Engine Blown

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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
138,619 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. buy new engine for $3,000 (3 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Pontiac Grand Am engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 192012

Grand Am SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 184,000 miles


Had a new timing chain and water pump put in at 180k, it broke, (due to lack of oil pressure they tell me). Engine ruined. New one from Gear Head for $2,200.

- , Princeton, IL, USA

problem #3

May 172011

Grand Am SE 4 cyl. (Quad 4)

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles

This is the 3rd engine in this car. Replaced once right before purchase, again when the engine blew and this one has been in the car for less than 2 months and I have had to add 4 quarts of oil already. I don't see any evidence of leaks or of any smoke. Maybe there is a reason GM stopped making the quad four.

- , Wichita, KS, USA

problem #2

Jun 102008

Grand Am SE1 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

NEVER BUY A GRAND AM! I have owned several GM cars, but I will no longer support a company that knowingly scams the general public. This car was the biggest piece of sh*t, I have ever owned. Everything about the car looked good on the showroom floor, then the real world was too much for it. GM.......Really what were you thinking? This is why our economy is so bad. Companies that build and sell bullshit products like the Pontiac Grand Am. If you are an American Company......Take some pride in your work, and the product you build or sell. Do what is right for the consumer, and likewise the consumer will do whats best for your company, by coming back to you when they buy a new car.

- , Lexington, KY, USA

problem #1

May 012008

Grand Am SE 1 2.4L I-4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,477 miles

I don't get it i was driving along going about 20 when my engine went crazy and started to sound like a helicopter. I pulled over to see if i hit something or a flat. I got out and checked each tire...nothing there. When i walked in front of my car i could tell it was the engine. I popped the hood and it smelled like coolant. I got back in and tapped the acceleration and thats when the sound came again. I freaked out and drove back home. My dad checked it and said don't drive it anymore. This stupid car has had so many problems and my minimal wage job cant afford it i might as well buy a new car instead of a new engine but since my parents bought it for me i cant. I don't know what to do cuz now i have no car to drive for college unless i borrow my moms van which i really don't want to do. Help!

- , Parker, CO, USA

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