17th Aug 2006, 17:58
I had the same problems with my 02 grand am. It's the design of the window and I had mine replaced more than a few times. My brother, who is a mechanic, ended up using... get this...SUPER GLUE to fix the window and it worked 10 times better than before. Just a suggestion, but sometimes using a shady method on a shady car works.
29th Aug 2006, 07:16
I have a 99 Grand AM GT, and a 2000 SE. The GT has had the drivers side window (plastic piece) break 3 times and the passenger 1 time. The SE has had the drivers side break 2 times and now the passenger side has broken for the second time this morning. each and every time we were told that the piece could not be re-clued and we had to pay 700 to get the whole assymbly replaced. I think it time that Pontiac took ownership of this problem. I will be pursuing this.
6th Nov 2006, 07:03
Well, I have a 2001 grand am se, I bought it used from a elderly man (77) and it only has 28k on it, I hit a pot hole in the road and my window fell into the door, after a loud snap. and sure enough, its the plastic clips, so I pulled off the pass side panel and looked to find out that the back clip is half broke already, pontiac... if it wasn't there problems with overheating before, now its everything else, car runs great, but body wise, it's a heap.
6th Nov 2006, 15:57
My girlfriend's 1999 Pontiac Grand Am was a gift to her by her grandma. I have a hard time holding my tongue when it comes to my opinions of Pontiac. Earlier this year I found out that her window regulator was broken and found that a new one was $120 at Auto-zone and even more than that at the Dealership. Luckily I was able to replace it with a junkyard part for $40. Now, several months later, the window is broken again. It's those cheap plastic clips. It's so inconvenient. Right now we have ghetto rigged the window with paper-clips to keep it up. I just want to replace those stupid clips, but nobody sells them. I've looked at several junkyards and they're all glued to the window with some industrial strength apoxy. You end up having to snap it off of there. And of course, they don't use cheap plastic on the part they glue to the window, they use it on the part that holds all the weight and runs along the regulator tracks. PIECE OF CRAP!
13th Dec 2006, 14:29
Well, I guess this is pretty much repetitive... I didn't realize that this was a common problem. I have a 99 grand am and the passenger's side window fell in about 8 months ago, resulting in $500 to have the assembly replaced (although the repairman said that it didn't need replacing, they don't allow you to purchase these clips on their own from a dealer, so I had to replace the motor. ridiculous). 2 weeks ago I found that my driver's side window won't roll down now. Well, I'm not even going to bother getting it replaced. It's not worth it. Just praying the window doesn't fall inside the door like the other one.
22nd Dec 2006, 13:56
I currently have a 2002 Grand am SE. It currently has 118,000 miles on it. Yesterday I was driving down the road and smoke was coming from my fuse box. The fuses caught fire. I put out the flames and 3 of the fuses were completely gone. I believe there was a short, but still don't feel safe and was wondering if any other people with a car of this make have this same problem.
26th Jan 2007, 14:35
Well just like the rest of you I have a a 2001 grand am Pontiac SE, 2 Dr coupe. Same thing the driver side window fell. I opened the panel and the plastic clips are broken imagine that so now I have the window being held up by a board so it doesn't drop on me again. Its so cute the way we use this objects to hold up these windows that should have been put together properly and operated correctly from the beginning!!!
20th Feb 2007, 09:31
On saturday, my drivers side window fell into the door as I was attempting to put the window down on my 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE. After taking off the door panel, I found out that the clips broke. And as far as I can see... this is a common problem with Grand Ams... just great...I am a broke college student and can't afford to fix the problem and can't afford not to fix it either since its snowing a lot and its cold outside.
25th Mar 2007, 13:21
I was hoping to find someone who successfully convinced GM to reimburse the cost of window repairs. I have a 2004 Grand Am, have replaced the drivers side for $380 and the passenger side is now being held up with shims. Isn't there some way to put the heat on GM? Same problem from 1995 through 2004 is ridiculous.
1st Apr 2007, 04:52
I have a 2000 Grand Am SE and I have experienced the same problems with my power windows. So far I have replaced the front driver's side regulator/motor assembly and both of the passenger's side regulator/motor assemblies. I have purchased my parts from Ebay and the Internet and have paid from $55 to $90 (including shipping) for the parts. My neighbors laugh when they see me changing out the regulator frame every year or so. I can't believe that the dealer charges so much for this job. It is actually a pretty easy fix once you find the two hidden screws that hold the door panel to the door. I would support a formal petition to GM about this extremely common problem.
15th Apr 2007, 09:04
I have a 2003 grand prix. Since we bought it used in 04 we have had problems with the windows working and then not working off and on. Now the rear window has fallen off it's track or so I thought. I pulled the door panel off in the dark to find a bunch of cable. I put a clamp on it to hold it up until I had time and day light to check it out. I have a feeling it is going to be the clip. Pontiac should do something about this. I am going to book mark this site and continue to look into a recall or something. If I find out anything I will post it.
3rd May 2007, 17:47
I have a 99 Grand Am Se 2 door... last week my driver side window fell into the door and I took it apart and my plastic clips are also shattered... my passenger window won't go down or up so I'm sure that the sides messed up too... A girl from my work has a 4 door 99 grand am and this happened to her. She said she had a friend fix it and he found the white clips online somewhere, but she doesn't know where or how... I'm going to keep looking, I don't need to replace the whole thing my car is probably not even worth $500 with all the things that have fallen apart on it!