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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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Will putting ATF instead of Dexron VI hurt my transmission?

I have a 2007 Pontiac G6 and it uses Dexron VI. I put ATF automatic transmission fluid in it instead. Is my car going to be okay? I just want to know if it mixes is it going to mess up my car?
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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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Loud grind like noise and starts gettin hot what could it be

2007 Pontiac g6 Just put antifreeze in for the winter. It's making a loud grinding like noise and starts getting hot. It lasts for a minute or two then stops for a minute and does it again
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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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2006 Pontiac Vibe Heating problems - Toyota engine

To start, I had my mechanic disconnect the compressor for my A/C about 6 months ago. He said my car would be fine without it. Now, with that being said, my heat suddenly stopped working properly. ...
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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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Having transmission problems

my Pontiac g6 doesn't want to shift after the car is driven for awhile , but when co0ld nit shifts just fine, any ideas ? haven't tried anything , not sure what to do
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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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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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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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Is it possible to remove a rear door handle from the outside?

I'm not sure if repair/maintenance questions for rust prevention/slowdown are all right. Anyhow, here it goes. I'm sure you'll tell me. Both rear doors (not the back door; I have two rear doors but ...
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Car had issues moving today

2009 Pontiac G6 base sedan 144000 miles Automatic. I was on my way to work and had to hit brakes pretty hard since some people on the highway cut off the car in front of me. Came to a complete stop ...
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04 pontiac grand am wont start

Everything is working fine, but just getting a single click sound when trying to start, could be security system but don't think security light is on. Any solutions? Jump start didn't work either.
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Torn metal found beneath oil filler cap, need help identifying part and severity

I was replacing the oil today when I noticed torn metal inside the engine -- never a good sign. This is a 2005 Pontiac Vibe 1ZZ-FE, on which there is a lot of documentation but none proved useful to ...
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2007 Pontiac g6 keeps blowing fuse

There's a fuse under my hood that controls the heat, ac, defroster etc. a couple months ago they all stopped working. I checked the fuse and alas it was blown. I've bought replacement fuses with the ...
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GM power steering fluid -- what kind do I need?

I have a 2007 Pontiac G6 (3.5L V6) that needs power steering fluid. However, I do not know what type is compatible with my vehicle. My manual simply says: GM Power Steering Fluid (GM Part No. U.S....
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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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What can cause a vehicle to run hot, but not overheat?

Anyway, I have a Grand Am 2003 V6. It only has 80k miles. My car ran great when I got it(used), but at some point it began to have minor temperature problems. It would always run a little bit hotter ...
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Car shutdown / won't restart after driving through puddle (2006 Pontiac G6)

I have a 2006 Pontiac G6. Yesterday our streets flooded from the rain. While driving my kids too school at 7:30am I drove through a large puddle of water that I didn't see. As soon as I got out of the ...
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What could cause the engine temperature gauge and AC to fail simultaneously?

On Wednesday I noticed my car's temp gauge reading at bottom while driving down the highway. The air conditioner was also non-functional. Each of these components were working fine the day before. The ...
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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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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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My pontiac g5 2009 problems with it starting randomly

My pontiac g5 2009 runs great for a couple weeks then all of sudden won't start just clicks...then couple days later fires right up and will run great again for a short time..have changed the ...
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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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2006 Pontiac Solstice - Wipers turn on by themselves

Here's a new one: Three times in the past week, the wipers have randomly turned themselves on. Each time turning the switch on and back off has fixed the issue. I haven't seen anything else ...
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coolant in oil of 2008 Pontiac G-6

What do I need to do if coolant was accidentally put in where the oil goes of a 2008 Pontiac G-6? I haven't tried anything as of yet. I'm afraid to start the car. I didn't know if I needed to flush ...
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2006 Pontiac Montana

I recently purchased a 2006 Pontiac Montana and the dealership seems to have a done a pretty good job with pre-lot reconditioning. The filters were changed, oil, and a new battery and tires were put ...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am cooling fans not kicking on

I just bought a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE for 1,500 and registered in 3 days ago. My luck it’s been one thing after another. (I guess you really do get what you pay for) Pulled into a parking lot &...
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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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My 99 Grand Prix 3.8 . The starter engages but doesn't turn the flywheel.can anyone tell me what wires go where?

My 99 Grand Prix 3.8 . The starter engages but doesn't turn the flywheel. I believe it to be wireing. Can anyone tell me what wires go where.
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My 2006 Pontiac Torrent main fuse box caught fire

Put it out before there were flames and unplugged everything . Replaced the fuse box now passenger headlight won't go out and tail lights won't go out. Dash lights flicker and radio flickers i have ...
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Car won’t start randomly

I have a 2006 Pontiac g6 with 150,000 miles on it. Maybe once a day for the past couple weeks when I go to start it it will crank but not start. As soon as I attempt to start it again it starts up no ...
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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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Car won't start after sitting for 2 years even with a jump. Is it a starter or alternator issue?

My parents have a 2001 Pontiac Aztek that's been sitting for two years. Apparently, before they stopped using it, there was an oil leak that caused starter problems (they couldn't find the leak), and ...
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Trac off and abs lights on dash won't go off since shocks absorbers replaced

I had shock absorbers put on when I got car back the Trac off light was on and so was the abs. What could cause these to come on without moving car? Diagnostic test said both wheel speed sensor.
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Setting distributor correctly

I just got my engine back from the rebuilders. 1965 Pontiac 389 They have crank timing Mark at tdc on the front pulley. The distributor is not installed. The problem is that I don't know if piston 1 ...
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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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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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Pontiac parts and GM parts

I am planning to buy a Pontiac bonneville 2004 my question is about it parts the dealer told me it is parts is the same as GM and can be found easily in US. Is that right?
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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 wasn'...
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2006 Pontiac G6 GTP 3.9l A/C won't turn on

About a month ago, I added freon to my a/c low pressure port. I followed the instructions carefully making sure that I didn't run into the red on the gauge. About 2 weeks later, my A/C started ...
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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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Car engine temperature maxes out, then lowers and stays stable

So recently my AC started being inconsistent and I figured I needed to put some refrigerant in, but yesterday I noticed that my engine also gets extremely hot at the same time as the AC. Basically ...
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Growling/grinding sound in 2007 Pontiac G6

Car: 2007 Pontiac G6, 140k miles, well-maintained recently replaced all brake pads and rotors Problem: I hear a grinding or growling sound when I'm driving. The sound starts around when I'm going ...
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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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Car codes changing

I have a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix. I had a code P071 I replace the 02 upstream and now I have P0420 I have read many forums about this issue and it seems like a common problem for this vehicle ... know ...
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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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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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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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