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I have smoking coming from under my hood on the left side but no overheating or burning smell what could it be
If you observe smoke, the only way that can happen - under the hood - is if a liquid, such as oil, coolant, power steering fluid and so forth is vaporizing. Typically, that will occur if the leak is onto...
The exhaust system is loud when started, sound is more concentrated towards front of car. What could be the problem?
Loud exhaust noise could be due to deterioration or breakage of the internal baffles in components such as the resonator and muffler as well as leaks at pipe joints or even at the manifold on the engine. To determine the...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix short grinding noise
Many vehicles with ABS brakes have a self test system when the vehicle first begins to move. This causes the valves inside of the ABS hydraulic control unit to move up and down very rapidly. It is possible that you...
My car shakes really bad once I get to 40 mph then it’ll stop. I had it aligned and had my tires balanced.
The transmission speed sensor reads the rotational speed of the reluctor wheel, located within the transmission. The speed sensor also controls the anti-lock braking system. Driving with a bad speed sensor usually causes the ABS to malfunction and can lead...
How many motor mounts are in a 2006 pontiac grand prix?
There is one engine mount, one transmission mount and two torque strut mounts (left and right), so four units in all, although the strut mounts are 2 pieces each, so technically 8 pieces in all. The engine and transmission mounts...
High pitch squealing while accelerating. New water and power steering pump
Hi Brandon. Thanks for contacting us tonight. A squealing noise is typically caused by a loose belt - like a serpentine belt that drives the water pump on your Pontiac. It's also possible that one of the pulley's is causing...
My car won't shift up right away when accelerating hard
To determine the exact cause of this issue, I would recommend having your trouble codes scanned by a qualified professional. If the check engine light is on, a code will be stored in your vehicle that can give an indication...
Broke fuse socket while replacing fuse
That's not an unusual thing to have happen, but it often means that the circuit in question has been overloaded for a while and the resulting heat has damaged the plastic that holds the little electrical contacts in place. somebody...
2002 Pontiac grand pri is leaking coolant. Needs new head gasket and some other work done. I put blue devil put and go in radiator
Hi Monica. Thanks for sending in your question tonight. To be honest, if you have coolant leaking past the head gasket and into the motor, my best advice is to start looking for a new vehicle. The cost of repairing...
Blowing cold air, overheating. Thermostat is new.
You either have a bad water pump impeller is worn down and not pumping fluid or the radiator is clogged. I would recommend having the engine checked for a blown head gasket checking to see of combustion gas is getting...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix charger system failure cane on the monitor what does that mean
Hi Chiffon. Thanks for contacting us tonight. The charging system failure warning light indicates that one of the components that make up the electrical charging system (your battery, alternator or the electrical wires connecting the two) are damaged. In most...
What does it mean when I was driving my car and my steering wheel locked up and the car died out. It will not start back up again
Hi Jasmine. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Typically, anytime the engine stalls while driving, the steering wheel's power steering will not work correctly, which will cause it to "lock up"; so there is likely nothing wrong with the steering itself....
I have a 2008 pontiac grand prix and it will go in reverse but not in drive.
Check to be sure the gear shift linkage is actually moving the "manual lever" on the transmission case into the forward gears. If it is really shifting, then check fluid level. Low fluid level, or a clogged filter, can cause...
If radiator fluid is thick in my husband's 2007 Pontiac Grand prix 3.8L super charge what do I do?
Many of these vehicles came with Dexcool as the coolant. This coolant cannot be mixed with any other types of coolant or it can cause a sludge to build up in the cooling system. I would recommend having your cooling...
Service Engine light flashing, rough at idle, loss of acceleration, but smooth over 40mph. PCV Valve or hose?
Hi Douglas. Thanks for contacting us today. It's is quite possible that the root source of this issue is a PCV valve or other vacuum leak. Knowing the OBD-II trouble code that is triggering the warning light would be a...
can I replace a high bean headlight where the low beam is suppose to go if I only have a high beam
The two light bulbs have a different connector and will not fit each other.
05 grand prix 3800 engine over heating changed water pump thermostat hoses bleed the air off flushed the radiator got any advise
No heat in the cabin is a consequence of either a blockage, trapped air, or a faulty heater control valve. Apart from what you already replaced, the most common causes of overheating include low coolant level (including that due to...
Q: Shifter
Yes, it is possible the loose shifter is a consequence of the ignition switch breaking as there is an interlock between the two. The recall relates to the ignition switch not retaining the key in the run position, thus potentially...
My car cranks but won’t start 06 Pontiac Grand Prix
A wire could have been dislodged or disconnected beneath the dash. To get an indirect indication of this, check for spark at the spark plugs. If no spark, there is probably a primary side ignition system circuit that was "touched"...
what should you change every year on your car
Besides an oil change you should have the air filter checked and replaced if needed. Also have tires rotated. Other than this you should follow the vehicles recomendations for higher mileages and have a complete check up on the suspension...

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