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Grinding Noise In Front End Seal Of Avoid Like The Plague


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
99,572 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace wheel bearing (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Pontiac Grand Am wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 152008

Grand Am GT 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,358 miles


while i was changing the wheel bearing hub on the driver side i swore if that it happened again that i would rather just stick a rag in the gas tank. i actually had to go to the auto parts store just to rent a frickin socket (32 or 34mm) to fit 4 little bitty nuts instead of them having just one big one on there.

- , Nineveh, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 142008

Grand Am GT 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,358 miles

after changing my wheel bearing i now have a very annoying scraping sound coming from the front end whenever i turn to the right. doesn't matter what speed or if brakes are applied but its fricking annoying

- , Nineveh, IN, USA

problem #1

Jan 222007

(reported on)

Grand Am 3.4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

I will now have replaced three front end wheel bearings in 90,000 miles. This is how GM sells cars for Honda and Toyota I guess. These wheel bearings cost $443.00 in Canada plus labor. Until I purchased this 2001 Pontiac Grand Am I've never had to replace a cars wheel bearings. Needless to say this will be my last Grand Am and probably the last GM car as the costs to keep car on the road just keep mounting.

- , Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada

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