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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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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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No heat in my 2008 Pontiac Vibe

I changed my thermostat twice in a week on my 2008 Pontiac vibe. My car was blowing cold air and running hot but the thermostat would open up and it would go back down to normal. I would have heat for ...
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Overheating issue - 2000 Grand Am GT

My 2000 Grand Am GT overheats. When I turn on the A/C, it goes right back to normal temp. It also leaks coolant. Coolant leaks out for up to an hour after parking it. It is leaking towards the front ...
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Is it safe replace 225/65R17 tires with 215/60R16?

I have a set of 215/65R16 winter tires on rims. A family member has a 2007 Pontiac Montana which currently has 225/60R17 tires. It seems like the 65R17 and 60R17 measurements make them close enough. ...
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Fans not working car keep running hot ac stop

My Pontiac G6 2007 - It keeps getting hot. The fan is not cutting on the water keeps bobbling. It's making my AC stop working and now I'm hearing a sound like when your power steering is empty, but it ...
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP electricity cutting in and out

I'm having issues recently with a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP. A few days ago, as we are pulling out of a parking spot, there is a loud pop and everything dies. The car shuts off, it has no ...
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THAT Solstice - What causes an exhaust back-fire?

I had some oh-so-wonderful hesitation and an exhaust backfire this morning. The car wasn't really up to temp - it had been running for about 15 minutes and it's ~68F this morning. Some potential ...
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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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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix suspension problem

If my buddy is going to replace his inner tie rod, because it disconnected and is now being dragged by the outer tie rod should he just replace the outer also? He's also aware that he's gonna need a ...
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High RPM's at highway speeds

I have a Pontiac G6 with an automatic v6 engine. Lately when I want to go above 70mph, the engine needs to rev at almost 5,000 RPM's, which seems high. I used to use cruise control every day but it ...
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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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Should I get 2nd Opinion on head gasket issue?

My daughter's car had a check engine light on and was overheating. We had it towed to a mechanic and he did the block test with the vapors. The mechanic said the blue stuff turned yellow immediately ...
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Should I be getting fuel in my fuel filter even when the ignition is off in my 91 Firebird V8?

I have a 91 Pontiac Firebird Formula V8. Recently I changed the fuel pump, stocking, and throttle body. Yesterday, she ran like a dream. Today - nope. I notice I'm getting fuel in my fuel filter ...
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Difficulty putting car in gear

A new neutral safety switch was just installed in our 2008 Pontiac G6. Why would that have an affect on the mechanism which puts the car in reverse, drive, and park? The console arm is now extremely ...
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2006 Grand Prix GXP V8 high mileage engine

I'm looking at purchasing a high mileage, very well maintained 2006 Grand Prix 5.3 v8. It has 396,000km on the original engine (new tranny). I'm guessing GM put this motor in a number of work trucks, ...
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94 pontiac transport - direct shorting of blinker / brake light circuit - fuses blowing

Symptom - No rear brake lights. Left turn signals not working but blinker relay "Sounds" like only one way contact movement. However - Right turn signal lights work fine and blinker relay "sounds" ...
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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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Solstice - Can an exhaust leak cause (really bad) hesitation?

My Solstice says "hi everyone." Moving on. I've had some really rough starting over the past month or so. I hadn't had time to really look at it until a few days ago, when I noticed the downstream O2 ...
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Engine reversing water to the over flow container

I have a 1999 Pontiac Montana Van. The radiator fluid is backing up to the over flow container. So,what can be my problem? I put new thermostat in and flushed the radiator. Are there any ...
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My car is overheating but its not waterpump or thermostat related by-passed heater core

I have a 91 Firebird Formula. I have the electric cooling fan by-passed to run constantly. The car does not overheat idling, but does while I'm driving. The problem is not coming from the water pump ...
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1997 pontiac firebird ignition key lock cylinder problems

Wires going to cylinder are broke off like 1 to 2 inches which makes it next to impossible to splice into without them breaking again once I turn the key. Can I take the cylinder apart and replace 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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The fuel gauge is messed up

The fuel gauge in the 1999 Pontiac Sunfire is not working properly. What could be the problem? I'm looking for anything that could be the problem.
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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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Boiling Antifreeze

I have a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix and I have noticed that when I drive it for about 15 to 20 minutes and then park it and turn it off my antifreeze is bubbling. My thermostat does not say it is ...
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1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1 Liter - Alternator replacement fail

1991 Pontiac Gran Prix SE 3.1 liter 6 cylinder. Alternator positive red wire from starter grounded out and split apart. What happened and why? How do I fix it? Is it safe to drive again?
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What would keep my 2007 Pontiac Torrent from starting?

I have a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. Sometimes my car won't start. When I turn the ignition it will just click, but when I turn the wheel a little it will crank. Could it be the starter? I just got a new ...
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A/C clutch 2000 grand marquis is leaking

So I just changed my blend door actuator because my car would continuously blow really hot air and my boss said that could be the problem. After I changed it, put everything back together I added one ...
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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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89 Pontiac Trans Am GTA Stalls No Start

A friends 89 Trans Am with a 5.7 (L98) PFI stalls and will crank, but not restart until the car sits for a few minutes. I haven't actually looked at it yet. I'm guessing something is getting heat ...
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06 Solstice (Yay) Fuel smell after hard acceleration

Vehicle: the ever-present 2006 Solstice with aftermarket turbo. When I lift after hard acceleration, I can smell what I think is gas for a few seconds. It dissipates quickly, but is disturbing. A ...
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2001 pontiac montana sw- what is the wheelbase length?

I have a 2001 Pontiac Montana SW. I assume the SW means short wheelbase. Is the wheelbase 112 or 120 inches in length?
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Am I missing a cover in the underbelly of the glove compartment?

After a service call for a 2003 Vibe, the underbelly of the glove compartment looks like this: As you see in bottom left of the image, one plug is missing. Also the white mechanical part seems too ...
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2008 Grand Prix GPX

What spark plug should I be using? I did my own tune up and the guy at auto advance told me to get some Bosch spark plugs for my car but then I notice less power. A mechanic told me I shouldn't have ...
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2001 pontiac montana minivan- gas gauge does not work

My gas gauge does not work at all. How do i diagnose the problem, to find out if this needs a new sending unit or if there are other issues?
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Brake issues 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix

Intermittently, my brake pedal will drop slightly, and there will be a loud clunking noise, metal on metal sounding. Normally happens at slow speeds, weather conditions don't seem to be a factor.
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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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04 Pontiac grand Prix fail [closed]

So I bought my car, 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix and 30 minute it started to over heat. The dealership had no water or transmission fluid so I put both. All of a sudden I turn the car to start makes a ...
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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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Bleeding Brakes

Also with regard to my 2002 Bonneville brake bleeding question, I could not get the rear bleeder bolts loose and did not want to twist them off, thus I bled the rear brakes at the brake hose going ...
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Bleeding Brakes 2002 Bonneville with ABS

I had to replace the 2 brake lines that go from the master cylinder to the ABS control box. I bled all 4 brakes in the proper order, (RR,LR,RF,LF) but the brakes are minimal and the pedal goes to the ...
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Pontiac G5 transmission sometimes grinds when shifting into first while stopped, occasionally stalls car

I have a 2007 Pontiac G5 with a 5-speed manual (Getrag F23 if you're curious) and about 145k miles. This problem has been ongoing for a couple years now but is progressively getting worse. Sometimes ...
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06 Solstice LE5 DTCs

My love-to-hate-it relationship with the Solstice continues. I was having some issues with apparently-random warnings (ABS light, weird DTC, gas cap warning when the gas cap was not loose). The ...
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Car dies immediately when started

I have a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire. If I turn the key to 'ON', the electrics turn on. Lights, radio, fans, the works. Everything is normal. If I turn the key to 'START', then the whole car dies. ...
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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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03 Pontiac Grand Am will not start. Transmission problems?

I have an 03 Pontiac Grand Am. About 9 months ago I had to put in a new motor, I've also put in a new starter and battery. For the last 5 months my car has not been able to go over 50 mph without my ...
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1995 Pontiac Grand Am Over-Heating and Cold air from heater, why?

My grand am is over heating while idling, blowing cold air out from heater and bubbling in coolant resevoir. Replaced thermostat and water pump and bled the valves to get air out and still same thing. ...
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1999 Grand Prix started to consumed gas

My 1999 Grand Prix is well-maintained. After an oil change it started to consume gas and oil as usual for a week, then started to shake when idling, and slow and gaging when accelerating and feel ...
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2006 Pontiac torrent

2006 Pontiac torrent won't start. Brand new battery one week old, will not start with remote starter or either key! All the lights come on , radio and electronics but when I turn the key the final bit ...
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