1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE from North America - Comments

12th Aug 2004, 19:32

Well I don't own a '95 Gran am.. but do have a '96 I have had so Many headaches from this car. I have had problems with this car since I bought it. As of today I have 66,000 miles on it. Came out to my car seen there was water underneath the car on the passenger side. Thinking this was going to be something Minor Like a hose like soo many were telling me. No its more than that. I had the car towed to get fixed two days later hes still not sure whats wrong with the car. He thinks either a head Gasket or time chain cover?? hes telling me he puts fluid in the radiator he can't tell where it is coming from. This year I have also replaced ALL 6 Fuel injectors and my power windows stopped working all I could replace is the one window. The struts needs to be fixed I'm so done with this car. Thought I had such a good buy.. 40,000 miles and paid 6000. for it.. what a joke!

27th Sep 2004, 07:50

I bought my 1995 Grand AM SE Coup (with the Quad 4) about two years ago. I paid $6500 CAD for it, and so far I've put $2900 worth of repairs in it. $2300 in one shot, and three claims to my insurance agency resulting in my paying only my $200 deductible. Within six months of my purchasing the vehicle, even doing regular checking of all fluids, my engine seized causing damage to 12 out of the 16 valves. My mechanic told me he'd only work on my car because he is friends of my family, otherwise he'd never touch it because it's a labor-intensive engine. Currently, I'm now having transmission problems after putting on only 40,000km. I have vowed that as soon as this car is working enough to drive, and I can get a slightly better income, I am purchasing something else. I don't quite care what I get, so long as I never touch another Grand Am ever again. NEVER.

29th Sep 2004, 10:08

Well I've had all these problems listed. I know what everyone is going through. I have a problem that's stumping me. My 92 grand am SE 2.3 Quad 4 SOHC likes to lope and stumble on deceleration only. I have to slip it in neutral when I let off the gas. Can anyone help please email me at (eacha455@yahoo.com) Thanks Bill.

21st Feb 2005, 22:09

Hi, Everyone I hope this will lighten your day.

I bought a 1995 Grand Am SE in the winter of 2000. I have had really no problems with it, but the problems I did run into I will tell you how to fix.

The window problem is the tracks like to bend, so you can either bend them back or go to the scrap yard and have them replaced.

The one guy mentioned a rattle under the hood, that would probably be the AC compressor bearings, all you got to do is go to your mechanics and have them tighten it. It shouldn't cost anything, but if it does just do it yourself it only takes about 2 minutes to do.

I have now owned my 1995 Grand Am SE for 5 years and those were the only 2 problems I have had with the car. Other than the abuse I but it through I have had the transmission rebuilt for it has no comparability to others. It has an amazing shift kit in it which allows it to spin out when shifting into 3rd gear. And I have done enough to it to match or even out run a 5L mustang.

So sorry to all them people saying that the 1995 Grand Am SE is garbage, but it is all in how you take care of your car and keep it in good running condition.

26th Mar 2005, 16:41

I have a 95 grand am 3.1l v6 with 370000kms yes 370000kms. I bought in 2002 and have only put 500 dollars in just brakes and ball joints. I love this car and would buy another again.

11th Apr 2005, 13:53

I have just recently bought a 95 Grand Am. My only problem is the passenger's side window... I don't expect it to work too great being that it is 10 years old. I just believe that it will be a good car if you take care of it. So I think all of those people that was complaining just don't know how to take care of their cars. In closing, I really enjoy my car and recommend it to anyone!

18th Apr 2005, 06:17

Just bought a 98 Grand Am Gt. Have had problems with it from day one. Main problem is the overheating issue. Have took it to numerous mechanics and they still can't figure it out. Also have ticking noise coming out of engine. Also they haven't figured that out either. Needless to say I'll never buy one ever again!!!

7th May 2005, 18:53

Hello, I recently bought a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE Coupe as my first car for school. It is a two-door coupe and the power windows on both sides do not work at all. Sometimes they go down, but I have to put them up manually. Also, the right turn signal on both the front and rear do not work. If anyone knows how to fix these problems, please contact me at chu_bubblegum08@yahoo.com.

8th Mar 2006, 23:25

I bought a '95 pontiac grand am a little over three weeks ago and I spent more than I bought it for. I feel like a big fool! it overheated about a week ago and now I found out I have to spend a lot on fixing it. just like what someone wrote before, I thought I was getting a good deal, who knew? I have the same problem with the passenger side and rear windows and the leak that is on the passenger side. for weeks, I have been trying to figure out where it was coming from. I was putting transmission fluid every other week thinking it was just transmission fluid that was leaking, little did I know it was also the antifreeze. I'm very very very annoyed!!! when I buy a new car, I will never buy a pontiac!!

10th Mar 2006, 15:46

You can't possibly blame the manufacturer for the problems that you are experiencing with your car. First of all, it's 11 years old so there are going to be all sorts of issues, secondly there was probably a reason why it was a "good deal". Take a car to an independent mechanic to have him verify it's condition. Don't make statement's like "I'll never buy a Pontiac". This could happen to you with any brand of vehicle.

11th Mar 2006, 09:50

I have a 95 Grand Am. I had a engine overheat problem. It was weird the engine would be fine then all a sudden I could see a coolant trail behind me. The engine would start to overheat. What the root cause was a weak head gasket. Periodical the gasket would allow exhaust gases to push into the coolant side of the engine. This would cause a lot of pressure so it would blow most of the fluid out. Quite often 2 minutes later the engine would go back to normal temperatures. To fix I needed to replace the head gasket. :- (

I also had a problem with water on the passenger floor. It was usually after a heavy rain. Even though the car body on the outside was in excellent condition I had a small rust hole in the firewall to the passenger side. This rust whole was right behind the computer underneath the passenger dashboard. It only required to pull back the carpet and slide the metal box where the computer is to one side. I fibreglass this small hole from the inside and had someone spray undercoat on the engine firewall side to seal it up the area from that side. That solved that problem.

I know have a water leak on the driver side after a heavy rain. I am not sure where this is coming from. It is currently winter here so I am going to wait a couple of more months before I start spraying the hose on the car with driver carpet back. I do know there are no more holes in the firewall. When my head gasket was being fixed I was able to inspect the firewall in detail.