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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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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix overheating

I have recently bought a 2005 Grand Prix V6 non supercharged. It overheats at idle and in park. I have had my head gasket and head resurfaced at Pepboys and replaced my radiator with a larger 1 inch ...
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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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Starter runs continuously

2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L - Put in new battery and starter. Starter starts running when we hook battery back up. Unhook the battery it stops. Tried fuse replace and if battery is hooked up pull fuse ...
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Pontiac Grand Prix won't start, horn would honk, electrical system goes crazy

Some facts: My dad has an aftermarket Remote Keyless Entry Not aware of any aftermarket theft system, does not use keyless start He's used 410 watt power inverters through the cigarette lighter but ...
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Possible ABS problems

2006 Pontiac Torrent Occasionally, when coming to a stop my car seems to be engaging the ABS. I say seems to be because I can't think of any other system that would engage the breaks but then again I ...
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06 Torrent temp gauge stopped working, fans on, trouble starting sometimes

My 2006 Torrent temp gauge stopped working, fans run all the time when car is on. sometimes it is hard to start have to pump gas pedal to get started not all the time but a lot. replaced coolant temp ...
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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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more consistent spark by holding plug boot away from terminal

I've been trying to diagnose some misfire issues. I've noticed that just about each cylinder doesn't have consistent spark when hooking a timing light up to the plug wire. I figured I'd troubleshoot ...
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Replacing a 1985 Fiero GT Tachometer

I am working on a 85 Fiero GT which has had its tachometer go bad. I have managed find the signal wire coming from the Ignition coil producing AC voltage bottoming out a 7v while idling, increasing ...
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Help maintenance & repair

06 Pontiac g6 will not start! I recently changed fuel pump. I am getting fuel to the fuel rail with pressure but fuel injectors are not opening. I can pour gas in the breather and it will start until ...
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Poor running after head gasket replacement.

2002 Grand Prix 3.1 v6. I have just changed blown head gaskets on my car. I have also replaced radiator water pump. Hoses belt spark plugs starter .working on getting new battery. I have bypassed the ...
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Car won't start.

I have a 2009 pontiac g6 gt and my car will not start and I am trying to figure out why. Over the past few years I have replaced both the alternator and battery twice, and they both keep failing at ...
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Suddenly have oil leaks in lots of different places

06 Solstice 2.4, engine rebuilt about 7k-10k miles ago. I noticed some oil on the side and bottom of the oil pan. After poking around some more, I found evidence of leaks at: Where the turbo oil ...
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Car starts with remote, does not start with key

2007 Vibe, starts with remote start but does not start with key. This started after replacing dead battery a few months ago. It is as if it does recognize the is there. Not sure what to check.
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Fixed exhaust leak, running hotter now

Yeah, it's the Solstice again. I just replaced a v-band clamp between my turbo and the cat. The engine runs a lot smoother now - go figure - but it's running quite a bit warmer. Before I recently ...
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2002 Pontiac Sunfire

I hope someone can give me some insight on what is going on with my car. 2002 Pontiac Sunfire two door. Over time I have heard a very very faint ticking sound which never really concerned me car ran ...
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Pontiac Solstice - Starter Issue

When I turn the key to start my car it cranks but wont start. The starter still turns when I take my hand off the key. When I turn the key again it starts up perfect. Any ideas regarding what ...
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On my '99 Grand Am the electric windows, A/C, dash gauges, speedometer stop working sometimes

Sometimes they come back on in a few minutes but sometimes it's hours or maybe a day and they will all start working again at same time. Other things like radio, CD player, cruise, horn, wipers, door ...
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power window relay Pontiac Grandville 1971

Can you tell me where the location of the power window relay is situated in a 1971 Pontiac Grandville? Thanks, Hans
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2009 Pontiac Vibe 1.8l 2ZR-FE stalling when turning on AC on full

Hello Folks…hope you can help. My daughters Pontiac Vibe stalls when in drive or reverse when the AC is on max. In park it is fine. Parts that have been replaced recently: Rad and fan, coils and plugs,...
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Removing the gear shift knob on my 96 pontiac

Does anybody know how to remove the gear shift knob on a 96 pontiac grand prix?
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2007 Pontiac Grand Prix - Car overheating when AC is on

Have replaced the radiator, thermostat, water pump, L hoses and replaced a transmission pan gasket. Car has passed a block test. Car has been with the mechanic for 4 days now...help??
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Car won’t accelerate after heavy rain flooded in my car

Ok, so my car was left with the windows cracked and sunroof cracked awhile I was out of town for a day, when I got back the next day I found my car with like a ton of water on the floors and my seats ...
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Pontiac Vibe remote not working

My 2010 Pontiac Vibe's doors no longer work using the remote. They work fine from inside the car, but won't function with the dongle. I replaced the battery in the dongle with no joy. The back hatch ...
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Gas gauge reading incorrectly

On a 2002 Pontiac Aztec, the gas gauge is reading empty after filling it up. How can I fix this problem? It’s been doing it for a while, but would show fuel report sometimes until recently.
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1986 pontiac grand prix won't start

What could be wrong if car will not start after jumping it for 10 minutes. Radio and lights turn on but car will not start. No noise whatsoever
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Pontiac LeMans 1.6 TBI - fuel pressure problems

I have a Pontiac LeMans, 1989 year of manufacture, engine 1.6 with Rochester TBI 700. I think that I have a problem with a fuel pressure. Engine idling is bad. Engine idle has 800 rpm with ...
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Bad Starter?? 2000 Pontiac Sunfire

car wont start. not even a sound. dashboard lights, over head lights, radio all come on. battery has been tested. cables all clean. cant even jump start it.
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Water in door columns

I am getting water in both doors columns. After rain, both of my seatbelts are wet. In cold weather, they freeze in place. I have read many similar complaints. Is anyone aware of a recall for this ...
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2007 Pontiac torrent wont start

When I turn on the key the dash lights up with lights and the stabilitrac light is on. It says service vehicle soon. My radio and heater fan work but nothing else. No headlights or interior lights. Oh ...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Am will not start

Had to tow the car from work, turn the key all lights as normal, but wont engage the starter. Jumped the starter, starter turns over the engine but motor will not start. replaced the entire ignition ...
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How do you bleed brakes on a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am?

I've been trying to figure out how to bleed my brakes on a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. I know how to bleed brakes, but every car is different, and I've never bled brakes on a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. When I ...
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99 Pontiac sunfire

First when u try to turn the key to start it all the lights work just fine but a further turn to start nothing not even a click we tried jumping it across using the starter worked for a day then ...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am stalls while driving!

My 2001 Pontiac stalls out while driving we’ve replaced loads of stuff with no luck. It begins losing power and the more gas you try to give it the more it wants to die. It sat for 2 years prior and I’...
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AC stops working in 2002 Pontiac sunfire SE 2002 at high RPM

I have a 2002 Pontiac sunfire SE. The ac works when I drain the Freon and refil it. It works better on high way. But there’s this weird thing that happened twice. I reved it to a high RPM (like 4000-...
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It's about the traction and engine power reduced issue

I have 2006 Pontiac G6 hardtop convertible. The car's service traction message and engine power reduced and car doesn't accelerate properly. Any ideas that I can try to resolve this problem without ...
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Pontiac 2009 Vibe Cool to Heat dial won't budge

It looks like it is stuck or frozen or broken. I noticed it was hard to turn earlier but now it won't move at all.
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5 speed to 6 speed transmission swap reprogramming?

I have a 2003 Pontiac Vibe (which is the same as Toyota Matrix) that the transmission locked up. For what I researched it is a very common problem with the Vibe. Solution suggested was to swap it for ...
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pontiac g6 shut down

I have a 2006 Pontiac g6 v6 3.5 engine and while driving my car shut completely down first thing popped on was the power steering then the steering wheel got hard to turn the anti-theft light came on ...
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Front-end vibrations in Pontiac G6

Car: 2007 Pontiac G6 (3.5L engine) Problem: Front-end vibration Details: I feel the vibrations primarily in the steering wheel. However, I also slightly feel it in my foot resting on the gas pedal ...
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1998 Pontaic Firebird Base, what is causing a strange sound in 4th and 5th gears?

I have a 1998 Firebird, base model with a 3.8L v6 engine with a 5 speed manual transmission. When I am driving faster than 50 mph in 4th, or 5th gear, I hear a hissing/humming sound from the direction ...
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Pontiac Grand Prix white smoke

I have a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix with 108,000 miles on it it was running fine for 2 weeks and then it throwed a P0300 code and then it throwed a P0446 code. When it through the P0446 code it was ...
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Not getting coolant in the engine

2001 Pontiac firebird v6 not getting coolant to the engine. The heater doesn't get warm. I've taken out the thermostat. [System] builds up pressure in the radiator and I've found no leaks anywhere
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Keyless fob and radio dead on Pontiac Vibe 2005

Today I went out to my 2005 Pontiac Vibe and the keyless fob wasn't working at all (none of the buttons and my wife's wasn't working either so it's not the battery of the fob) and the radio unit was ...
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Dashboard lights flickering on and off after changing a starter

Had my starter changed on a 2000 grand am. Now won't stay started putting while was started. Battery light on and dashboard lights flickering on and off. While it was running I had it in park but it ...
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White exhaust and smell when accelerating

I just noticed my 92 Grand Am is spitting out a lot of white exhaust and has a gas smell to it. I made it home but engine started sputtering and seemed like car was going into cardiac arrest. Haven't ...
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Intermittent starting problem 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix that occasionally won't start. Have had the battery load tested. It is good. I've taking the ignition wire off the solenoid and tested from the battery to the wire ...
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"Check Gas Cap" warning - 2006 pontiac pursuit

A few weeks ago I got a "Check Gas Cap" warning on the display of my pursuit. This was later accompanied by a check engine light. I then swapped my gas cap for an aftermarket one - the ...
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How to get car to start

I put new transmission in my 05 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP and car won’t start. It started up but i cut it off to put fluids in and now it won’t start anymore. Any ideas to fixing this??
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Is it ok to use more viscous oil with old engines that burn oil?

My old 2009 Pont Vibe uses lots of oil. One common explanation seems to be leaky piston rings. The manual and motor states SAR 5W20. A mechanic told me I should use 10W40 instead because it’s more ...
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