25th Apr 2009, 20:52
This is the author of the original post. I've since put 100 miles on the car since I wrote the post, the grinding noise is coming from the fan belt and the water pump, and both parts look like they need replacing. to the comment above me, I do wash my car every-week, and it is hard for me to take the door off, I am a college student so I have no room to take the door off and do the repairs my self. as I said, this car is a lemon, can't wait until I can get rid of this mess.
8th Aug 2009, 08:39
You really don't need space. Just borrow a couple of screw drivers from your friends. It can easily be done outside and it only takes about 10 minutes to get it taken off.
27th Oct 2009, 00:24
I'm a girl and I replaced my own headlights and the housing unit itself.. done my own oil and also replace the motor and regulator to the window on driver side window. It really is quite easy to fix..
And a suggestion... go to a pick N pull for the motor and regulator. And if someone tells you that all you need is the clips... WRONG! You need the whole kit and caboodle. Trust me. I learned my lesson.
But you don't need space to work on your door or window, just a flat head, phillips screwdriver and some tape to hold the window in place while you work on it. Oh, and make sure you align the window to the seal gasket up right, otherwise you'll have rain coming in the window. :)
29th Jan 2010, 17:10
I have a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am that does not have the door sticker on it that would tell me the tire pressure info. Can anyone provide me the tire pressure specs? I sure would appreciate it.
22nd Aug 2010, 17:20
You spent WAY too much money on fixing the window, regulator/switch or motor with labor shouldn't have been total more than 150-200 MAX/Inc taxes.
You got totally ripped off, and you could have had them just raise your window back up for like 10 dollars.
The main problem with this car is the check engine light comes on for any little B.S., the security light is a nightmare, and the electrical system is obviously sensitive.
Other than the "security light" hell thing, I pretty much knew going in that car was sexy but it was gonna give me problems, because I asked around.
Recommend if you're into the LOOK and feel of cars like these.
AVOID if you seriously need reliability (single moms, people who commute long distance, on the job search, etc).
I would NOT let my sister or mother drive this car, just based off the security deterrent mode!