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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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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Idles at a higher temp than normal

I've just changed my oil and originally put diesel oil into my 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix accidentally, but removed it before ever turning it on and put the correct oil in. Now 1000 miles later, it sits ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coolant temperature sign is gone and fan is running! [closed]

My Pontiac G5 2008 Coolant temperature sign is gone and the fan is running in the cool weather but it goes to be fine in hot weather!
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My brake pads on one wheel only last a month or 2 each time I change them?

I have a 2007 Pontiac G6, 4 cylinder. About a 4 months ago in January I almost got hit by a Dodge Durango that ran a light and almost crushed me literally headed straight for the driver door. So i ...
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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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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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86 Trans Am stalls after hard driving when coming to a stop [closed]

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 time....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brake pedal goes to floor

i have a 2005 pontiac grand am and my brake pedal goes to the floor any suggestions on what cause is we bled brakes numerous amounts of times checked for leaks ive replaced master cylinder yes bench ...