Questions and Answers for Pontiac Grand Am

Pontiac Grand Am auto repair questions and answers by expert GM Technician. Covering many different years and problems from check engine light and stalling, to won't start or ABS problems.


I OWN A 2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM 2.4 LITER 4CYL. AUTOMATIC. IT HAS 177,000 MILES RIGHT NOW I HAVE NO SERVICE LIGHTS ON BUT WHEN I START THE CAR STILL NO SERVICE LIGHTS UNTIL I PUT THE CAR IN REVERSE OR DRIVE THEN THE SERVICE VEHICLE SOON LIGHT "SVS" LIGHT COMES ON.

I own a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. It has the 3.4L V6 motor. When I turn the heat or the air on it does not blow out. I can feel heat or the A/C coming through the vents. It's just not blowing. I thought it was the blower motor resistor. But after replacing the old one it still does the same thing. And every now and then it will randomly kick on.

1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT. 3100 V6.

Question: gear shift won't shift out of park, engine, abs and brake lights on and engine runs but no acceleration, all happened at the same time. Have been able to shift by inserting a small screw driver into the slot on the passenger side of the console.

1999 Pontiac Grand AM GT 3.4L V6.

Computer codes- P0300.Repairs- Replaced spark plugs, catalytic converter, battery, all filters, all electronics.I'm having multiple cylinder misfires and am wondering what in the world to do. I've come across one cylinder misfire and fixed it no prob but I'm having multiple and I'm not used to working on Pontiacs. What can i do?

2001 Pontiac Grand Am 2.2L Ecotec.

Question : My Pontiac has the check engine light on. I had the a scan of the codes from Autozone and the mechanic said it was P0171 lean exhaust system. The traction control light is also on the dash. He said the code could have also set the traction lights. Car seems to run and idle good.

2001 Pontiac Grand Am 3.4L 3400 V6.
I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am.  Lately, when it is cold out, the car won't start.  I put the key into the ignition, turn the key, the lights and radio come on...but nothing else.  No clicking no turning over of the engine...nothing.  If I wait for 30 - 120 seconds then try again, it will start no problem.  I have had the problem in the past with the security pass through module...which is kind of like this,

2001 Pontiac Grand Am Engine Size : 2.4

Question: My car made a loud banging noise and increased when i pushed on the gas pedal and gained speed. Mechanic tells me I need a whole new motor? Is that correct? I only have 140,000 km's on it.

I have a Pontiac Grandam 2.4 Lire. The ETS light comes on by itself when engine is warm with or without check engine light coming on. The check engine codes vary from P0171, P0134, P0125. Severe black smoke from the exhaust when ETS light on very poor gas mileage when on. Starts fine cold or normal. Great performance when lights are off. New Stuff: MAP hose, Cat. Both O2 sensors, Plugs & wires. Can't seem to find any vacuum leaks. 180,000Kms Any hints where to look? Air valve maybe?

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How Things Work

Basic Power Steering Operation- Hydraulic

The hydraulic power steering pump is a constant displacement vane-type pump that provides hydraulic pressure and flow for the power steering gear. The hydraulic power steering pumps are either belt-driven or direct-drive, cam-driven.

The power steering fluid reservoir holds the power steering fluid and may be integral with the power steering pump or remotely located. The following locations are typical locations for the remote reservoir:

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Common Engine Codes

Code P0171 Fuel Trim Error

The powertrain control module (PCM) controls the air/fuel metering system in order to provide the best possible combination of driveability, fuel economy and emission control. Fuel delivery is controlled differently during Open and Closed Loop. During Open Loop, the PCM determines fuel delivery based on sensor signals, without oxygen sensor (O2S) input.

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