskets fail and leak and it runs low on coolant and when...

Pontiac Repair: Rear window wipers not working
Hi Mary: well with out seeing it I have no idea what s wrong with it either but my Guess would be a wiper motor it s self that is bad usually the shaft corrodes to the housing that the motor sits in and that is why the motor doesn t work. BUT it could have...

Pontiac Repair: Theft alarm system
Hi Nathan: It depends on what equipment the car has You have to look in the owners manual under personalization and you may be able to toggle off the content theft some have an inclinmeter meaning when the car is armed if it were to be jacked up and or...

Pontiac Repair: tranny issue on a 2002 pontiac grandprix gtp sc
are you sure it s not the wheel bearing on the other side of the car? you chasing a non problem. unless a bearing inside the ttrnamission came apart of the lowest gear set inside the trnamission came apart usually the noise is not from the transmission. if...

Pontiac Repair: transmission lines
I m sure you8 can fine them aftermarket if you look around or on Ebay You will find what you need rockauto.com etc... I do not suggest bypassing the cooler at all an automatic transmission generates a lot of heat that is why there is a cooler in the first...

Pontiac Repair: 1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE. 6cyl 3.3 l engine power steering pump
Ok . there is a restriction in the P/S system the pump is not getting enough fluid into it and that is why it s burning up the pumps. the original pump may have come apart and the debris may have wound up in the steering rack that is the only thing in the...

Pontiac Repair: 2002 pontiac grand am
when it stalls does the security light either stay on or keep flashing? if so it has a pass lock problem. start the car turn off all the accy s off leave the key on for 120 minutes the lamp will either go out or stop flashing then turn the key off for 1 minute...

Pontiac Repair: 2004 grand prix
Hi bob. any security light on when she is trying to crank the car over? you need to check for crank voltage at the starter motor with a test light. have someone crank the car and check the small purple wire going to the starter. if it has power and the...

Pontiac Repair: Pretensioner Replacement
the seat doesn t have to be removed to replace the pretensioner. NO you could have an issue with the passenger presence system that is a lot more expensive and requires the seat cushion being removed and calibraterd with a scan tool. that is more involved...

Pontiac Repair: skylar
Hi Skylar. Sounds like it has a fuel delivery problem either a plugged/restricted fuel filter or a pump that is starting to wear out and not able to produce enough fuel pressure. There could be other issue like a bad mass air flow sensor but that is not...

Pontiac Repair: still idles too high
did it idle lower for a while and then back to a fast idle again? of no change at all.? if it did work for a bit try this disconnect the battery and let it sit a 10 minutes and try again. if not then there is something either driving the idle high or the engine...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Pontiac Bonneville havc prob. has duel air cont.
Hi Steve. if you turn the a/c off and change the temps from hot to cold or cold to hot the passenger side is always warm/hot? if so I would suspect that the temp door actuator is bad. it s a bidirectional motor on the side of the HVAC case that runs the...

Pontiac Repair: 2000 Trans Am wont start
Hi Mike: well with out seeing it it s hard to say but being that it has been in storage my first though would be that you have an un invited guest that took up residence in your car. I would look for rodent damage under the hood. they are hungry and usually...

Pontiac Repair: '97 Pontiac grand am gt, 2.4L twin cam
Hi John. the wires are ground small black wire. a red wire is constant battery power a another red or yellow that it the start wire input to the relay and a purple wire goes to the starter solenoid. I m not 100% sure on that 1 wire that is red or yellow. this...

Pontiac Repair: fuel filter replacement
Hi Joe. The 2.4 engine doesn t not have a pressure bleed off/pressure tap port. they only way to bleed it off is to slowly unscrew the fitting at the filet . it has 1 threaded end and a quick connect end. unscrew the threaded end and it will slowly bled...

Pontiac Repair: transmission
well you need to #1 support the engine and then remove the sub frame from under the engine and transmission and then remove the transmission out the bottom. not an easy jow with out the use of a transmission jack and lots of ground clearance under the suv....

Pontiac Repair: transmission
Hey Tim: define hesitates? There is a delay in the up shift? it neutrals out meaning there is nothing there for a split second or does it flair when it shifts meaning the rpm s spike in between gears? what ever issue it may be there is nothing you can do...

Pontiac Repair: 2WR69 -2002 GRAND PRIX GTP SEDAN, cv shaft, grand prix gtp
cv shaft, grand prix gtp, wheel bearing: Hi Barndi: You can get a remanufactured shaft complete cheaper than just one of the joints alone. I would say the shaft is maybe about $200.00 and the labot is maybe $150.00. it could be a wheel bearing going bad as well. Is it a humming vibrating noise...

Pontiac Repair: 3.8L engine, pontiac bonneville, gm motor
pontiac bonneville, gm motor, lifters: I have actually heard of this once before and everyone thought it was a strange occourance then too. It was on a different GM motor though, but not too far off from your 3800. As far as why this happened, the mileage isn t excessive but is a factor, have them...

Pontiac Repair: 3 quick questions..., chevy cavalier, ball joints
chevy cavalier, ball joints, snow tire: 1) It sounds like your oil pump is working normal. As long as the pressure doesn t drop to low at an idle it should be ok. 2)Good luck getting the panel off. There are no easy ways to do it. Sometimes you can roll the window down and then use a long screwdriver...

Pontiac Repair: 3000 rpm idling, vacuum leak, idle air controller
vacuum leak, idle air controller, throttle body: Hi I would first suspect a Vacuum leak, either external or internal. Excessive vacuum will cause a high idle. if external, You should be able to open hood and hear the leak, it ll be a hiss-ing sound, loud to cause a 3k rpm idle. You could then get the IAC...

Pontiac Repair: 4-way flasher switch., pontiac grand am, lock cylinder
pontiac grand am, lock cylinder, hi bob: Hi Bob. you have to remove that trim around the radio and HVAC control head. first you need a metal bent pick and remove the bezel around the ingintion lock cylinder and then pick a corner of that trim and get the pick behind the trim and gently pull out...

Pontiac Repair: my 85 fiero gt, advance auto parts, fiero gt
advance auto parts, fiero gt, glue residue: ok if this is right you are wanting to remove all the body side mldgs... ok normally on all metal parts you would remove the trim most anymore are just glues with double sided tape, you can take a thin wire, we use fine mid welder wire and slice it off real...

Pontiac Repair: 86 grand prix 305 V8, deg, grand prix
deg, grand prix, timing problems: Check to make sure that you didn t possibly disconnect a ground strap between the block and firewall, this would cause the floating ground the computer needs to be diminished and it might be causing your timing problems. Secondly if you are trying to set the...

Pontiac Repair: 88'Grand Am 16Vquad4DOHC -starts then stalls, quad4, stutters
quad4, stutters, grand am: Hi change the conductor housing, it is also called the coil housing. just trun the cover over and take the housing off and remove the two coils and replace the housing. make sure you dont lost the little springs that in the coils. you well need them when you...

Pontiac Repair: 88 pontiac fiero making a winding noise, pontiac fiero, rear seal
pontiac fiero, rear seal, inspection sticker: Hey Jay: Well it could be a lot of things. It could be a belt or it could be that then belt was/is to tight and now the alternator is making noise. Without hearing it I can t tell you what it may be but that is a likely cantidate for that kind of a noise....

Pontiac Repair: 89 firbird wont run injectors dont open up., computer car, system chip
computer car, system chip, security light: Hi Only info I can find is the PCM controlls the injector grounds. You MAY have a VATS problem (Vehicle Anti Theft System)Chip in key. What is the security light / theft light doing? Is it on steady or blinking? I would HIGHLY suspect the ignition switch...

Pontiac Repair: 89 pontiac grand prix se v6 2.8, pontiac grand prix, power steering fluid
pontiac grand prix, power steering fluid, sterring wheel: Hi From what you have stated, it sounds like the fluid leak is Power Steering Fluid. It could be leaking from either the pump or better yet, the high pressure line. I would put fluid in it, start it and watch for the leak. Then repair as necessary. Just...

Pontiac Repair: 90 firebird 3.1 Fuel Reg/Fuel Rail, torx screws, metal cap
torx screws, metal cap, replacement fuel: Hey Joshua, Wow that s a trip down memory lane. I don t remember quite how that one was replaced. The newer ones have a snap ring that holds them into the rail. I belive a few of those older ones had a metal cap with torx screws you removed the metal cap...

Pontiac Repair: 91 Firefly won't start, battery cables, constant power
battery cables, constant power, coil wire: Hey Dale: I m not familiar with the firefly I think this is a canadian car??? But none the less a car is a car. I would look long and hard at the electrical system. The fact that it will not crank at all and the fact that is does crank but will not start...

Pontiac Repair: 91 Gran Prix rich runner, tps sensors, gran prix
tps sensors, gran prix, snap on: 1st of all you could try a different scanner. Snap on scanners do not always read correctly and can cause false problems. If it is really running to rich it will set a code 45. You might want to check your injector resistance. The window guides should just...

Pontiac Repair: 91 Grand Am 2.5L, haynes repair manual, coolant temp
haynes repair manual, coolant temp, engine coolant: Hey Perry: This is a weird one. When it doesn t start it has no spark or either coil packs but yet it does have injector pulse?? I would venture to say that the problem is in the ignition module then. Usually if you have no spark on both coils you will...

Pontiac Repair: 91 Grand Am Starting Problems', spark plug wires, throttle body injection
spark plug wires, throttle body injection, throttle valve: Hi, the (Tech 4) has what is call a (TBI) Throttle body injection. Remove the air cleaner and filter, and the filter housing. In the top of the TBI you will see the injector. If you turn the key to start the engine you should see the spraying the gas in to...

Pontiac Repair: 91 grand prix fuel filter, prix fuel, gas tank
prix fuel, gas tank, fuel filter: Hi, the filter is in the rear of the car at the gas tank. frist take the fuel pump fuse out. then start the engine. after the engine has stoped. trun the engine over a few more times this will let the pressure off the gas line. then jack up the car and remove...

Pontiac Repair: 91 Pontiac grand am won't start, butterfly valve, pontiac grand am
butterfly valve, pontiac grand am, overhead light: Hi, if this is the frist time you have tryed starting the car in the pass year, then you will need to put in some new gas, after you put the gas in, and it still wont start then clean the plugs, or put new one in, also make sure that the fuel pump is coming...

Pontiac Repair: 91 pont grand prix 3.1 ignition sensor replacement, crankshaft sensor, crank sensor
crankshaft sensor, crank sensor, grand prix 3: Patti, I just took a look to refresh myself and realized the module is on the side to the engine block. This style is the hardest to access. Truly unless you are a natural contortionist magician there not much chance of accessing it. I not playing the man/woman...

Pontiac Repair: 91 pont grand prix 3.1 ignition sensor, camshaft sensor, crankshaft sensor
camshaft sensor, crankshaft sensor, timing chain cover: Hi, I will try. The only sensor that i no of, that has any thing to do with the ignition, is the ignition module the crankshaft sensor and the camshaft sensor. The module is mounted under the coil pack, the crankshaft sensor in mounted in the block on the...

Pontiac Repair: 91gr.prix se 3.1 -no-start, halogen light bulb, radiator core
halogen light bulb, radiator core, gauge wire: Hey Tom. it could be 2 things that come into mind... #1 it could have a bad ignition module and that crank RPM you see is just a substitute value which is kind of unlikely. the other thing is if memory serves me because that s an older model..... the main...

Pontiac Repair: '92 Bonneville, column support, ssei
column support, ssei, support ed: Hi,Robert This may be the Chime module,though it would be hard for me to diagnose without listening to it,the location of the module is center of the dash lower and to the left of the ashtray if its an SE,if its and SSE and SSEI then the module is located...

Pontiac Repair: 92 bonny 3.8 sc crank no start, key cylinder, noid light
key cylinder, noid light, cam sensor: Hi Clint Is the Theft light on or blinking? If so I beleiv this MAY be your problem. Code 58 is the Theft deterrent code. USUALLY the theft deterrent disables fuel. But as it all runs through the Ignition Control Module, it MAY disable fire. If possible,...

Pontiac Repair: 92 Firebird 3.1, fuel gauge, throttlebody
fuel gauge, throttlebody, fule: Hey Troy: Well ther is only 1 fule filter. If you don t have nay fuel pressure then it will not run. You may have a new pump that went bad.... You could have an issue with a bad ground wire going to the fuel pump. back near the tank is a big connector that...

Pontiac Repair: 92 firebird waterpump installation, pontiac firebird, waterpump
pontiac firebird, waterpump, water pump: If you want step by step instructions, get a service manual. All you have to do is drain the coolant, remove the fan shroud, remove the belt or belts, remove the fan and pulley, remove the water pump. Clean the gaskets off of the block ans install the pump...

Pontiac Repair: 92 Grand Am motor mount 2.3 soc, head gasket replacement, timing chain cover
head gasket replacement, timing chain cover, propane torch: One last piece of advice Keith, it may sound weird but try to tighten the bolts a little first before trying to loosen them. If you can get the bolt to start moving in this direction they will come out easier and this will greatly reduce the chances of rounding...

Pontiac Repair: 92 Grand Prix: engine shift, overheating, blower, coolant leaks, radiator coolant
coolant leaks, radiator coolant, coolant system: On the transmission if you have not done it need to change the filter. If you has changed the filter then it s in the transmision. A valve can be sticking in the valve body and cause it to do this. Here are some thing that makes and engine to run hot. Theemostat...

Pontiac Repair: 92 grand prix, door latch, question pool
door latch, question pool, door handle: Hi Megan: I got this question out of the question pool sorry for the delay. You didn t mention if this is a 2 door or a 4 door model. Does really matter to much the same thing is more than likely wrong if it s a 2 door the handle is up neasr the window and...

Pontiac Repair: 92 Pontiac Bonneville security system (I think?), pontiac bonneville, friend pam
pontiac bonneville, friend pam, starter wire: Hi Renee: I take it this is more than likely a SSE or SSEI bonneville? these has all kinds of issues with the switches on the door andles and the door lock latches. They would cause all kinds of issues with lights staying on to the horn sounding in the...

Pontiac Repair: I have a 92 Pontiac Grandam..., mass air flow sensor, throttle position sensor
mass air flow sensor, throttle position sensor, mass air flow: Hi. this sound like the throttl position sensor. if you have not changed it. have it checked, check for a intake air leak. A air leak at the throttle body will make the idle go up and down.The throttle position sensor will cause the engine to idle up and down....

Pontiac Repair: 92 pont.gran prix w/lumina engine ???'s, gran prix, sharp turn
gran prix, sharp turn, squeal: Hi, on the starting this could be the ignition module, or not getting the fuel like it should, in this case it could be the fuel pump. On the wheel a squealing, the alignment could be out, this would have be to repaired at a front end shop, On the window most...

Pontiac Repair: 92 pont. grand am se sohc, dowel pin, crank sensor
dowel pin, crank sensor, 12 oclock: Hi, whit this low compression this warped valves, what i thank this is that the timing has jumped, and cause the vale to warp. you can check this by taking the valve cover off, the lifter will have to out to , when you get to the valve springs push down on...

Pontiac Repair: 92 pontiac, gauge needle, gas gauge
gauge needle, gas gauge, level sensor: Hey Joe: Yep this is a VERY common problem. You need a fule level sensor inside the fule tank. the tanks has to come out and the fuel pump module removed and the level sensor on it replaced. The additives and high sulfer content in the fuel eats the metal...

Pontiac Repair: 92 pontiac bonneville fuel pump going?, fuel level sensor, pontiac bonneville
fuel level sensor, pontiac bonneville, filter change: Hi Tina: well it could be something else other than a fuel pump but I doubt it. The pump may be going bad I have seen on occasions that running them plumb out of gas damages them but not that often. I would highly suggest a filter change reguardless. No...

Pontiac Repair: 92 pontiac Grand AM 2.3 sgl.ohc..., oil pressure gauge, pontiac grand am
oil pressure gauge, pontiac grand am, timing chain: It could very well be the oil pump. Are you sure it was the lifters making noise and not the timing chain? Also this engine is known for cracked cylinder heads. First check the condition and level of the oil. If it is milky looking you probably have a craced...

Pontiac Repair: 92 pontiac grand am, heater hoses, temp gauge
heater hoses, temp gauge, surge tank: Hey Chad. Yes this happens to all of the newer cars the radiaotr is lower than the engine thus the air gets trpped inside the engine and in the heater core. It depends on what engine you have as to where the hoses are. If it a 3300 V6 then the heater hoses...

Pontiac Repair: 92 Sunbird RPMs Problem, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Hi I am sure you are hitting the Rev Limiter. If it does it in park, I am sure that is what it is. While driving, It MAY be the MAF (mass air flow sensor), it could also be the Catalytic Converter. It could be a partially plugged fuel filter or a weak fuel...

Pontiac Repair: 92' sunbird 3.1L 6 cyl automatic (lost peppyness), handy check, hind sight
handy check, hind sight, ohm meter: No problem John. You may have a few dead cylinders. First off those V plugs are junk use the original parts you will never reap the benefits of them on an old car. now back to your question you may have a misfire or multiple misfires. The coils are really...

Pontiac Repair: 93 Bonneville, alternator output, voltmeter
alternator output, voltmeter, voltage regulator: Hi Voltage regulator stuck on inside Alt. will cause this Best advice is to check the Alternator output with a voltmeter when problem is occuring, to make sure it is actually overcharging. It could then just be a gauge fault. You could also take the Alternator...

Pontiac Repair: 93 Bonneville, Engine will not turnover, security light, light flashes
security light, light flashes, battery terminals: Hi,Dennis Sounds like its in theft enable,usually its caused by the ign lock cyl not able to read the key,the lock cyl has 2 small wires located on it and they break due to the motion of the lock cyl,you ll need to replace the ign lock cyl. E...

Pontiac Repair: 93 bonneville water pump, replacing a water pump, auto parts store
replacing a water pump, auto parts store, waterpumps: ok well if you are going to try to save money and do this job instead of me trying to tell you. the best thing ios to go to your auto parts store and get a haynes repair book for your car and it will shoiw you step by step, the waterpumps on most cars have...

Pontiac Repair: 93 Grand Prix, antilock brakes, turn signals
antilock brakes, turn signals, heater fan: Hey Justin: Most of this stuff is not back yard mechanic type of stuff especially the electrical stuff. The first thing I would tackle is the blower motor that is a safety thing if you can s see where your going. look in my past answers I just answered a...

Pontiac Repair: 93 Grand Prix LE Drive Belt Replacement, crank pulley, power steering pump
crank pulley, power steering pump, passanger side: Hi I only see one belt. I also do not have one listed with or with out A.I.R. Standing on the passanger side the belt goes - Ribs side on crank pulley, up flat side on tensioner, up rib side on Alternator, down rib on power steering pump, down...

Pontiac Repair: 93 Grand Prix Rear brakes, rear brakes, spanner wrench
rear brakes, spanner wrench, rotos: Hey Tony: No they are self adjusting as soon as they are all re assembled and put back on the car once you press on the brake pedal a few times the base brakes take up the slack between the pads and rotos and then the parking brake is set as well. if the...

Pontiac Repair: 93 Grand prix, rear brakes, emergency brake
rear brakes, emergency brake, great don: Yes these cars are famous for the rear brakes having problems. The best thing you can do is to use the emergency brake EVERY time you park the car. This keeps the mechanism working, keeps the brakes adjusted and moving properly. If they are always adjusted...

Pontiac Repair: 93 Grand am Water Pump 2.3L SOHC, drive sprocket, bad water
drive sprocket, bad water, timming: not real sure on this one but you can purchase a puller to get tough bearings out.more than likely the bearing is just in there good.i would call the dealership for replacement.they can usually get those hard to find parts.replacement will be reverse of removal...

Pontiac Repair: 93 gran prix, turn signal switch, gran prix
turn signal switch, gran prix, white smoke: Hi Bea. The problem is with the turn signal switch. There is a grease on the switch to lubricate it and when dirt and dust etc gets on it it casue the smoke when the key is turned on and power is sent up to that switch. Get a new switch and you should be...

Pontiac Repair: 93 Pontiac Bonneville Starting Problems, pontiac bonneville, conway ar
pontiac bonneville, conway ar, pontiac dealers: Hi, I thank it will go back to the alernator,or a loose conection between the alernator and starter. there could be a shot in the system that is draning the battery. The alterantor should be putting out 13 to 14 volts when the engine is runing. if the alernator...

Pontiac Repair: 93 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl., oil dipstick, manifold gaskets
oil dipstick, manifold gaskets, piston ring: Hi Taken for granted you have a 3.1L engine I would suspect the Lower Intake Manifold gaskets are leaking. This is a VERY common problem for the 3.1L. I would have them also preform a crankcase system flush, to remove all the coolant contaminated oil (milkshake)....

Pontiac Repair: 93 Pontiac Grand Am heater blows cold, pontiac grand am, heater core
pontiac grand am, heater core, temp control: Hi Jennifer: Yes it s possible if this car has and heater core replacment or evapoorator core replacemnet where someone would have been in the heater box then the temp door may be bound up inside the box. With out seeing it it s hard to say it could be...

Pontiac Repair: 93 Pontiac GrandAm Air Conditioner, pontiac grandam, voltmeter
pontiac grandam, voltmeter, alternator: Hi, it could be in the compressure, a bearing could be trying to go out, and making it hard to turn. it also could be, that the alternator is not be putting out what it should. check and make sure that you are getting 13 to 14 volts, with the engine running,...

Pontiac Repair: 93 Pontiac Transport wheel bearings, wheel drive car, front wheel bearings
wheel drive car, front wheel bearings, pontiac transport: Hey Tom: No the wheel bearings are a sealed unit on these vans and all front wheel drive car/vans. The GM version the hub and bearinngs are one unit. Unlike a inport car where you can just replace the bearing it s self. You have to get the shot as one....

Pontiac Repair: 93 pontiac grand am quad 4 won't start, pontiac grand am, charging system
pontiac grand am, charging system, timing chain: Hi Michael: Well it could be a bunch of things. Fuel pressure could be the issue. When it stalled did it buck and run bad before it stalled out or was it like someone just turned off the key? I would get a spark checker at the local parts store and check...

Pontiac Repair: '93 pontiac transport se, blown fuses, pontiac transport
blown fuses, pontiac transport, best guess: Hey Daryl: Sorry to hear that didn t work out for you But it s hard to properly diagnose it over the Internet. If that didn t fix it then the next best guess is the ECM make sure all the grounds and clean and tight and that you have no blown fuses. A...

Pontiac Repair: 93 Trans Sport ABS, pontiac trans sport, rear wheel speed
pontiac trans sport, rear wheel speed, bolts and nuts: Hi Sounds like it is rusted in there. I would spray it LIBERALLY with a penetrating oil spray and allow it to soak for a few hours, spraying it every so often. You ll then probabally have to either 1) hammer it out hitting it from the rear or 2)pull...

Pontiac Repair: 94' Bonneville HVAC, blower motor resistor, 12volts
blower motor resistor, 12volts, highway speeds: Ok do it like this, you will need a voltmeter, check the voltage at the motor, to see if you are getting 12volts at the motor with the blower switch on hi. now if there is 12 volts there, if the motor is not turning at a hight speed then it would be the blower...

Pontiac Repair: 94' Bonneville wont start, harmonic balancers, scamatic
harmonic balancers, scamatic, altinator: ok well lets first get all the fuses installed and make sure none are blown, you might be able to go to a salvage yard and get a ownders manual out of a wreck cheap that will help yopu with what fuse goes where and locations,, then , you say it has fuel presure...

Pontiac Repair: 94 Grand Am Loose Steering Cloumn, pontiac grand am, tilt column
pontiac grand am, tilt column, grand am se: Hi, this could be dangerous, this could be the joint that is worn, a screw has came loose, or the lock is not holding it tight, try putting it in a new position and see will this hold it from moving. if this don t work then it will have to come out. If you...

Pontiac Repair: 94 Grand Prix sudden no start, sound water, fuel economy
sound water, fuel economy, load test: i would charge the battery full and do a load test on the battery.there may be something locked up not allowing the engine to turn.i would try removing the belt and see if it will crank.if not i would get the starter tested.sometimes an old starter gets weak...

Pontiac Repair: 94 grand am, grand am, strut
grand am, strut, crank: Hi Depending on which engine you have, you will probally have 3 mounts. An engine mount, strur mount and transmission mount. Engine mount is the big one on the right wheel well area. The strut mount is on the bottom of engine, right side below the crank...

Pontiac Repair: 94 grand am 3.1 ltr., rain gutter, drain hole
rain gutter, drain hole, bottom section: is it water or anti-freeze? If it s anti-freeze it s either a bad hose at the core laking into the heater box or a bad new core. If it s water then you more than likely do not have the heater box put back together poroperly they is a grooove all the way around...

Pontiac Repair: 94 grand prix, fuse boxes, fuel pump relay
fuse boxes, fuel pump relay, pontiac grand prix: Hey Taurus. That car has multiple fuse boxes there is one on the right side of the engine compartment and one on the left. The left one is up by the strut tower that may be where the relay is and also the fuse for that relay. Usually the fuse for the fuel...

Pontiac Repair: 94 grand am serpentine belt, serpentine belt, aluminum pan
serpentine belt, aluminum pan, squeeling: You didn t tell me what engine you have in your Grand Am but since you are asking about the mount.... Yes you do need to remove the mount. You will have to support the engine to remove the mount. You can use a floor jack with a piece of wood on it under the...

Pontiac Repair: '94 Pontiac Bonneville won't start, pontiac bonneville, pick ups
pontiac bonneville, pick ups, fuel rails: Well obviously it is a fuel problem. Either the injectors are not pulsing or you dont have enough fuel pressure. Unplugg an injector and jump across the connector with a test light. Crank the engine and the light should flash. If it doesnt, turn the key on...

Pontiac Repair: '94 Pontiac Sunbird won't run, 94 pontiac sunbird, pontiac sunbird
94 pontiac sunbird, pontiac sunbird, scan tool: Hey Krystal: You have to start with the basics. Does the engine have adequate fuel pressure to run and does it have spark at the spark plugs. If both of them are good then there are a bunch of other things to check this engine can jump timing the belts...

Pontiac Repair: 94 Pontiac Sunbird, 94 pontiac sunbird, pontiac sunbird
94 pontiac sunbird, pontiac sunbird, pontiacs: There aren t any pink tubes that I know of and I have been working on Pontiacs since 1985. Unless you are talking about the plug wires that may have been replaced with pink ones. I still dont know what the problem could be. Why dont you take it to the shop...

Pontiac Repair: 94 Quad 4 2.3 P/S belt removal, serpentine belt, quad 4
serpentine belt, quad 4, bolts: Hi, there are two bolts that has to be loosing at the pump. there is a adjustment bolt that stick up close to the pump. trun this bolt to looseing the belt. and tighting the belt, the two bolts are near the bottom of the pump. one of the bolts gose through...

Pontiac Repair: 94 sunbird dies when stopped, torque converter clutch, air control valve
torque converter clutch, air control valve, throttle plate: It s not a bad Idea to change it if it hasn t been for a while or even the original. But if it hunts for an idel then dies or picks back up it could still be the throttle plate or the idle control valve or even an PCV hose on some of those older ones the hose...

Pontiac Repair: '94 sunbird repeated blown fuse, 1994 pontiac sunbird, dirt dobbers
1994 pontiac sunbird, dirt dobbers, pontiac sunbird: there is a short in the system by the sound of things.there are some wires touching somewhere or possibly the blower motor on the heat/ac system is causing this.i would try disconnecting the items one at a time until the fuse stops blowing.this may narrow...

Pontiac Repair: 94 Transport HVAC issues, blower motor resistor, gauge panel
blower motor resistor, gauge panel, warranty replacement: Hi Brian: I think your right dead on. That it is a ground issue or one giant draw/short. I don t have access to the older cars service manuals back past 98 So I can t help you with what ground is the issue either. There are a couple of them on either side...

Pontiac Repair: 94 trans-am 5.7 stalling problems, electrical gremlins, ac delco
electrical gremlins, ac delco, safe bet: Hey Len: I think your on the right track. It sounds like it could be a file pump issue. What you are describing is a fuel pump going bad. when it does stall does it spit and sputter before it dies? Or is it just like someone turned off the key? If it stutters...

Pontiac Repair: '95 Bonne Random Shut Off, crankshaft sensor, crank sensor
crankshaft sensor, crank sensor, fuel gauge: Hi It is possible to have a bad PCM. I would though check the crankshaft sensor. I also would check the wiring harness from crank sensor to the Ignition Control module. There also may be a fuel pump problem, see if there is any way you could hook a manual...

Pontiac Repair: Many '95 Bonneville Problems, pontiac bonneville, wheel vibration
pontiac bonneville, wheel vibration, window switches: First of all, there is no such thing as an alternator clutch. The RF door lock actuator needs to be replaced. Sounds like you need the drivers door window switch. The steering wheel vibration could be a tire balance issue, or worn front end parts. Not...

Pontiac Repair: 95 Bonneville SSE, fuse block, climate control
fuse block, climate control, heater blower: Yes the blowr system is completely different between a manual system and auto climate control the manual system utilizes a relay and a blower resistor where with the auto stsrem it s all in one module. If you buy a good repair manaul it will show you the differences....

Pontiac Repair: 95 bonneville A/C problems, pontiac bonneville, cooling coil
pontiac bonneville, cooling coil, ac system: The condensor and the evaporator core are the two problem areas in the AC system on your car. Weather or not they found the second leak the first time doesn t matter, it is still leaking. I would say that the average labor to replace the evaporator core is...

Pontiac Repair: 95 bonneville car problems., poor fuel economy, crank shaft position sensor
poor fuel economy, crank shaft position sensor, fuel pressure regulator: Hey Sara: You have a bunch of issues here. You may want to cut your looses before you get to far into this.. If not here are some possible answers.As for the starting issue. If you had a starter motor go bad it may have damaged the engines flywheel thus...

Pontiac Repair: 95 bonnie belt tensioner, haynes manual, square hole
haynes manual, square hole, special tools: I think you might be looking at the water pump. one wrench, one 3/8 drive ratchet are the tools that you will need. There is a 3/8 square hole on the end of the tensioner, you use that hole to push against the spring and get the belt on or off. ...

Pontiac Repair: 95 firebird shifter stuck, brake light switch, heat cycles
brake light switch, heat cycles, park position: Hey Bryan: it could be a bunch of things. The most likely thing is wither the BTSI solenoid which is the brake/transmission/interlock solenoid and it s system it could be brake light switch or it could be the transmission position switch on the outside...

Pontiac Repair: 95 Grand Am 4 Cyl DOHC 120K+ miles, resistance range, exhaust fumes
resistance range, exhaust fumes, oil oil: Hey Tony: I second the coil housing assembly it s something inside that cover assembly either that the ignition module or a bad coil. On that engine the coils are paired up cylinders 1/4 ans 2/3 share the same coils. if you take that apart the coils shouls...

Pontiac Repair: 95 Grand Am Help, blown fuse, gm dealership
blown fuse, gm dealership, pontiac grand am: The gas tank either has a broken baffle inside or the tank was replaced with one without a baffle. You either have a bad window motor or window switch. To keep the car running good and clean, follow the factory suggested maintenance schedule for severe duty....

Pontiac Repair: 95 Grand Prix brake(?) problem, caliper piston, grand prix 3
caliper piston, grand prix 3, cold snap: Hi John: Yes it appears that is is a brake issue. either the caliper piston had bound up or the flider pins for that caliper have seized up keeping the brake partially applied or not releasing it fully when the pedal is lifted. The weather more than likely...

Pontiac Repair: 95 Grand Prix SE wiper fluid squirter problem, minute job, washer fluid
minute job, washer fluid, original equipment: Hey Will: It s more than likely the pump yes. It s attached to the bottom of the washer fluid bottle. It s easy to change you will have to remove the bottle and the pump just pushes into the bottle and it has a hose and one wire conncetor on it. It s about...

Pontiac Repair: 95 grand am 3100 Hesitating/stalling/lugging, coil pack, pressure and volume
coil pack, pressure and volume, scan tool: Hey Leonard: It sounds the way you discribed it as it is starving for fule. Did you check the fule pressure and volume from the pump? What happend to the wires you said were shorted did they melt on the egr valve pipe? you could have a sensor that is...

Pontiac Repair: 95 grand prix starts sometimes and chugs, solonoid, battery connection
solonoid, battery connection, scan tool: Hi. Sounds like your engine MAY be running rich, too much fuel or not enough air. You may have a cylinder or 2 misfiring or not firing at all, which would be a rich condition. I would consider a major tune up, Spark plugs, plug wires, fuel filter, air...

Pontiac Repair: 95 grand am won't start,, cold start, fuel pump
cold start, fuel pump, fuel filter: If it s stalled a few times then my gut tells me you may either have a shot fuel pump or one that is very close to being shot. What will happen as it is on it s way out is it will work relatively fine on a cold start but after a few minutes of running it will...

Pontiac Repair: 95 Pontiac Grand Prix 6 cyl, pontiac grand prix, pontiac dealer
pontiac grand prix, pontiac dealer, driving in the snow: I have been working in a Pontiac dealer for years and I have never seen a started in 2nd gear light or a button near the floor board, so I dont know how much help I can be on this one. On vehicles that have a button to start in second gear, it is used for...

Pontiac Repair: I have a '95 Pontiac Sunfire..., pontiac sunfire, water gauge
pontiac sunfire, water gauge, diagnostic test: Hi, for one thing the temperature is to hight, and thats why it s stalling, replace the thermostat, make sure that the fan is coming on, check the belts, make sure that they are tight, check for leaks, the temperature should run around 190 to 200. If it has...

Pontiac Repair: 95 Pontiac speed sensor, speed sensors, driven type
speed sensors, driven type, pontiac grand am: Hi I have looked and looked and cannot find out ANYTHING else other than it apperas as if there MAY be 2 different speed sensors, one for regular gauges and one for electronic gauges. I have your email addy, please send it to me again in a private post....

Pontiac Repair: 95 pontiac 3.8l slightly rough idle - bad vibration at highway speeds in top gears, pontiac transport, coil pack
pontiac transport, coil pack, highway speeds: You probably have a bad coil pack. The problem was probably temporarily covered up by replacing the plugs and wires. A plugged injector will not usually go away when you accelerate, it gets worse, but you should have the injectors cleaned anyway. You are...

Pontiac Repair: 95 pontiac bonneville w/3.8 turns off unexspectedly when hot, crank shaft position sensor, pontiac bonneville
crank shaft position sensor, pontiac bonneville, crank sensor: Hi Andrew: This could be a couple of things a fuel pump is pretty common but you said you changed it already was it doing the same thing back then or was it just a no start? that car has an issue for the ground ckt to the pump when that goes bad the pump...

Pontiac Repair: 95 pontiac grand am 2.3, mass airflow sensor, vacuum leak
mass airflow sensor, vacuum leak, oxygen sensor: you should get a repair manual for your particular vehicle.it should have all the codes and explanations.im not sure what the quad drivers are but the manual might help.if the engine has just been rebuilt and is giving problems there might be a timing problem...

Pontiac Repair: 95 pontiac grand am, quad 4 engine, temperature guage
quad 4 engine, temperature guage, head gasket: Anytime the stat is stuck closed, it stops coolant flow. It should not cause a loss of power unless you got it really hot. The 2.3 is known for blown head gaskets. The stat is located in a pipe on the rear of the motor. It sounds to me like you need to take...

Pontiac Repair: 95 pontiac sunfire timing chain replacement, timing chain replacement, pontiac sunfire
timing chain replacement, pontiac sunfire, cam shaft: Hi Sounds like you got it! If the crank is where it is supposed to be with the mark on the Tensioner, and the cam hole is aligned with the tensioner, the way they say in the pic. or whatever, then it is in time. The crank rotates (basically)2 to 1 with...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Antifreeze leak, radiator repair shop, antifreeze leak
radiator repair shop, antifreeze leak, radiator shop: Hi I am sure the crack is in the plastic tank, as you can see it. I personally, have never had any PERMENANT success with any type of Over the counter repair items that are poured or added to any part of an automotive system. Especially the Cooling system...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Bonneville blown fuse, blown fuse, fuse box
blown fuse, fuse box, headlamp switch: Hey Bryce: No the headlamp switch is not a likely cause. short ckts are really hard to find especially if they are intermittant. Sound like yours is a dead short. fisrt and foremost has anything been done to that car recently and then after that the fuse...

Pontiac Repair: '96 Bonneville Fuel system, flexible fuel, prefilter
flexible fuel, prefilter, fuel lines: If it would not start after you replace all of those mostly unneeded parts, you did something wrong. Like maybe you left the pump unplugged or kinked a line. Go back and recheck your work. Also make sure that the wires to the pump are not crossed. Make sure...

Pontiac Repair: '96 Bonneville heat, blower works, radiator hose
blower works, radiator hose, climate control: Hi, check and make sure that the thermostat is not stuck open, you can do this by feeling the top radiator hose, if it is hot then the thermostat is working, if you can hole yor hand on the hose then thermostat is stuck open, also check for a loose vacumm...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Bonneville won't start, fuse blocks, battery connections
fuse blocks, battery connections, test light: Hi, recheck the connection at the battery, if this is ok then check and make sure it all the way in park. check the small wire at the starter with a test light have some one to turn the key if the light comes on then it would be the starter. The small wire...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Bonniville SEEI Ride control, bonniville, light flashes
bonniville, light flashes, yes car: Hi, need when the engine light comes on it will set a code, if you can get this code it would help in finding the porblem, the problem is in a sensor or a relay just not sure witch one. I don t thank that the cracked lines would cause this because it don t...

Pontiac Repair: 96 bonneville no heat, temp gauge, heater core
temp gauge, heater core, coolant: Hey Tony: When you mean not responded you man the blower runs and there is air movement out the vents but no heat? Is this a base Bonneville or an sse? Does it have a temp gauge on the dash? If so is it reading normal temp when the engine is hot? you may...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Grand Am Electrical problem, fuse box, turn signals
fuse box, turn signals, electrical problem: Hi, these are common grounds. On the interior light, this could be the switch on the door may not be cutting the light off. or the dome light switch could have short and cause this. Check the wires at the junction box this is where the wires come from under...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Grand Am Engine 'Clack' & ABS, seal car, intake cam
seal car, intake cam, auction car: Hi, sorry for not answering you my computer was down, I would check all the rod bearing, with the metal in the pan this is a sing of rod bearing or main bearing is wron. The only way you can tell if the lifter is not working is that the valve would be tapping,...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Grand Am Inst. cluster, best guess, instrument cluster
best guess, instrument cluster, warning lights: This is something best answered by a dealership but it sounds to me like the security system is matched with the origional cluster. My best guess would be that the chip that reads the resistor pill in the key is in the cluster. Sorry I can t help more than...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Grand Prix Heater is not working, vacuum valve, heater core
vacuum valve, heater core, antifreeze: Hi, on the ac and heater control panel. there is a temperature lever it has a cable conected to it. so when you push the lever it will open a door. that is closed over the heater core. to keep the heat out. when the ac is on. the lever may not be opening the...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Grand Prix SE, vacumed, c oil
vacumed, c oil, oil level: It sounds as if you have a wire not connected or a bad connector. I apologize for the last portion of my previous response I failed to notice the second replacement. The other reason that it could be happening is that you A/C oil level is not correct. When...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Grand Am won't start, cant remeber, fuse box
cant remeber, fuse box, radio works: well i am guessing that the security system was inoperaable and it reset itself. next time it starts note the security light on the dash, and when it fails see if that securioty ligght changes any.. well any way its up and running, i woulsd tell you it was...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Greand Am, noid light, instrument cluster
noid light, instrument cluster, security device: i am sorry it is a security device, i am sure that given enought time and reading the wiring diagram it could prob be done , but i iabev never by passed one, sorry it is a common failure that i know gm is aware of and they might have a recall notice for you...

Pontiac Repair: 96 grand am, engine temp, vapor lock
engine temp, vapor lock, security light: Hey Jenny. It could be a whole multitude of things. when it dies will it restart or does it have to sit for a while and then it will start? When it dies is there a security light flashing on the dash? What engine does it have 4 Cylinder or 6 cylinder? When...

Pontiac Repair: 96 grand am, insterment, bad cluster
insterment, bad cluster, dash lights: Hi Lawrence: It sounds like a bad insterment cluster assembly. It could have a bad ground to it as well or even a bad serial data liane between the PCM and the IPC assembly. The most likely cause is just a bad cluster assembly. If you have good power and...

Pontiac Repair: 96 grand am heat, degree thermostat, head gaskets
degree thermostat, head gaskets, head gasket: Hey Seth: It s one of a few things. either the heater core is partially plugged/restricted or it has an air pocket in it. I know you said you bled the air out. but it is still possible. Also it s possible that you stil have an issue with a head gasket it...

Pontiac Repair: 96 grand prix P0401 code, vacuum leaks, p0401 code
vacuum leaks, p0401 code, vacuum leak: There are two things I would check into Johnathan. First is the EGR control solenoid. This is the device that actually applies vacuum to the valve so if it or the hoses are damaged then the valve won t open and you will get a code. Second is where the valve...

Pontiac Repair: 96 grand am quad 4 ohc coolant leak, coolant leak, quations
coolant leak, quations, heater core: Hey Justin: The heater core is leaking inside the car. That is a drain hose to drain the condensation from the A/C system but if the heater core is leaking it will leak out the same place. scroll down through the past quations I answered I gave someone...

Pontiac Repair: 96 grand am, alternater, grand am
alternater, grand am, fuses: ok well the alternater should only be putting out like 14 v do this charge the battery and discoonect it over night, if its still up in the am you do have a dischage, what we do is connect a amp quage between the battery and the pos connection and test the...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Pontiac Grand Am GT A/C, pontiac grand am, c lines
pontiac grand am, c lines, heater core: if your system is fully charged than you should get cold air unless there is heat coming in from a different source.youre ac control may not be changing the door from your heater core to youre ac core.this is controlled by a small vacuum operated motor.also...

Pontiac Repair: '96 Pontiac Grand Am - Manual Windows, pontiac grand am, auto parts store
pontiac grand am, auto parts store, internal mechanism: Hi, when the window is coming up will it lean to the front? If so the guide has came off the window, if this is the case, the window should have a hole near the top, on the door lock end, the hole is where the guide gose, it will snap in, you can get the guide...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Pontiac Grand Prix SE, pontiac grand prix, radiator cap
pontiac grand prix, radiator cap, air bubble: well if you wait till it cools down and open the radiator cap up and make sure it is filled and then fill the overflow tank as well, and the light is still on, then the sensor is bad,, if you are filling the radiaor up and its full. after three days the air...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Pontiac Grand Prix, pontiac grand prix, vacuum leak
pontiac grand prix, vacuum leak, o2 sensor: Hi, the high idle could be a vacuum leak, or the idle control valve, the not starting this could be the ignition switch, if the key will turn on, then it would not be the key. the light in the radio, this could be just a loose connection. Sorry I can t help...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Pontiac Sunfire SE, pontiac sunfire, solenoid
pontiac sunfire, solenoid, power source: Hi Sherri: Well you seem to have cover all the bases. When you try to srat this is tyhe security lamp on steady or is is flashing? If so the factory anti-tehft system has some sort of a fault and that s why it doesn t crank over. If that s not the case...

Pontiac Repair: 96 pontiac grand am se, daytime running lights, pontiac grand am
daytime running lights, pontiac grand am, electrical load: Roger Though i am unable to listen to the noise i can guess at what it could be,usually the clicking that is heard when applying the brakes is the shift interloc solenoid and this is normal,the lights will dim when applying the brakes due to the electrical...

Pontiac Repair: 96' pontiac sunfire, combustion gases, head gasket
combustion gases, head gasket, pontiac sunfire: Hey Amanada: What engine does this have? when you say it will not run at normal temp. I assume it s running too hot? What was the root cause of this issue head gasket blew and over heated water pump went bad and ran low on coolant and over heated? again...

Pontiac Repair: 96 Sunfire power window problems, switch buttons, master switch
switch buttons, master switch, sunfire: Hi Yes the master switch in the console is common. Check power to the switch, and power on all circuits when button(s) are pressed at switch. If they are hot when pressing MASTER switch buttons, then remove door panels and check and make sure the motors...

Pontiac Repair: 96 sunfire wont crank, daytime running light, neutral safety switch
daytime running light, neutral safety switch, radiator support: Boyd Try seeing if your getting cranking voltage from the ign switch,do you have the service manual handy?see if cranking voltage is on the yellow wire located at the neutral switch on the transaxle,also make sure the switch is adjusted,try moving the...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Bonneville SE Interior Lights Not Working, door switches, power inputs
door switches, power inputs, input switch: Hi Will: I would second that the Mall module is bad. Some of them also have a RAP module as well it could be that. it depends on the equipment that this car has. The rap is retained accessory power module. If you have all the correct inputs from the door...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Bonneville steering column clunk, steering wheel, steering column
steering wheel, steering column, bonny: Sounds to me like the joint between the column and rack is bad, but this is one i have never personally run into before and would really have to experience it in person. Sorry I can t be of more assistance than this but hopefully you can find someone local...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Bonneville steering column clunk, wrecking yard, steering wheel
wrecking yard, steering wheel, snug fit: there should be a bushing on the top side but normally the clunk comes from the shaft. the shaft is two pieces that slide through each other to make it collapsable.over time vibration and normal usage causes this to become loose and lose its snug fit which...

Pontiac Repair: 97 bonneville 3.8 liter w/ac, battery cables, ground cable
battery cables, ground cable, battry: Hi Ray: I would take a long hard look at both battery cables the ground and both of the positive cables. especially the positive cables where they are stacked together on the battery they have a tendency to build up corrosion. make sue the ground cable...

Pontiac Repair: 97 bonneville, crank shaft position sensor, fuel pressure regulator
crank shaft position sensor, fuel pressure regulator, shaft position: Hey Jazi. Well it could be a whole slew of things.. The beeping is the chime to let you know the engine had stopped running and that one or more of the gauges is in the warning area well yes because the engine stopped running. So the chime is not the problem....

Pontiac Repair: 97 GRAND PRIX, exhaust gasket, correct voltage
exhaust gasket, correct voltage, internal switch: Well, It s a tough call. What was done last and how long inbetween repairs. I m not saying it was caused by a repair because I get that all day long at work ever since You did...... But if you had no issue inbetween repairs and ther was more than a few hundered...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Grand Am, power steering pump, stupid design
power steering pump, stupid design, serpentine belt: Hey Richard: Yep you have to take off the top portion of the mount the belt is fihed inbetween the mont and the engine. Use a jack and a block of wood that goes across the whole bottom of the oil pan to support it before you take off the mount. once you...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Grand Am GT 3.1 coolant leak- Passengers Side of car- near firewall, losing coolant, coolant leak
losing coolant, coolant leak, grand am gt: Hey Brian: well 3 things come to mind #1 hearer core one of the plastic tubes may be cracked and leaking coolant. #2 water pump leaking and the coolant is being slug around on the belt towards the fire wall. One last thing could be a rear (right) head gasket...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Grand Am GT Tapping, valve lifter, pontiac grand am
valve lifter, pontiac grand am, highway speeds: If it is getting considerably louder that quickly then it would cause enough concern for me to have it repaired. Extended running at highway speeds can be hard on a motor and a failure on the road is something that will not only cost you more time and aggrivation,...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Grand Am Heater, tin snips, rubber nipple
tin snips, rubber nipple, dash vents: Hey Lauren: Well I hope you like working on your back. If this car has a 4 cylinder it s easier under the hood than the V^ to get the hoses off. the core comes out from the inside of the car. you have to take the hush panels down on both sides of the dash....

Pontiac Repair: 97 Grand Am Overheat, radiator cap, electric fan
radiator cap, electric fan, grand am: Hello, you might want to check your Thermostat and your water pump and replace your radiator cap because when you sit at a stop light especially with the A/C running you make the motor run harder and if there is no air moving then you get hot. But I would...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Grand Prix DIC and heat control center, rear window defogger, daytime running lights
rear window defogger, daytime running lights, electrical center: Hi,Chris Sounds like you have a power feed problem,check the battery cable connections,also check the positive battery lead that goes from the battery to the underhood electrical center,just trace the smaller positive wire to the center,make sure its clean...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Grand Prix GT Clicking Noise Under Dash, grand prix gt, headlight switch
grand prix gt, headlight switch, switch position: IT SOUNDS LIKE A BODY CONTROLL MODULE BOX , REMOVE AN CLEAN THE PLUGS ON IT AND CHECK FOR A CLEAN GROUND TO THE BODY AT THE ABTTERY IF NOTHIHN ELSE HAVE THE CIRSUT TESTED FOR A SHORT, MAKE SURE ALL YOUR EXTERIOR LIGHTS ARE WORKING WELL AND NOT BLOWN OR...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Grand Prix - won't turnover, amp fuse, last legs
amp fuse, last legs, spark tester: Heres the deal. #1 never use a bigger fuse then what is intended to be on that Ckt. I would say that it s more than likely a pump going bad. It s drwaing to much amperage when it starts to run. Do your self a favor and replace the fuel filter while you are...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Grand Am, pontiac grand am, ac compressor
pontiac grand am, ac compressor, exact same thing: Well first of all, the compressor will not cause the problem that you described. The most probable cause is a bad ignition switch. It is a fairly common problem on Grand AMs. You may also have a problem with your AC compressor, but It should not have anything...

Pontiac Repair: 97 grand am, fuel pressure gauge, grand am gt
fuel pressure gauge, grand am gt, pontiac grand am gt: Hey Alex: You are more than likely on the right path. if the engine will not take a heavy acceleration and falls on it s face it s either running out of fuel or the computer is running is extremely lean and it will not accelerate. It could also be a partially...

Pontiac Repair: 97 grand am gurgle sound in dash, coolant system, gurgle
coolant system, gurgle, heater core: Hey Knute: Yep it s either air in the heater core or a build up of sediment/dirt in the core that s making it make that noise. you may want to take off the hoses and try to flush out the core with a garden hose. Just be careful that you do not break off the...

Pontiac Repair: 97 grand prix, idle goes crazy, mass air flow sensors, air flow sensors
mass air flow sensors, air flow sensors, mass air flow: Well James, It could be a whole lot of things. does the service engine light come on? if it does that s a place to start. Any trouble codes help in trying find the problem. I have seen mass air flow sensors go bad and cause this problem but that is an expensive...

Pontiac Repair: 97 grand prix ign. key problem, brake switch, solenoid
brake switch, solenoid, steering column: Charlie It may be a failed BTSI solenoid,{Brake Transmission Shift Interlock}there is a solenoid located at the right side of the steering column this usually fails,also at the shifter if its a floor mounted shift,there is a switch located on the shifter...

Pontiac Repair: 97 PONTIAC TUNRS OVER BUT WONT START, crank shaft position sensor, pontiac firebird
crank shaft position sensor, pontiac firebird, shaft position: Hey Jordan: Well first off invest in a spark checker a nail is not a good test tool. If indeed you have no park you have either an ignition module issue or a crank shaft position sensor issue. If this is a 3.8 V6 the sensor is a likely canidate for the...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Pontiac Grand Am GT, 3.1 V6, grand am gt, dealership technicians
grand am gt, dealership technicians, pontiac grand am gt: Could be a stabilizer bar bushing, loose body mount, loose or worn steering rack mount, or posibly a worn ball joint. It would have been cheaper to spend the $100 to have it diagnosed than to replace all of the things you did that didn t fix it. Usually,...

Pontiac Repair: 97 Pontiac Grand Am water leak from back of motor.., intake manifold gasket, upper intake manifold
intake manifold gasket, upper intake manifold, core plugs: Hey Debbie. It could be a few things. The most common thing if it has a 3800 V6 in the upper intake manifold plenium. it s plastic and warps and it leaks more so cold.If that s what s leaking do your self a favor and replace the manifold just replacing...

Pontiac Repair: 97 pontiac grand am ignition misfire, blown head gasket, crank sensor
blown head gasket, crank sensor, ford tech: Hi,Larry Good diagnosis,like i said they are pretty good at intake leaks,also make sure you didnt split the injector oring seals going back in with the injectors,i would hold off on replacing the headgaskets,if no coolant is in the chambers and the plugs...

Pontiac Repair: 97 pontiac grand prix gtp electrical, pontiac grand prix, passanger side
pontiac grand prix, passanger side, c button: im guessing saying that the fan speed controll module or the fan speed reisiter block is shorted , i always check that fiorst when we have a fan speed problem , they are ususallu located in the duckwork on the vehicle to keep them cool they have aprox 4 to...

Pontiac Repair: 97 pontiac grandam 2.4l, pontiac grandam, dielectric grease
pontiac grandam, dielectric grease, coil pack: Hey Ramon. That is a pretty common problem with that engine especially it has higher milage. If you have a scan tool and can actually look at what cylinders are misfiring if the paired cylinder are misfiring at the same amount EG 1/4 and 2/3 then I would...

Pontiac Repair: 97 pontiac grandam, car wont start, lock smith
car wont start, lock smith, fuel pump: Hey Mike : Yep your right it s the secuity system acting up. You can try to learn it your self. do this crank the engine and let it start and then dye. (do not turn turn the key off) The security lamp will come on or start to flash after 10 minutes the lamp...

Pontiac Repair: 98 Grand Prix AC HEATER Question, vacuum line, blower motor
vacuum line, blower motor, grand prix: Hi, on the defrost im not sure what part is needed to fix this, because it could be a vacuum line that has came loose, or a door is stuck and will not open, this could be the switch is not working. IF motor is making a noise in all setting then just replace...

Pontiac Repair: 98 Grand Prix starting problem, pontiac grand prix, sharpie marker
pontiac grand prix, sharpie marker, grand prix gt: Hi From your description, it sounds like your Shifter assembly MAY be your problem. There is a switch in the shifter assy. that sends a signal (small voltage current) to an Actuator mounted to the Key cylinder. When this voltage is applied to the actuator,...

Pontiac Repair: 98 grand am 4cyl stalling problem, fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator
fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator, mail route: Hi I would suspect either the fuel pump, or the Coil Housing. If possible, I would have your mechanic attach a fuel pressure gauge to the vehicle and drive it until it starts to stall. You should see a significant decrease in fuel pressure as it gets close...

Pontiac Repair: 98 grand prix window problems, windows work, window button
windows work, window button, test light: ok well what ususally happens is that the cbla e gets bound up and wont let the motor move, but do nthis take your door panel off and using a test light chek the power and neg to the motor, and see if you have both sides of power and negative, if you do proceed...

Pontiac Repair: '98 Pontiac Grand Prix won't start, pontiac grand prix, crank sensor
pontiac grand prix, crank sensor, computer recieves: Hi Where does the humming come from, front or rear? If rear it MAY just be the fuel pump running, the pump usually runs for approx. 2-5 seconds when key is turned to the run position. It will then shut off and wait for a signal from the computer to start...

Pontiac Repair: I have a '98 Pontiac Grand..., pontiac grand prix, heater core
pontiac grand prix, heater core, speed switch: the blower speed switch could be to blame.i would check the contacts on the back of the switch and make sure they are tight.it could also be a bad switch.there is also a relay that controls the speed of the blower and it should be located near the blower moter...

Pontiac Repair: 98 Pontiac Sunfire 2.2L Automatic (engine? noise), pontiac sunfire, power steering pump
pontiac sunfire, power steering pump, driven problem: Hi My first advice would be to remove the belt, start car and run it a few moments (a few moments wont hurt anything, just dont run it longer than say 1-2 minuets)and see if the noise goes away totally. If so you have an accessory driven problem (alternator,...

Pontiac Repair: 98 Pontiac sunfire back up lights, rear lamps, pontiac sunfire
rear lamps, pontiac sunfire, lamp switch: Hi If it is an automatic Transmissison, it MAY be the Park Nuetral switch, located on the tranny. If it is a standard transmission, it MAY be the back up lamp switch, located on the transmission. In either case, it may be the TURN-BL fuse or the related...

Pontiac Repair: 98 Pontiac Transport, steering wheel lock, pontiac transport
steering wheel lock, pontiac transport, electronic column: Hi There is 2 different steering columns, one has an Electronic Column Lock Module. AS long as the key rotates in the key cylinder AND there is battery power to the module, it SHOULD release the Steering wheel lock pin. It is a mechanical action, but the...

Pontiac Repair: 98 pont grandprix, fuse block, starter motor
fuse block, starter motor, glove box: Hey Bob. You need to be more specific. is the fuse for the lighter? is the fuse inside the glove box fuse block or the one in the under hood fuse block? Does it try to crank over and then blow the fuse or does the fuse blow as soon as you turn the key?? What...

Pontiac Repair: 98 pontiac bonneville, pontiac bonneville, wd 40
pontiac bonneville, wd 40, vise grips: ok well hard to say what to do witout being there but try this make sure the key is in the lock positon as it is nneded to get the key out take a pair of vise grips and lock them on the key 9as to give you more pulling power)squirt the key and lock cyl with...

Pontiac Repair: 98 pontiac grand prix sc 3.8l, throttle position sensor, upper intake manifold
throttle position sensor, upper intake manifold, flood mode: You need waht is called a noid light it plugs into the injector connecor in place of the injector. You can use a computer friendly test light that has led s in it also. if you do not have injector pulse but you do have spark it is more than likely an issue...

Pontiac Repair: 98 pontiac transport, air pockets, pontiac transport
air pockets, pontiac transport, water pump: Hi The gage goes up and down? Do you see any coolant leaking? I would have the cooant system checked for leaks internal and externally. I would make sure there are no air pockets in the system. Air pockets will create problems like you explain. Please...

Pontiac Repair: 98 sunfire 2.2 engine fan switch?, engine fan, fan switch
engine fan, fan switch, fan control: ok well first off , try a new thermostadt and see if that will help, its a cheap thing to try first, the fan switch usually are good/ bad normally, i would do this drain the coolant flush the radiator and then put a new thesmostd in and see if that helps...

Pontiac Repair: 98 sunfire gt, theft deterrent system, sunfire gt
theft deterrent system, sunfire gt, gas gauge: Hi I would not think the motor R&R is causing any of your problems. Really sounds like your cluster is at fault, for the start/stall problem. That is sure fire signs of the VTD (Vehicle Theft Deterrent) system. Observe the security light.... it SHOULD...

Pontiac Repair: 98 Transport - DIC and SWC, steering wheel, trasport
steering wheel, trasport, swc: Hi The steering wheel controls are lit internally by LED s. If they are out, the switch(es) need replacement. The DIC, check for power to the DIC. If it is getting power, it is most likely faulty. There is not a long diagnosics for the DIC. It pretty much...

Pontiac Repair: 98 Transport Montana ABS Brake & TCS lights, brake warning light, mechanical brakes
brake warning light, mechanical brakes, rear shoes: Hi Although I cannot tell you EXACTLY what the problem is, I will say almost certianly the ABS system is illuminating the other 2 lights. My best advice would be to have you take it to a GOOD repair shop and have the ABS system scanned for codes. If after...

Pontiac Repair: 98 Transport Termostat, coolant level, gm service
coolant level, gm service, radiator hose: Hi Here is the EXACT instructions from GM Service. Remove the air cleaner and duct assembly. Drain the coolant until the coolant level is below the thermostat. Remove the crossover exhaust pipe. Remove the radiator hose from the thermostat housing....

Pontiac Repair: 98 transport 3.4, question pool, heater core
question pool, heater core, garden hose: sorry for the delay this question was in the question pool and I had to fish it out of the deep end. It was not addressed to me. You could have a partially plugged heater core in this when the engine is up to temp see if there is a difference in temp between...

Pontiac Repair: 98 transport, pontiac transsport, wheel speed
pontiac transsport, wheel speed, engine computer: Hi Jasmine: Well you could have a few different problems with this I m not quite sure what you mean by the van feels heavy..... You could have a transmission issue with this car where if hangs up in one gear. As for the ABS TCS lamp there is some sort of...

Pontiac Repair: 99 Bonneville dies with no warning, fuel pressure guage, crankshaft position sensor
fuel pressure guage, crankshaft position sensor, scan tool: Hi I would suspect the Crankshaft position sensor. That being said, I would attempt to find out what is being lost to cause your stalling. Fuel or fire. As usual, I always say a good tune up NEVER hurts, plugs, plug wires, fuel filter, air filter. Check...

Pontiac Repair: 99 Bonneville High Temperature, coolant leaks, temp guage
coolant leaks, temp guage, radiator cap: ok well first off you can getr a mechanical gauge and compare it to the temp guage or light on your vehicle, if the front of the radiator is blocked with grass and or debri it will cause this as well, or if the a/c system in builidng to much temp if front...

Pontiac Repair: 99 bonneville ssei..supercharged 3.8, camshaft position, sync pulses
camshaft position, sync pulses, input pulses: Hi It is possible to have somehow hit one of the wire harnesses to either the cam, crank or Ignition module. If you can see data on scanner, see if P0341 failed this ignition. If it is intermintentally failing, I would HIGHLY suspect a wiring issue. Wiggle...

Pontiac Repair: 99 firebird is overheating., pontiac firebird, radiator cap
pontiac firebird, radiator cap, temp gauge: 1. MAKE SURE THE A/C CONDENSER AND THE RADAITOR ARE FREE FROM BUGS AND DIRT . CLEAN CLEAN TO LET AIR FLOW, CHECK AND MAKE SURE FANS ARE OPERATIONAL AND THAT THEY COME ON AND SHUT OFF, AND WHEN THE A/C IS ON THE FANS SHOULD BE ON OR COME ON MORE RAPIDLY, DOUBLE...

Pontiac Repair: 99 GRAND PRIX MAF SENSOR ... Clean it? Replace it? or just buy a new car?!?! : ), advance auto parts, maf sensor
advance auto parts, maf sensor, free diagnosis: Anthony That black pipe goes from the PCV valve (on the front valve cover) and crosses over plugs into the Upper intake (the large aluminum plenum that has 3100 embossed on it) and then goes and attaches to the EVAP purge solonoid. Your vehicle may...

Pontiac Repair: 99 Grand Am A/C, manifold gaskets, liter engine
manifold gaskets, liter engine, blower motor: For the 1st problem, I assume that you mean that the blower isn t working on the first 2 speeds. If that is the case, you need a blower resistor. Its located under the dash in front of the blower motor. For 2nd problem, You didnt tell me what engine you have...

Pontiac Repair: 99 Grand Prix - engine rough, kv output, autozone
kv output, autozone, service engine soon light: Hi Jeff I would FIRST have the SES (Service Engine Soon) light diagnosed. Most national repair chains (Midas, Meineke, Pepboys, etc..) offer this service free. Also MOST Parts stores (Autozone, NAPA, Advance) also offer this free. From there they MAY give...

Pontiac Repair: '99 grand am 3.4 water pump replacemant, side fender, water pump
side fender, water pump, grand am: the water pump is located on the left front of the motor, if you are standing at the passenger side fender area and looking at the front of the motor it will be on the right side go here for a diagram (not the best) hope this helps http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/412eb90f_c702/bc/My+Documents/81982531.gif?bfuk9MBBUn9bvMb...

Pontiac Repair: 99 grand am brake system, rear brakes, caliper
rear brakes, caliper, specialty tools: For your car there isn t any specialty tools need to replace the front or rear brakes. The pads sit in the caliper bracket and are held in place between the bracket and caliper. The best way to replace them if you aren t sure how they go and noone experienced...

Pontiac Repair: 99 grand prix evaporator core, evaporator core, refrigerant
evaporator core, refrigerant, model car: sounds like you just have a leak.you can purchase a can of refrigerant from the parts store that contains stop leak.you can also purchase a recharge kit that allows you to charge the system yourself instructions included.if this does not stop the leak you...

Pontiac Repair: 99 grand prix instrument lights, fuse block, grand prix 3
fuse block, grand prix 3, radio center: Hi I scoured the schematics, and of course not having the vehicle is a disadvantage. I will say that I see the switch DOES indeed have a dual dimming switch internal. It dims the Radio seperatly from other dimming outputs. So it is possible that the switch...

Pontiac Repair: '99 grand am trans., gm service, valve body
gm service, valve body, specialty shop: You may have a valve body problem, like a sticking valve. Or a intermittent pressure problem. It would be nice to know if there are any codes set. If the fluid level and condition were ok, I would suspect an electrical or pressure problem. My best advice is...

Pontiac Repair: '99 Pontiac Bonneville (6 cyl) starts but dies, pontiac bonneville, keyless lock
pontiac bonneville, keyless lock, security light: Hi If the security light is on steady or on blinking, it is a problem with PassLockIII system. If it is on for 5-10 seconds then goes off, it is NOT a security problem. Not to say it is not a problem. I would recommend taking it to a repair shop your familiar...

Pontiac Repair: 99 Pontiac Grand Prix A/C, grand prix gtp, pontiac grand prix gtp
grand prix gtp, pontiac grand prix gtp, pontiac grand prix: You either have a blend door actuatorthat is not working correctly or your AC system has a low charge. The most probable cause is a low charge. When the AC system is low, the lower half of the evaporator core will get cold but the top half wont. The way that...

Pontiac Repair: 99 pontiac grand prix, suction at oil cap, needle nose pliers, crankshaft bearings
needle nose pliers, crankshaft bearings, pontiac grand prix: Hi It really sounds like it COULD be your PCV valve. It is located under the MAP sensor. That is on the front of engine(passenger side) right on top. It is a small square sensor with 3 wire terminal. If you remove the ssensor from the clasps, then with...

Pontiac Repair: 99 pontiac montan automatic window, brown wires, circuit breaker
brown wires, circuit breaker, montan: Hi The power window circuit uses a Circuit Breaker and that circuit breaker powers both Left front and right front window motor. So If the other side window works, it is NOT a power problem. You can take the right switch out and check for power on one of...

Pontiac Repair: 99 pontiac montana hacv, hand vacuum pump, upper intake manifold
hand vacuum pump, upper intake manifold, cabin air filters: Hi On the Upper intake manifold , Rear, JUST at the corner where the Alternator bolts on there will be a vacuum port with the small vacuum line your looking for. If I m not totally mistaken, It runs OUTSIDE of the loom, so you should be able to follow it....

Pontiac Repair: 99 pontiac montana, auto collision repair, intake manifold gasket
auto collision repair, intake manifold gasket, pontiac montana: Hi,Josh Yes the intake gaskets are notorious leakers on these engines,GM has issued updated gaskets as the replacement,if it is leaking from the intake,replace them with updated GM parts,it is not to difficult to replace,though they dont leave much room...

Pontiac Repair: 99 sunfire gt engine noise, pontiac sunfire gt, small block chevy
pontiac sunfire gt, small block chevy, auto mechanics: Hey Adam: Sounds like you have a handle on it. It is more than likely a lifter gone bad. The problem it it s really hard to get them out and also it s hard to pin point which one it is. seeing that this engine has 16 of them. The lifters are very different...

Pontiac Repair: 99 sunfire, starter trouble, starter solenoid, purple wire
starter solenoid, purple wire, battery voltage: Hey justine. It could be a couple of things. If the solenoid clicks but the starter will not crank it is more than likely a bad stater motor. tap on the motor with a screwdriver and a hammer while someone tried to crank it over. The starter may have a bad...

Pontiac Repair: ABS/BRAKE SYSTEM, aluminum color, brake drums
aluminum color, brake drums, abs system: Your ABS regulator is actually a master cylinder in your braking system responsible for sending fluid to your brakes to engage/ disengage. I m afraid though that I have no idea why that particular part would be making a chirping sounds though. But I would...

Pontiac Repair: ABS brake light and Trac light is on, pontiac gran prix, antilock braking system
pontiac gran prix, antilock braking system, abs light: Without more background info like, what were you doing when they came on, did they all come on at the same time, was there a something funny the car was doing before this, then there is no real way to diagnose this. None of these lights are connected in any...

Pontiac Repair: ABS/Low Trac Light and gages, speed sensors, wheel speed
speed sensors, wheel speed, pontiac grand am: You should take it to the dealer so that they can diagnose the problem. This is not something that you can do without all of the special equipment needed to test the system. Also it will be cheaper than guessing and possibly replacing the wrong parts...

Pontiac Repair: ABS light, trac off light, serv veh soon light, turn signal switch, wheel bearing hub assembly
turn signal switch, wheel bearing hub assembly, intermittent sound: Hey Mike. You car needs a wheel bearing. the ABS sensors are on the wheel bearing hub assembly on that car. the bearing is going bad and causing excessive play in the hub more than likely causing the abs sensor to read incorrectly. that s wht the abs/trac...

Pontiac Repair: ABS problem, abs pump, minimal travel
abs pump, minimal travel, bleeders: Hi Did you bleed it with a scan tool? Did you cycle the ABS pump motors? I personally have never seen the ABS create a hard pedal. I have seen a very soft spongy pedal, but never a hard pedal. Booster really sounds like problem. If you have fluid...

Pontiac Repair: ABS problem I think, volt ohm meter, pontiac grand am
volt ohm meter, pontiac grand am, abs light: Hey Dennis: Well you more than likely have an ABS whell speed sensor issue with this car and that is what all the lights are comming on for. As for which one is doing it you need a scan tool to read the codes to find out which one it is. My guess is it...

Pontiac Repair: ABS Question, speed sensors, wheel speed
speed sensors, wheel speed, pontiac grand am: The most common problem is a wheel speed sensor that is going bad and giving the ABS module a false reading. The module thinks that one of the wheels is skidding and it activates the ABS. The problem that you are going to have is finding which one of the 4...

Pontiac Repair: ABS and trac light on 2001 Pontiac Montana, pontiac montana, auto parts stores
pontiac montana, auto parts stores, abs system: Hi You ll need to get the ABS system scanned to see what the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC s) are. You can usually take your vehicle to any nationwide chain repair center (Meineke, Pepboys, Midas...etc) or to national chain Auto Parts stores (Autozone, Advanced,...

Pontiac Repair: ABS warning light, warning light, security system
warning light, security system, elect: Hi, on the ABS, yes it will stop, if light came on and stayed on it would stop. why the light is coming is that a sensor is not working, the ABS module can cause the light to come on. This will have to be checked by some one that works on the ABS. You will...

Pontiac Repair: ABS ??, riverview new brunswick, new brunswick canada
riverview new brunswick, new brunswick canada, rear drums: It could just be surface rust on the rotors and drums. Especially since you said that it is more noticeable after it sit for awhile. If this is the case, it will only make the noise for the first few stops until the rust is wiped away by the pads. It could...

Pontiac Repair: AC condenser, ac condenser, internet search engine
ac condenser, internet search engine, condensor: the life of the condensor depends on several variables.extreme heat and rough terrain,lots of vibration can cause failure.smooth highway driving can be quite easier on equipment.i have not heard much about this problem but gm has a website for recalls and...

Pontiac Repair: AC,Heat,fans not blowing, blower motor resistor, pontiac grand prix
blower motor resistor, pontiac grand prix, heat fans: Hi It is MOST LIKELY the Blower motor resistor. It is located behind the blower motor, between the blower motor and the firewall. It is fairly difficult to replace. Check for power to the blower motor on any speed. If none, it is ALMOST surely the resistor....

Pontiac Repair: AC problem, compressor clutch, ac compressor
compressor clutch, ac compressor, electrical problem: Hi The A/C needs freon pressure to kick on. I would suspect low freon charge first. Thats first. After that make sure you have power going to the AC compressor clutch. If not check fuses. If getting power to clutch, and freon charge is OK, I would suspect...

Pontiac Repair: AC problem in a 95 pontiac bonneville, blower motor resistor, head screws
blower motor resistor, head screws, pontiac bonneville: Hi I believe your problem MAY be the Blower Motor Resistor. It is located under the hood, just to the passenger side of the Blower Motor. It is held in by (I think) 3 (three) 7mm head screws. It is rectangular in shape. You can have you mechanic check...

Pontiac Repair: Ac/Heater, electric cooling fan, pontiac firebird
electric cooling fan, pontiac firebird, vacuum leak: Hey Chris: Did you have the electrical system checked? Is the alternator output to where is should be? Another thing I didn t mention is does the fan turn hard? with the engine cold and the key off does the fan blade turn hard? there me be excessive draw...

Pontiac Repair: Acceleration Problems, honda acord, acceleration problems
honda acord, acceleration problems, gas milage: Sounds like it s time for a tune up. Plugs, wires, fuel and air filters should be changed. This should help with both issues, but as a car gets older it will run less efficient and require more or higher octane gas to run the same as it did when newer...

Pontiac Repair: Acceleration Problems, honda acord, vacuum leaks
honda acord, vacuum leaks, acceleration problems: i would change air and fuel filters and see if that helps.then check the fuel pressure at the fuel rail.if that all checks fine the cat may be stopped up.depending on the laws in your area you can have this removed or replaced.if that doesnt help the engine...

Pontiac Repair: Accelerator Sticks, pontiac firebird, throttle plate
pontiac firebird, throttle plate, throttle body: ok well first off let isolate the throttle body, search or get reference to find where the cable from the accelerator connects to the throttle body, remove the clip holding the throttle cable to the throttle body, start it up and see if you still ahve a sticking...

Pontiac Repair: Air Bag Light, bonnieville, test light
bonnieville, test light, good car: Hi, this could be in one of the sensor or the module, you can check the sensor that is mounted in the front of the car. to see if it is unpluged, if this is ok then you may want to take it to a dealer and have them to check it out. Note do not unplug or...

Pontiac Repair: Air Conditioner, pontiac grand am, heater core
pontiac grand am, heater core, exept: I thank what you have is steam, what this is moisture that is on the heater core, and when you turn the A/C back on the fan picked it up and blew it back through the vents. Now if it dose this again need to have the drain check it could be clogged and not...

Pontiac Repair: Air Conditioning, 1990 pontiac 6000, pontiac 6000
1990 pontiac 6000, pontiac 6000, radiator fan: first thing to check would be the pressure at the charge port if the pressure is not correct the clutch will not engage.next i would get a test light and check for power at the plug in on the compressor.if there is no power to the compressor there could be...

Pontiac Repair: Air conditioner for 1995 Pontiac Firebird, pontiac firebird, salvage yard
pontiac firebird, salvage yard, pressure switches: Just because the clutch does not engage does NOT mean that the compressor or clutch is bad. There are several pressure switches in the AC system that will not let the compressor turn on due to high or low system pressures. They are safety devices that are...

Pontiac Repair: Air conditioning compressor, air conditioning compressor, pontiac grand am
air conditioning compressor, pontiac grand am, ac system: Check the AC system pressures. The PCM will not let the compressor turn on if it has a low system charge to prevent damage to the compressor. If you dont know anything about AC charge pressures, you should probably take it to the dealer and have it diagnosed...

Pontiac Repair: Air entering floor vent with fumes, air distribution system, vacuum tank
air distribution system, vacuum tank, vacuum storage: Hi Ted It sounds like you may have a vacuum problem. Engine vacuum ir routed through a check valve (located on the passenger side around where the a/c lines go into vehicle). I would REALLY suspect that check valve, it MAY be leaking and allowing lowered...

Pontiac Repair: Alarm, montana minivan, pontiac transport
montana minivan, pontiac transport, cold weather: This does not sound like the factory alarm system. It sounds like an aftermarket add on alarm system. Did you have an alarm system installed? The factory alarm will only beep the horn once, after you push the lock button on the remote twice. If this is not...