10th Jan 2008, 18:44
I've been having trouble with the blower on my Grand Am. It worked on 3, 4, & 5 so I had it replaced. It worked great for a few months and now it's anyone's guess if it'll work or not. The passenger door lock didn't work so I had to have that replaced. Had the gas tank pulled when I first bought the car because the gas gauge was going haywire. The coolant light comes on periodically even though no coolant is needed and the car's not overheating. Brakes are always needing repairs. Clock/radio display are out. I only have 75,000 miles. Always taken care of it--sure wish it had would do the same. Service Engine light goes off and on.
13th Feb 2008, 10:12
Purchased 2000 model in 2002. Had 22,000 miles on it ($12,000.) First thing I replaced in 2005 was a fuel pump and filter and was advised to change the fuel filter every 2,000 miles because gas these days have alot of trash in it. I have oil and all the normal maintenance done regularly. Just turned 100,000 miles and the transmission went out after coming to a stop once making a 100 mile trip to San Antonio for a visit. Tow truck $180.00 to a shop here, (rip off) since he only hauled it 15 miles! Transmission, electronic modular spark plug wires and spark plugs, so far. Have been promised it would be ready for a week now, still no car. Kind of taking advantage of a woman from out of town I`d say. Really not the subject but all and all I still love my Grand Am and hope I get a couple more years out of it.
18th Feb 2008, 17:23
I have a 2000 Grand Am SE 2.4L 4cyl. It is doing the same problem you mention. While driving it will stall out, and like you said, takes 5 to 30 minutes to start, then will last a few miles, then do it again. It is driving me crazy; nobody can figure it out. If you have gotten yours fixed or know what the problem is, please E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I really need help with this, and if somebody could help me, I would very much appreciate it.
Thanks Jay D.
2nd Apr 2008, 12:51
I have the same problem... My mechanic changed the crankshaft sensor... no help... now talking about the fuel pump... yet..
Anyone that can help as it is obvious this is a common Pontiac problem.. help! My email is email@example.com
8th Apr 2008, 23:48
I own a 2000 Grand Am, and I have to say, maybe I'm easy to please, but I love it! I think it gives a great ride, the engineers really paid a lot of attention to detail, and my next car will be a Pontiac also.
Yes, I've had the windows problem, as well as the turn signal relay. We ended up taking the motor out of the back seat window to put on the drivers side, and replacing the other for $200.00. I just put two tires on it, and a serpentine belt, and brakes not too long ago.
I've driven a lot of beaters in my time. This is by far the nicest car I've had. I would buy another one in a heartbeat!!!
15th Jun 2008, 12:59
I too have a 2000 Grand Am SE, 144,000 miles and running great. Bought the car five years ago with 62,000 on it and have only replaced the brakes, naturally, and front struts due to a coil spring cracking (pot hole issue). I maintain the car's oil changes faithfully (high mileage oil) and general maintenance. Thankfully I have not had the problems that I have read on this board and would definitely buy another Grand Am.
28th Aug 2010, 21:25
Well I disagree with every one of you. I have a 2000 SE, and it has 140k on the clock and runs like a champ. Every car requires maintenance. Find a good mechanic who does things right the first time. The Grand Am is a great car that has its quirks, just like any other. With proper maintenance, they will run for a long time.
29th Aug 2010, 12:44
I sold my 2001 Grand Am at 85,000 miles. In that time I had not a single problem with it. I have friends that have over 200,000 miles on these cars with no issues. Most of the problems I've seen (such as the window clips breaking) are due to owner abuse, such as slamming the doors. A properly cared-for Grand Am should run flawlessly for a very long time.
5th Jan 2011, 20:35
I purchased my 2000 Pontiac Grand AM, and have had the same exact problems word for word... I guess all I have to look forward to now is the engine shutting off.
BTW, that ticking noise is the hazard switch and multi function switch that needs replacing. An all too common problem with these cars.
I will never buy from this company again. It is obvious by looking up "Pontiac Grand AM + ticking noise" online that there are way too many people having this problem, and the car should be on recall (yet again) for it. It is only on recall for the hazard switch, but not the faulty multifunction switch.
I hate my car! I have spent more money fixing it than I have paying for it. Will never buy another Pontiac as long as I live.
30th Jan 2011, 11:59
I absolutely love my 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. I have 205,000 miles on my car. Runs like a champ still.
Like a couple other people have commented, regular maintenance is key. You can't just start a car every day, drive it, and get gas. There is more to owning a car. Every thing needs to be maintained.
Right now it's running hot, so we are changing the thermostat. We will see what happens, hopefully it's OK, cause I just can't even fathom getting rid of my baby!!