Questions tagged [pontiac]

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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Non-blown blown head gasket

06 Solstice, 2.4L Ecotec LE5 (GM inline 4). Again. I had an overheating issue recently, where the temp went from ~200 to ~290ish very rapidly. I shut the car down and had it towed home. A few days ...
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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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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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Overheating 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix

My car has been overheating badly. I took it to Auto Zone and hooked it up to the check engine tool and they said it was getting to 207 withing 10 seconds. It gets hot fast and my heat doesn't work ...
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Cooling fans constantly run

This past summer, I inherited a '95 Pontiac Grand Am that, while looking under the hood, I noticed someone had removed the air conditioning unit. I drove it throughout the summer and it wasn't until ...
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2002 Pontiac Sunfire Leaking coolant from front center

while driving yesterday a light come on for the low fluid and the temp gauge started to rise fast. I pulled in to a parking lot and saw my coolant was leaking all over the place. I refilled it and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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: My ...
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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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1991 Bonneville Idles Poorly When Stopped

Recently my '91 Bonneville has been having an issue with idling while stopped, which may or may not have coincided with Service Engine Soon light turning on. The main symptom is an overall drop in the ...
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AC slow leak - accumulator 1 year old replace or keep using to find leak?

Hello everyone newbie here very helpful info listed thank you. Last year disassembled and flushed AC system, new compressor, orifice tube, accumulator. Vacuum could not hold very slow leak. Couldn't ...
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Cleaned throttle body, MAP sensor suddenly dead

(Solstice) So, I cleaned my throttle body with brake cleaner. I thought it was carb cleaner, but I am apparently illiterate. (Honestly, I'm not sure what the difference between them is.) I was very ...
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Car all of a sudden stopped blowing heat/ cold

We went to leave yesterday and everything was working fine. We got to the end of the driveway and our heater just stopped blowing. We tried the air too with no luck. We just changed the blower motor ...
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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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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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Emergency Brakes feel like they are set but are not

When driving my 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Wide track, it feels as if the emergency brake is on even though it isn't. What is causing this?
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Pontiac Sunfire mysteriously won't start

So, here's the deal: -No lights, no noise, no clicking. -Battery voltage reads fine on multimeter. Terminals are very clean and not corroded. -But it won't jump start. -Headlights turn on. -Fuses are ...
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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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2005 Montana heater blowing warm air only

My Pontiac Montana is blowing warm air with the heater turned on. I was receiving a code (not sure what the number was but the message referred the engine was running cooler than it was supposed to). ...
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2003 Pontiac Bonneville - How to Remove Relays in Fusebox

My grandparents have a 2003 Bonneville which has, in the past few months, started to become very wishy-washy with its air conditioning fans. They'll work one day, then not the next. They'll hit a bump ...
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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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Resting a radiator on metal brackets

I have recently replaced the radiator in my 2006 Pontiac g6 GTP 3.9L. While installing the new unit I neglected to install the rubber feet between the rad and the frames lower bracket, which the rad ...
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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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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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I have a 1994 pontiac grand am gt with wipers not working

I can not get the wipers to work. Ive replaced the motor but there is no power to the fuse and i put a new one in today
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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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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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Should my check engine light be on if an O2 sensor is physically absent?

I have a 2009 Pontiac Vibe. The Check Engine light was on and I took it in to a mechanic. He told me that the downstream O2 sensor was not responding and that he physically removed it. He said that ...
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Some kind of short circuit or bad connection maybe

I have a 00 grand am. Every time I start my car my time is on 12 but my stations are still set. What could this be?
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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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2006 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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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 ...