Excessive Noise When Driving

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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
77,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced wheel bearing (2 reports)
2004 Pontiac Grand Am wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 162010

Grand Am SE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles


I have had my car for six months, and I have put a considerable amount of mileage on it since it was purchased (about 25,000 miles). The car has survived through four trips from Iowa to Colorado, and being used as a pizza delivery car during this last harsh winter. I have never had any problems with it until it hit over 100,000 miles, then it started to fall apart. When I took it to a mechanic because my brakes weren't acting properly and my front end was rattling, they test drove it and found one of many problems. Apparently my wheel bearing was only a few miles from complete failure, and my rotors were worn bare. I had to replace the front two brakes, my rotors, and the driver side front wheel baring all at the same time costing me over six-hundred dollars. The brakes and rotors are understandable, considering the amount of wear and tear, so I do not blame the car. Just another routine shot to the pocket book. Man, cars are expensive. Now I'm struggling with a driver window that will go up but not down, a constant clicking behind the radio, the rattling under the car is still there (now accompanied by a rattling in the back when I brake), and a transmission that refuses to shift when its cold out. I'm in the process of trading the car before the tranny becomes noticeable. All in all a great car... until you hit 100k.

- , Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #1

Jul 242009

Grand Am SE2 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Drove my wife's car and could not hear myself think there was so much front end noise while on the interstate. It sounded like the car had mud tires on it. When I would turn the steering wheel the noise would come and go. Had a garage look at it. Found the passenger side wheel bearing was worn out. 500 bucks for one side just waiting for the other side to go.

- , Saint Albans, VT, US

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