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  • fiftysix_43
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  • shot_gun10
    shot_gun10 - 2001 Pontiac Montana - Preventive Maintenance - 12/3/2012
    Gas gage jumps all over the place
    the gas gage dont work
    • CVO
      12/3/2012 CVO
      The gas gauge is jumping, it's a good sign the gas gauge works.

      A malfunctioning fuel level sending unit is probably the cause of this problem.

      The fuel level sender is integral with the fuel pump module,test it to verify the fuel gauge is moving properly.

      See this repair guides for fuel pump replacement.
  • shot_gun10
    shot_gun10 - 2001 Pontiac Montana - Preventive Maintenance - 12/3/2012
    Where is the gas gage located
    gas gage jumps all over the place
    • Jimm
      12/3/2012 Jimm
      The fuel (gas) guage is located on the instrument panel - near the speedometer and the other guages. The fuel level sending unit is located inside the fuel tank. If the fuel guage on the instrument panel is OK, then you'll need to replace the fuel level sending unit.
      Not difficult task, you'll need to drop the fuel tank. Try the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps.
  • horselover4life66
    horselover4life66 - 2000 Pontiac Grand Am - Preventive Maintenance - 11/11/2012
    My turn signal, brake lights, tail light, and my connection for my check engine light code reader do not work!!
    My vehicle's bulbs have ALL been changed. I have a problem with my left turn signal, it doesn't work when I turn my switch, but my right turn signal works. My hazard lights do not work at all. On my tail lights, my left side of my tail light only half comes on. On ...
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  • Lkain1
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  • Howard
    Howard - 1995 Pontiac Firebird - Preventive Maintenance - 11/9/2012
    Are the 2 wiper blades on a 95 Transam the same?
    Need them to fit curve
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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
    • Mike
      11/6/2012 Mike
      The reset procedure should be in the owner's manual.
  • AE
      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.
      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
      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
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  • dmh31488
    dmh31488 - 1997 Pontiac Sunfire - Preventive Maintenance - 10/25/2012
    Fuel pump runs continuesly
    replaced fuel filter
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  • 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?
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