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Engine Failure Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
131,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new engine (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
1999 Pontiac Grand Am engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012011

Grand Am 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles


Bad vehicle, don't let the shine fool ya! If you want to invest hard earned dollars on things like intake manifold gaskets that leak and plug up the ca,t buy one of these....Also ran across front wheel bearing troubles, who designed this jalopy anyway?

- , Mifflinburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 242008

Grand Am 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles

Owned car for 2 weeks. Was comfortable, fun to drive and looked super sharp. Went on first out of state trip and the motor makes a huge pop like somebody set off a bomb under the hood. Pull over cause the car died. When re starting it knocked way bad and ran like crap. Found it was almost out of oil, so i fill it up. then it wont run. have it towed to find out gasoline had leaked into the oil and had an explosion! Found this is common problem. Glad the stupid thing got totaled last month !PIECE OF SH*T!

- , Independence, IA, USA

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