Chugs And Hesitates While Driving


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
104,050 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. a broken exhaust valve spring (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 172006

Grand Prix GTP 3.8L V6 Sc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,100 miles


so the car started to buck and skip. did a compression test and found that #2 had 0 compression. i called the dealer because it was 2000 miles out of extended warranty. they would not help me so i told them to sod off. i owned the car for 6 months when this happened. i found the exhaust valve spring broken in two. tore off the rear head and sent it to a machine shop to check for bent valve. head was ok with no cracks. resealed. spent 6 days repairing. too much work. i will never ever own a Pontiac ever again. i called Pontiac to see if they would help. they told me i would have to bring it to a dealer. they said they would only maybe cover a small portion . i told them i would never buy another Pontiac as long as i live. these cars are known for electrical and engine issues. usually both together. don't buy these pieces of crap. they may be fast but they have to run to be fast

- , Worcester, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 182008

Grand Prix GTP 3.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles

Well i just got this car and within 24 hours my keys were already getting stuck but i figured that problem out but now i noticed a few times when im going up hills with cruise on that it'll start kind of shaking and chugging. But i thought it was just because of cruise well the other day i was getting up to speed at about 45 it started doing it. I noticed the battery wasn't on tight plus it was old so i just replaced it. Does anyone know if it could have been happening because of the battery not hooked up tight or is that something like a fuel pump? It also sometimes don't want to start.

- , Currie, MN, USA

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