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Engine Failure


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
157,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 232012

Grand Prix GTP 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 192,000 miles


Was driving at 60 miles an hour and oil light came on, then battery light came on,I tried to accelerate and boost gauge move a little and then car stop running. Coasted until car came to a stop,check starter,alternator,water,and oil everythings good. Engine made no type of noise and engine did not overheat, Starter clicks but engine will not crank over.

Has anyone ran into this problem before,I hate to think the engines locked. Thanks for any input.

- , Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 102010

Grand Prix SE 3.8L Series 2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles

Hello i got a 1997 pontiac grand prix engine won't fire up. has spark, no fuel pump sound but if is by pass on the relay, fuel pump turns on. No check eng. when switch turns on, even when cranking.

- , Ponce, PR, Puerto Rico

problem #1

Apr 032007

(reported on)

Grand Prix LE 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,000 miles

Manifold Intake Gaskets apparently leaked coolant into my engine causing internal failure of the engine. Dealer replaced Intake manifold gasket but never changed the oil afterward and there must have been coolant in the engine. 2500 miles later engine is shot!!! Confronting the dealer now to try to find a solution. Any suggestions?

- , Spicer, MN, USA

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