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Heat/Ac Does't Work Properly

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7.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$35.00
Average Mileage:
102,055 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (6 reports)
  2. replace my gasket (1 reports)
  3. replaced blower motor resistor (1 reports)
2000 Pontiac Grand Am AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2000 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 002000

Grand Am ES 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 173,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

AC does not work. Freon leaves the system.

Lets talk about an expensive fix. my car smelled of gas. i had to get this fixed. i talked to a service man who said the fix would cost 1500 dollars. i looked for another handyman.

My mother found a truck repairman. I got the part I needed for only 16 bucks. I took this fixing part to the Repair Man.

Repairman was great. He told me it would cost a couple hundred. He got on the phone and talked about the fix. He was lost in a stair. RM got to work.

He was great. RM had to take the whole car apart to replace this 16 dollar part. it took all day but he kept his word and charged me only a couple hundred bucks. I can still remember that stair!!

- , New Bern, NC, USA

problem #7

Apr 112011

Grand Am GT1 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,000 miles

I love my car to death. ( Just not willing to let GMs crap products kill me) But in the winter time, the heat is terrible. I've had my car bought used for 2 years and in 2011 it started with a smell of gas coming through the vents and in order to get heat I have to rev up my engine in neutral when stopped at a light just to get some heat. It has to be on the highest setting and it is just a pain in the ass to waste gas like that. It is unnecessary. I can not afford to put any more money in such a sh*t made product. GM I hope you burn in hell forever and realize you could endanger the public as this causes many issues, even if you think it doesn't.

- , Louisville, KY, USA

problem #6

Jun 012011

Grand Am SE 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles

Car went from NO PROBLEMS TO A MAGNITUDE OF THEM IN JUST TWO MONTHS! My A/C doesn't work and I swear the freeon must just be leaking out!

- , Carbondale, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 052010

Grand Am 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,438 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

the heat has to be turned on high every mile i drive cause it shoots out such sh*t for hot air. it sucks ass badly. never again would i buy a gm product.. i will stick with the dodges

- , Welland, Ontario, canada

problem #4

Aug 152006

Grand Am SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

When I got the car it worked fine for a few months then BAM, i no longer had the 1 or 2 speed for the fan controls work. 3-5 worked fine but as previously mentioned, when you want a nice cool breeze it is virtuously impossible. After looking into briefly looking into it i had realized the problem. something like that you will have to take into consideration the basic electrical properties, if the fan works on the 3-5 speeds there is most likely nothing wrong with the fan or the blower motor. The next best thing is to look at fuses if those are fine then, follow the next clues. There is a group of wires that run from the blower motor that connect to a resistor which ends up under the glove box. If you replace it yourself (which is the cheapest) then it will be a little challenge getting it out and the part can run from 30-50 bucks. hope this helps in the future.

- , De Pere, WI, USA

problem #3

Dec 012008

Grand Am GT 3.2lV6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

Well my beef is I have had this car less than 6mths and have already had MAJOR problems with it...not to mention I financed it and still owe a couple grand more than its worth....on top of the fact I don't know how long the car is going to last me!The latest is I couldn't figure out why I had no heat...engine was getting hot but no hot air coming from the vents...found out oil is leaking into my heater coil and will eventually need to replace gaskets at 1200 dollars of which I do not have!Had the heater core flushed for 50 bucks and have plenty of heat for the moment but this is only a temp fix....I love the car,the body style and everything but def would not buy another grand am again!

- , Sandusky, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 152007

Grand Am

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

When using the A/C or the heater you have to turn it to 3 before it even works at all, level 1 and 2 do not work. So your either freezing your butt off or sweating to death, there is no happy medium! I thought it was just my car, but after ready the other person's complaint, makes me wonder!

- , Kennewick, WA, USA

problem #1

Jan 142005

Grand Am GT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

I bought my car when it was 2 years old & it's been one problem after another, it's even worse than the Ford Taurus I had before that. With both the heat & AC, you have to turn it to 3 for it to do anything at all but now that it's really cold I have to keep the heat at 5 for most of the drive to work. Now that the car's 8 years old it takes forever for the air to turn from cold to warm.

- , Lowell, MA, USA

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