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Rod Knocking In Engine

2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Pontiac dealer.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
61,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace piston and crank shaft (1 reports)
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 122009

Grand Prix GTP 3800 Series 2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles


Everyone says that the 3800 series 2 engine is a good engine and it will last a long time. I just bought this car used with only 60000 miles. I drove it 900 miles and I got a rod knock in the engine. They had to replace a piston and the crank shaft because those were messed up. The dealership quoted me 2500-3000 dollars to fix but luckily it came with a 90 day warranty or I would have been screwed. Other than that I love the car. It's my favorite car just the engine was poorly designed.

- , Warren, MI, USA

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