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Try the parking brake release. On a car that old you MAY have a sticky parking brake cable that's partly engaged. If this is the case, it would freeze up in place and cause the sending unit for your brake light to turn on/off at random. -they use the same light for brakes and parking brakes- If your brake petal has become less firm or "spongy feeling" recently... then it's an issue with the brakes themselves.Also check your brake fluid level.

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on Jun 01, 2014

Remove door inner panel.. Look for why it fell .. It is off the lift track, probably something broke.. find broken part and replace or repair.. its not uncommon for window regulators to break.

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on May 31, 2014

O.K. this is going to be long but stick with me.
The gray wire that goes to the plug at the sending unit is the one to run the pump. We need to get power to this wire. This wire runs to the fuel pump relay. The relay has 4 pins one is the gray wire-one is the 15 amp power for the pump that has battery voltage with the key in the run and start position. one is ground and one is the relay trigger from the ecm. Pull the relay and look real close on the bottom side of it by the pins there will be numbers 30,85,86,87. 85 and 86 control the relay 30 is the power from the fuse and 87 is the gray wire going to your fuel pump. If you use a test light and see if it lights up between pin 85 and 86 when you first turn on the key (should come on for 5 seconds or so). If not we have a problem on the computer side. If so go to #2 below. If not ground test light and try 85 then 86 if it lights up on one of them when you first turn on key the other post (of 85 or 86) has a bad ground.
#2 So we now know the relay circuit is good Turn key on and check for voltage between post 30 and ground. if there is voltage then run a jumper wire from battery voltage through a 15 amp fuse to post 87 if the pump comes on its the relay if it stays off then there is a open in the circuit from the relay to the pump. don't forget to check for a good connection where the wires go into the plastic on the top of the sending unit. reply if I typed to fast and I can walk you through any step you have problems with.
Good Luck and God Bless

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on May 27, 2014

follow your coolant hose to your water pump its in there

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on May 14, 2014

Its called dieseling its cause by the ignition relay sticking as well as a few other causes but most likely the ignition relay

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on May 08, 2014

LOL yes that Chilton is no help at all when dealing with power windows, but you can go to the dealer mechanic and they will print you the needed schematic for free.

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on May 08, 2014

The window is detached from the regulator. You have to remove the door panel and the plastic behind it . There are 2 plastic pieces attached to the window. There should be metal clips that hold them to the arms of the regulator. It could be that a clip came off and just simply needs to be put back on or the pieces have been broken off at which point either the regulator or window will need to be replaced. Both of which can usually be found at a vehicle salvage yard or dealership

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on May 07, 2014

sounds like cat converter is plugged up

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on May 04, 2014

Why don't you go along to a wreckers and get one from another grand am at a fraction of the cost of a new one and then have someone do it for you.Chances are your mechanic is going to get one from the same place! I would think someone that knows what they are doing would not charge you more than a half hour to do the job.I don't know what the area rate might be in your area but if they want more than fifty to do the job you might want to shop around. good luck

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on Apr 29, 2014

What would happen? It won't go!

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on Apr 29, 2014

This could be a loose or broken motor mount. Sometimes if you cant see that it is broken then have someone rev up the engine and see if one side rises up it it does then you most likely have a bad motor mount.

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on Apr 27, 2014

Would need a little more detail but it sounds like it could be motor mount or possibly tranny mounts depending I Where you feel the vibration a good test confirm motor mounts is to put into drive with hood open have someone stand to the side of vehicle hold down brake and slowly rev engine you should be able to see engine move a little bit of movement is ok but if it is excessive the It is more than likely the motor mounts

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on Apr 26, 2014

Duck tape that shat
Cheapest fix that will not exceed value of car

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on Apr 19, 2014

Just like the old days hold your foot to the floor and that shuts of the gas off and unfloods it

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on Apr 17, 2014

Check the fuses and the fan relays. You also have to test to ensure voltage is getting to the various components of the cooling fan circuit. The fan motors may be bad, but I'd look for a simpler problem first. Don't forget to check your ground wires, too.

2001 Pontiac... | Answered on Apr 16, 2014

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