The interior took a beating during its life, ending its time on the road with shredded upholstery and dirty panels. With the closing of the Oshawa plant that produces the car in 2008, the Grand Prix will likely end production, and for 2009 it may be replaced by the Zeta-based G8. First introduced as part of Pontiac's full-size model offering for the 1962 model year, the Grand Prix name has also been applied to cars in the personal luxury car market segment and the mid-size offering, slotting below the large Bonneville in the company's lineup. Okay, thank you very much! The information center indicated a 22. Just heads up the Camshaft Position Sensor was not easy to get to. It will turn over and tries to start but will not run.
Next model year, 2007, is rumored by many to be the last of the Grand Prix's incredibly long run, and many enthusiasts are sad to see it go, but the potential for Pontiac to make a turning point out of the car that replaces it, gives hope to the community. The console is comfortable when nudged by the driver's right leg, and there are perfect padded armrests for driving with both elbows parked. Three times in 3 years is ridiculous! Take off the wheel, unhook the sensor connection, follow the wire harness to the chassiss just under the radiator. Fresh-air lovers will appreciate the big sunroof and rear windows that open all the way. The transmission, in performance mode, downshifts under acceleration remarkably smoothly, although it probably should have been programmed to downshift earlier when accelerating hard at lower rpm. That's good mileage for 240 horsepower, and one virtue of supercharging.
The chassis, thanks to the wide track and rigid body construction using transverse beams, is wonderfully flat and steady when pushed through the smooth curves. After replacing this harness, the light immediately went off and has stayed off. The map sensor is located just to the left of the engine on the end of the upper plenum. Despite some body gimmicks it's wonderfully sculpted and sleek yet it's roomy inside. It would suddenly lose power and the dash lights would immediately come on like when you first turn on the key. Passenger side front always caused the computer diagnostic. Drove another month and noticed a lot of grease in right wheel.
The supercharged V6 is always there for you. I don't want to keep wasting my time and money. Before when my car wasn't stalling so bad, this would happen and then my car would stall right after. I took the car to a local dealership that told me the struts needed to be replaced. If you are experiencing the same symptoms as above I would suggest replacing these first.
Started trying to figure why i wasn't stopping when i expected. It's all that you might expect in sound quality and volume. The engine has 303 bhp and 323 ft·lbf of Torque. Its lines are modern, yet evoke memories of the muscle cars of the '60s. I have an intermittent stalling occurring while driving highway speeds. Back to the mechanic, whose computer shows the same problem, but he can't get the car to duplicate the problem.
Cleaned wheel with the hope that it was just excess grease from repair, but now am having a bad brake feel when braking straight at slow speed under 30 mph sometimes. I am not sure if I don't have spark at the time of the no start as it is hard to test this by yourself on the highway. Firestone ran a diagnostic test and the code said Front Right Sensor was bad. The Grand Prix's strong brakes are one of its best features, with a very solid pedal feel. Powerful engines and front-wheel drive mean torque steer. I think the pcv valve is located under the map sensor in the same location. I then again replaced this.
The cabin is very friendly for long drives. No instructional step-by-steps that I've read said anything about that. The Grand Prix was made in the Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas until 2003, when production was shifted to Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. It also measures 43 psi when the car is running fine. The first 2004 Grand Prix was built on May 5, 2003.
The effect is a gentle, steady tug from the steering wheel that may lead to wandering if you don't stay on top of it — and it adds to the fun. While slowing to stop my brake pedal would shake and the car would make a noise like springs were breaking. He replaces the hub assembly anyway because it was under warranty. The steering wheel seems skinny for a performance car, while the gear selector is shaped like a big leather pear; a new steering wheel with redesigned wheel-mounted controls debuts for 2001. Had the tie rod end replaced. About a year later the abs light came on, the track light was on off, and my brakes barely worked when i tried to stop. Three different V6 engines are available, along with two automatic transmissions.