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  • icebox86535
    icebox86535 - 2003 Pontiac Bonneville - Preventive Maintenance - 11/7/2012
    Heater wont turn on if i kick it it come,slow to reacts on, hit a bump comes on
     
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  • mmaddox2
    mmaddox2 - 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix - Preventive Maintenance - 11/6/2012
    HOW TO RESET TIRE MONITERING SYSTEM
     
    • Mike
      11/6/2012 Mike
      The reset procedure should be in the owner's manual.
  • AE
     
    • J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR
      go to advance auto parts or auto zone there they will scan it for free then post the codes so we can help you on any repairs that maybe needed................thank you and good luck
    • nakoda4
      10/28/2012 nakoda4
      It happened to me too. my mechanic told me that after the oil change you turn the key on (not the motor) and depress the accelerator 5 times and then hold it down. the light will flash and turn off.
    • gstorms61
      10/28/2012 gstorms61
      possible oil sending unit is bad
  • deedee_210
    deedee_210 - 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix - Preventive Maintenance - 10/27/2012
    What are TSBs, whats the difference between TSBs and Recalls
     
    • Bill
      10/26/2012 Bill
      These a what is called a technical service bulletin, TSB's are problems shops have found and posted to help a possible common failure. In turn a quicker vehicle fix. Recalls generally are for a type of a safety problem and the manufacturer is obligated to repair. For instance, if the air bags have been proven to be defective through numerous problems reported, this could very likely cause the manufacturer to repair of replace all vehicles mechanisms. Recalls are generally done at no charge to the consumer.
      Bill
      10/26/2012 Bill
      Sometimes a dealer will work with you on a TSB, but are not required in most cases.
    • ttblanton
      10/27/2012 ttblanton
      Easy answer? TSB's are complaints. Recalls mean the Company has to fix the problem on their dime. Company finds it easier to just let people complain about the same issue about every vehicle in inventory. the hope no one puts two and two together then realize "Hmmmmm same problem, same/different make/model but if we ignore long enough Customer will fork over the bucks and fix it themselves if we don't do a recall"!! Do any of you think a couple of deaths because a car stopped dead in the middle of rush hour? Ah shucks. But aren't ya glad we never did that recall??
  • tabitha hilliard
    tabitha hilliard - 2000 Pontiac Bonneville - Preventive Maintenance - 10/27/2012
    Where is the battery located
     
    • louie
      5/13/2010 louie
      under the hood in the enging compartment on the driver side( i think )
    • Russ
      7/20/2010 Russ
      Under the rear seat. I have the same car.
    • louie
      7/21/2010 louie
      IT IS UNDER THE HOOD. ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE CAR.
      I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU CAUSE YA NEED IT
      louie
      7/21/2010 Russ
      I don't know what you are talking about. I bought my Bonneville new and the battery has ALWAYS been located beneath the rear seat on the passenger side.
    • Mark Mott
      9/29/2010 Mark Mott
      it is under the back seat.. I have a 2000 bonny too....
    • ttblanton
      10/27/2012 ttblanton
      Give It up its in the back seat. Guess ya found it by now LOL
  • mrskarikline
    mrskarikline - 2000 Pontiac Bonneville - Preventive Maintenance - 10/26/2012
    A right rear wheel speed censor circut has shorted out.. it controls the heated seats and the tracktion control..
    just replaced the #3 fule injector and the serpintine belt and pullies today.. i ned a cheap machanic if i cant figuar t out
     
    0 answer
  • dmh31488
    dmh31488 - 1997 Pontiac Sunfire - Preventive Maintenance - 10/25/2012
    Fuel pump runs continuesly
    replaced fuel filter
     
    0 answer
  • robert f burton
    robert f burton - 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix - Preventive Maintenance - 10/21/2012
    How do i replace the lightbulb for the fog light, can't seem to figure out how it comes out.
     
    • dd
      6/17/2012 dd
      from underneath the car where the wires go into the fog light, turn that bulb socket one way or the other like a headlight and it will come right out.
    • amp14
      10/21/2012 amp14
      Bullshit. That S.O.B. fog lamp takes longer to replace than performing an oil change. That design must have been from a 1st year wet behind the ears engineer working at Ford.
      Do yourself a favor and put the car on ramps (chocks and jacks too), locate and turn the fog lamp connector 1/4 to 1/2 turn CCW. It will slide out now.
      Take note that the lamp base does not have 3 equal flanges that keep in it in place.

      Take a peek into the fog lamp lens and take notice that:
      1) the lamp goes in at a very slight angle
      2) this is where making note of where the largest flange at the base orf the lamp socket will mate with the fog lamp keep you partially sane.
      3) Keep the bulb clean and free of dirt and fingerprints. The oil from your hand is enough to cause a hot spot on the bulb and kill it from the get go.
      4) The bulb is very delicate. Notice that it is only spot welded to the base by some under paid slug in some foreign country and that you just paid 6+ US Dollars for a piece of crap. Keep the receipt so you can bring it back for an exchange in 3 hours. I'm serious.
      5) This step should be step 1, but I found out the hard way. If you read this far - do it
      Buy a 6 pack of your favorite beverage before doing the bulb replacement. It will help assist with all of the cursing that you will yell out a the the jerkoff engineer who designed this.
      6) After, AFTER you are somewhat confident that it seated ok, turn the lamp switch on to check that the damn thing works. If it does, take a pair of pliers or cahnnel locks and lightly yet snugly tighten it. If you dont, you will notice that your newly installed fog lamp is rattling around inside of the fog lamp housing.

      All of the steps may have to repeated.

      If you had an easier time at this, I would like to hear from you.
      If it was just as difficult,
      I told you so.

      Good Luck

      Good Luck.
  • jayka
    jayka - 2004 Pontiac Grand Am - Preventive Maintenance - 10/16/2012
    I need to get new tires, but do not know what sizes will fit on my truck. What are my options?
    A.
     
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  • Tyrrell hardy
    Tyrrell hardy - 1997 Pontiac Sunfire - Preventive Maintenance - 10/13/2012
    What would cause the cooling fan not to come on when the engine temperature gets above 200 degrees?
    When first starting the car the fan will come on go off and not come on when it should. When driving the temperature stays normal but when you start stopping at stop lights the temperature rises. The water pump, thermostat and a heat sensor have been replaced but ...
     
    • krud
      10/13/2012 krud
      There is a sensor that screws in the corner of the cylinder head back by the firewall on the driver side. What is this sensor that has one green wire on it and looks like it was made on it.
    • Jimm
      7/11/2011 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty coolant temperature switch, faulty temperature switch connection or wiring. The difference (generally) between water and coolant - is the term 'coolant' usually refers to the anti-freeze and water mixture in the cooling system. Typically ethylene glycol-based - it's job is to; 1) raise the boiling point sufficiently so the engine does not overheat, 2) remove heat from the radiator and 3) provide corrosion-resistance and protection inside the cooling system.
      Jimm
      10/13/2012 krud
      There is a sensor that screws in the corner ot the cylinder head back by the firewall on the driver side. What is this sensor that has one green wire on it and it also looks like it was made on it.
  • geniece
    geniece - 2010 Pontiac G6 - Preventive Maintenance - 10/11/2012
    Trying to change left side headlight. can't get the fixture to get out so can change light. what do i need to do ?
    unscrewed the fixture, pulled the clamps,to help move the light fixture without cracking the grill and still won't budge
     
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  • joey
    joey - 1995 Pontiac Grand Am - Preventive Maintenance - 10/10/2012
    How to change heatercore in grandam
    heatercore leaking water
     
  • Jean
    Jean - 2007 Pontiac Torrent - Preventive Maintenance - 10/8/2012
    What is happening is the service air bag light is on. Had it checked and was told it needed a $600 factory part to fix.
    This is related to the passenger side air bag. Has anyone else had this problem?
     
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  • Marty
    Marty - 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix - Preventive Maintenance - 10/8/2012
    When I go over bumps in the road I get a squeaky sound coming from my front right tire. What could be the problem
    started a couple weeks a ago and gradually is getting worse.
     
    • Will
      10/7/2012 Will
      check sway bar bushins
    • Jay Giron
      10/8/2012 Jay Giron
      The most common problem is worn out control arm bushigns.
  • Terry
    Terry - 2004 Pontiac Aztek - Preventive Maintenance - 10/4/2012
    Where can you find a repair manual for a Pontiac Aztek - 2004
    I have not had any luck so far.
     
    • CVO
      10/4/2012 CVO
      See this repair guide.

      2004 Pontiac Truck Aztek 2WD 3.4L SFI 6cyl

      Heating & Air Conditioning
      Engine Mechanical
      Drive Train
      Brakes
      Wiring Diagrams
      Engine Electrical
      Chassis Electrical
      Body
      Engine Cooling
      Diagnostics
      Steering
      Fuel System
      General Information
      Engine & Vehicle Identification
      Suspension
      Engine Performance & Emission Controls

      http://www.autozone.com/.../repairGuideMain.jsp


      It's free.
    • felplay auto repair.
      Have you try michell1 or alldata