Pontiac was a brand of automobile manufactured and sold by General Motors (GM); though production ended in 2009, Pontiac remains a registered and active trademark of GM.

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My 2009 Pontiac Vibe makes a screeching noise at startup but stops after it starts up

The screeching noise has been going on for about 4 months. It stops after it has started and does not make the sound again until it has set all day of over night
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How critical is a Serpentine belt replacement and is it worth $400

My mechanic says my serpentine belt and tensioner need to be replaced and quoted me $400 for the work. I have a 2004 Pontiac Vibe that might be nearing it's retirement time and am skeptical about ...
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06 Solstice - CEL, no DTC, won't crank

Drove the car to work yesterday, made a few stops along the way with no issues. When I got out of the office, the car would no longer crank. I have a CEL, but no DTC (checked with HP Tuners). No ...
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2006 Pontiac g6 rough idle and intermittent spongy brake and starting issue

I have a 2006 Pontiac G6 with 160k on the 3.5 motor. Around 155k the brake pedal went hard and spongy. Also, about 1 in every 40-50 times I start it cold, the starter will turn without a successful ...
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2006 Solstice - car won't turn over following engine replacement

I recently installed an engine (complete from oil pan to the valve cover) from a 2010 Malibu in my 2006 Solstice. (Replacing a blown engine.) The car will not crank / turn over. Symptoms include: ...
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Last year my timing chain had broken

I have a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire A tooth broke on a sprocket and my timing chain broke. I was told I have a bent valve and would need a new cylinder head. It's has been sitting for exactly a year. ...
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What is the part called that connects the engine to the air intake system? (Photo included)

The image below is from a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire. Credits to (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontiac_Sunfire) for the photo. I've put arrows to the the part that I'd like to know what it's called. I ...
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Pontiac g6 runs lean; throwing codes

My 2006 g6 v6 3.5 is showing codes p0171, p0174, p0705 and u0073 171 and 174 show that the engine is running lean. Is this a serious issue? 0705 shows the trans range sensor a circuit 0073 says the ...
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Brake pedal is hard to push even after new brakes

The brake pedal in my 06 Pontiac g6 seems harder to push than normal. Since the issue started, I've had the rear rotors and pads replaced, along with a control arm. For the first 10-15 minutes of city ...
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Consequences of not fixing rusted body parts

My mother-in-law has just retired and given us her old Pontiac Sunfire 1996. It's been little used and generally well maintained, except for the body. Both front fenders have a small patch of about ...
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my car sputters and it wont hold idle

I have a Pontiac Grand AM 1999 V6, the problem is that it won't hold idle after about 15 seconds. The check engine light came on - it has been on since I brought it from my cousin. Well I had went to ...
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Remove car door lock lever arm

So I am changing the door locks on a 1994 Bonneville SE because they don't work any more (pins won't allow the key to turn all the way). My only issue right now is that I can't get this lever arm off ...
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Fan on my 2005 Grand Prix

4 door Pontiac grand Prix 2005 ... My fan, why does it stay on while driving? It's all the time while driving. Do I run a risk on my safety? I have two little girls I transport to school eVery day and ...
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2000 pontiac montana overheating

2000 Pontiac Montana Van- intake manifold has been replaced along with radiator, water pump, radiator cap and thermostat. When driving van will go to the red line but has never overheated with steam ...
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My tire wobbles

At slow speed one of my front tires on my 2000 Grand Am SE 4 door wobble, but feels fine at a higher rate of speed. Was told by a person at a tire store my tread is breaking loose and I need a new ...
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Major electrical melt down in wiring

I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. I noticed my cigarette lighter quit working. I had a friend put a new fuse in my car for me, then I used my cigarette lighter. All of a sudden smoke was coming through ...
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Unwrapping and replacing two positive-side battery cables

There are two, not one, battery cables on the positive-side of my Pontiac Vibe's battery. One of the cables is considerably thicker than the other. I'm not sure what function that smaller cable has, ...
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How to change a thermostat on a 2007 Pontiac G6

Is it difficult? How do I know the exact location? Just purchased a replacement but I want to make sure I'm opening up the right compartment. 3.5L V-6 This is a picture of what I believe it is. ...
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Bad vibration in my car

I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT. There is a mild vibration in the front end when the suspension is compressed and I'm accelerating. If I let off the accelerator, it all goes away. I've rotated ...
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quiet audio in car

I have a 2005 Pontiac grand prix with the monsoon sound system. I replaced my factory stereo because I wanted one with at least an auxiliary cord. My radio wasn't all that loud beforehand. I replaced ...
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pontiac oil change before or after repairing the car

I have to send my 2001 Pontiac Grand prix to a mechanic to fix some stuff. What do u recommend to change the oil before or after that
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am - Oil in coolant

I just bought my car from a owner I noticed there was oil or what looks like oil in the coolant there is no coolant in oil and car doesn't over heat. It's a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am with 230,000 miles ...
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Brake Fluid Leaking out of Master Cylinder but on Top of Booster

I have a 94 Pontiac Bonnyville that's leaking brake fluid. Recently the brake warning light came on and I noticed the fluid was low. I filled it again but it's slowly leaking. The fluid is leaking at ...
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Aftermarket Head Unit (HU) on Grand Prix 2008

I just finish installing a China brand Android Aftermarket Double Din. The unit has steering wheel controls built in so no extra adapter is required as long as your vehicle does not have a canbus ...
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Why Do My ABS and TCS Lights Come On?

Occasionally while I'm driving (usually when I go over a small bump or ramp on the road), I hear a slight clunk under my hood and my Traction Control System and Anti-lock Brake System lights turn on ...
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My a/c goes in and out at random times. Help!

I have a Pontiac Grand Prix GT 1998. She runs great except my A/C is now acting up. I first noticed it a few weeks ago. I was driving and it was almost like someone had turned the air down so it ...
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86 Trans Am stalls after hard driving when coming to a stop

My 86 Trans Am fuel injected 305 is a beast but after hard driving I come to a slow stop and it will stall either while stopped or stopping. It starts right back up tho and never occurs any other ...
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New radio plays quiet

I have a Pontiac G6, and the factory CD player stopped working. My sister bought a JVC system with a kit and adapter. When she installed it, the audio was quiet. Everything seemed to be wired ...
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99 Grand Am radiator fans not working

Any suggestions on how to fix the radiator fans on my 99 Grand Am. Both fans don't even kick on after I turn on the ac like they did before. I replace the coolant tank all hose just replace the ...
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spark plug separated @ porcelien & metal

Can a engine run ssmoothly with a broke in half spark plug(where the porcelain meets the metal)no vibrations & would the plug wire boot hold the 2 pieces together?
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Engine hesitates when accelerating - 1996 Sunfire

I have a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire with the 2.2L engine. When I accelerate slowly the engine seems to run fine. However, if I accelerate quickly the engine seems to hesitate. I have already replaced the ...
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How can I reset the adaptive transmission on my Pontiac G6?

My Pontiac has started shifting hard and sometimes taking a loooong time to find the gear. My first suspicion is that it has MDS (Multiple Driver Syndrome), so I'd like to try the cheapest option of ...
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Help with heat issue with pontiac vibe (toyota matrix)

I have a 2006 Pontiac Vibe. Same engine as the Toyota Matrix. The heat blows fine but isn't warm enough. I checked the antifreeze and the level is fine and there are no leaks. The hose into the ...
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2002 pontiac grand prix gtp fuel consumption

Just recently my sending unit has broke on my gas gauge and I filled the car with gas and I am wondering if anyone knows aproximately how many km on the odometer can I go with a full tank of gas just ...
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Pontiac Bonneville shakes

I have a 95 Non-supercharge Pontiac Bonneville. When I am traveling at a speed at which produces 2000 ± 500 RPMs the engine shakes. An almost sputtering/slippage but remarkably different at the same ...
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Where is the type of plastic stamped on my 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix front bumper cover?

I want to try to repair my 2002 Grand Prix's front bumper cover with a plastic welder, but all the labels are faded and I can't figure out where the type of plastic is stamped. Does anyone know ...
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My 2003 Grand Am won’t start

I have a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am that would not start. All the lights, power windows, radio etc. work, but when you turn the key it is silent. It won’t even jump start. I had also put in a new solenoid, ...
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Should I get a second opinion from a different mechanic?

Previous question for context TL;DR: My 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE had a flashing check engine light and I found oil in the coolant. A family member took the car to a mechanic this week. He checked ...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE oil in the coolant

Recently my car started chugging and "vibrating" at low speeds, and the check engine light is flashing on and off. On inspection, I found oil in the coolant. I don't know a lot about cars, but a ...
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Knocking in my engine during cold start / whistling when accelerating

My 2003 Pontiac Grand Am GT will spudder and the engine will shake occasionally on cold starts. Its not a consistent problem - not every time, but it seems to be growing worse. I can feel the engine ...
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Car having trouble starting but everthing else works even without key

97 pontiac grand am se v6, a while ago my car did not start, I guess it was the ignition switch. So it got repaired but then the other day it wouldn't start. And it would not shift out of park at all, ...
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Fails to Start and Electronics Go Awry

My mother-in-law drove over this morning to pick up my wife, and when they tried to leave the car wouldn't start. Not only that; the horn honked, the wipers started, the trunk popped open, and the ...
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Pontiac Aztek 2004 Oil Leak

There is some leaking underneath the engine. My guess is that it's an engine oil leak. Do you think I'm correct? From your experience, what is a good place to start looking for the leak? Thank you!
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Cooling fans not running

Update This question seems to be attracting a lot of views, so I guess a lot of people are having the same problem. Just to be clear, the problem with MY fans specifically seemed to be caused by my ...
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How do I re-attach a trim panel that has partially popped off?

I have a Pontiac Vibe, and the top clip of the rear door panel (that goes around the wheel well) has become unattached. This panel serves as trim for the door. I am not sure how to go about ...
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How to Replace the Drivers Key Lock

Are there any other cars that have the same type of key lock for a 1990 Pontiac Grand Prix LE? (2-door) I'm having a hard time finding a used one. The little door/flap on the key mechanizm is broken ...
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Faulty TCC solenoid or bad computer?

Make: Pontiac Model: Sunfire Year: 2001 Engine: 2.2 L Trans: Automatic Hello to every one, bought my first car and it is fine except for this little annoying problem. After driving it for a ...
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Should I change automatic transmission fluid on an older vehicle?

I have a Pontiac Vibe 2004 with an automatic transmission. The mileage now is around 120k miles and I've never changed the transmission fluid. There are no mechanical problems with the vehicle at the ...
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How to access negative battery terminal in 04 Pontiac Montana

So my hand is all scuffed up from trying to get to the (-) terminal for jumper cables to jump my Ford Focus with the defective trunk latch which apparently has been draining my battery. The fuse box ...
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How do you test relays?

I have a Pontiac Grand Am. After getting a hose replaced, I noticed that my fans don't come on now. I checked the fuses and cooling fan #2's fuse is burnt out, which (I think) should be for AC only. ...