27th Aug 2006, 19:00
I just had the same problem with my car, it turns over, but within 2 -3 seconds it just dies. Is it really the fuel pump that's the problem?
6th Sep 2006, 09:29
I now have 4 lights on, trac off - ABS - service vehicle soon. I have taken it to a Pontiac dealer and they put it on the computer. Nothing but the bill. It has no codes. Can anyone tell me what it my be?
7th Sep 2006, 18:30
Trac off - ABS - service vehicle soon... sounds like a problem I had. Replaced the front wheel hub and bearing assembly and that solved the problem. Now the other side is acting up. I should have done them both.
Computer diagnostic should have identified it.
12th Sep 2006, 22:31
Had the same problem with mine regarding traction/brake light and what not. There is a wheel speed sensor switch in the hub assembly that has an electrical plug attached to it. I cleaned out the plug connections with electrical contact cleaner, and the problem went away. Sometimes however you have to replace the whole sensor or the hub.
1st Nov 2006, 19:27
November 1 2006.
I have a 2001 Grand Am GT. It has caused me nothing, but headaches since I've had it. I've had to change the brake pads along with the rotors 5 times now. My car wouldn't start in the rain so I had to change the coil packs. Then gas was not getting to the engine so a new fuel pump had to be installed. My security light came on and my car wouldn't start. IF this happens to you turn the key for 10 minutes and then turn it off for 5 second it should start. I don't know if this has happen to anyone else, but when I use the turn signal, this funny clicking sound goes on and doesn't go away for 5 to 10 minutes. I will never buy another Grand Am and hope that if you read this you won't buy one either. For your information!!!
2nd Nov 2006, 13:17
I have a 2000 Grand Am SE. It has 80000km/50000 miles (I know because the service lady asked me when I had it towed to the dealership last night.) Here's what I've had to deal with to keep this car on the road:
-Power steering, shaft snapped in 2, gears replaces, pump replaced FOUR times.
-Rotors, do I need to elaborate?
-Power windows, glass got all scratched up, windows aren't sealed.
-Intake manifold leaking (luckily they covered the cost of this repair)
-Coolant leaking into oil, bad, very bad thing.
-Shocks/struts may as well be disposable
-Fuel sensor doesn't work when the car is filled with certain brands of gas
On the plus side my turn signals seem to work fine!
Has anyone heard of any "unadvertised" recalls on power steering components? It seems to be my biggest sucker of money.
20th Nov 2006, 19:54
I bought my 2000 grand AM SE when it was 6 months old. I am not a heavy driver, so I only have 50,000 Miles on it. Got a juicy bill for $1000 for brake pads, rotors and aluminum calipers. Has anyone had such a monstrous bill for brakes on these or it just me? Also noticed here a lot of people had trouble with driver's side window. Same here. It's been working intermittently for the last 2 years and can be very frustrating.
8th Jan 2007, 18:18
My clock radio doesn't display anymore, either. In addition, my CD player seems to cut out every 15 seconds for 5 seconds, or so. Does anybody have any remedy to these problems?
10th Jan 2007, 12:48
I own a 2000 Grand Am GT coupe with 63k and have experienced many of the problems previously listed. To date I have replaced:
-Air conditioner compressor clutch
-Alternator and Serp belt (did this as preventative maintenance, GM is known for poor alternators)
-Power steering pump
-Door lock regulator on passenger side
I am currently hearing a a squeak/creak noise from the rear end when driving over rough roads.. any ideas? My first thought was a strut, but that is too easy a fix for these cars. Please respond back to me at Thomasdmetz@yahoo.com.
13th Jan 2007, 07:33
I have a 2000 Grand Am GT with a little over 110,000 miles on it. Last winter my power steering fluid began to leak. I had someone check it, but because it was getting warm outside, they did not find a leak. It only leaks when its cold outside. When this winter came, it began to leak again. Needless to say this became a huge problem. Now if I want to drive the car I have to put power steering fluid in before I can leave. I then have to put more in when I leave there. Then if I want to go anywhere else, more fluid. Trying to get this fixed has been horrible. I have been told that they see no leak yet you can see it dripping from underneath the car.
Other than this my car runs just fine. I love my car, but I am getting stronger and stronger from having no power steering. I was just glad to see that I was not the only one having troubles with my wonderful Grand Am.
14th Jan 2007, 21:05
Wow. Your power steering leak is strange. You'd think it would leak more in hot weather. It must be a seal inside the pump and the cold is making it contract while warm weather causes it to expand. It's a long shot, but you might try pouring some sealer conditioner in it. I drive a Grand Am too, and so far (in 6 years of driving) mine has not had one single problem.
26th Jan 2007, 13:38
Twice in the past 2 days my 2000 Grand AM has died on me. I've made it to work fine, but on the way home right around the same spot both times it has stalled on me. It took a few minutes for it to restart the first time. The second time it restarted then cut out again after a few yards, then it kicked on again and I made it home fine. I bought a fuel filter hoping maybe that might be the problem, but after reading this site I'm thinking its the fuel pump. I've also noticed the security light comes on at random times, but I'm not sure if it's connected to what has happened with the stalling. Suggestions are welcome.
8th Feb 2007, 17:54
I have a 2000 Grand Am GT1, 3.4, V6, with 110,000 miles. My intake manifold leaks coolant. Started as small drops and is now leaking profoundly. I found a post that read...
"Intake manifold leaking (luckily they covered the cost of this repair)"
QUESTION...how do you get them to cover this cost??? It's not under recall... although I have heard some people have managed to get it fixed through a recall, but no details were given. Or would that only be covered under an extended warranty... as this person only had 50,000 miles on the car. My service shop estimates this will cost $1500 to fix which includes intake gaskets, head bolts, new spark plugs, wires, oil and oil filter, and air filter. But of course the 15 hours they estimated I know will end up to be more like 20. At $70/hour labor rates, I would rather find a cheaper way to take care of this problem since I have many other things to fix on the car. I love my car to death, but the debate of putting the cost into fixing it at 110,000 miles or buying a new car (which is really not in the budget at this time) is causing distress in my family. If anyone knows how to get Pontiac to cover this cost... my ears are wide open.