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Engine Failing, Bad Rockers, Leaking Coolant, Oil Seal Of This Might Hurt


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
62,532 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace oil pump, lifters, and rockers (1 reports)
2004 Pontiac Grand Am engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012013

Grand Am GT 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


Lifter chatter began at 75,000mi have done everything to protect motor (great oil/filter combo) preventative maintenance out the wazoo.. head started to leak at 87 k replaced gasket at shop, ($700) no problems were caused to motor due to my diligence. Lifter chatter steadily increasing. Now at 125k it needs an oil pump plus the whole top end replaced. Reason it is doing this, ALL THIS, is due to the oil pump not getting oil to the lifters like it should. Bottom end has oil circulation, oil pressure is good, weak pump.. this is a huge expensive problem!!!

- , Kingsville, Ohio (OH), USA

problem #1

Feb 012012

Grand Am GT 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65 miles

I am very upset because I have had my car for 8 years and take good care of it and it only has 65k miles on it. It needs a new engine because the coolant is leaking and destroying the head gasket and god knows what else in my car. I had no idea anything was even wrong and it broke down on me and had to be towed to the mechanic shop. I had to pay 200 just for towing and diagnostics then to remedy the problem was told I needed a new head put in which is about 2k. I had 2 of the 4 rocker bolts come off, 1 break and one was on so tight it couldnt even be touched. I am now being put into a spot that I am unhappy, the car is paid off and unreliable.

- , Conshohocken, PA, USA

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