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Caliper or wheel bearing

How I figure out if my caliper or wheel bearing hub is bad? I have a 2006 Pontiac G6 V6 3.4L.

Went to change my brakes because the passenger side was starting to grind. Metal to metal. Upon attempting to put everything back together, it just seems like it was a really tight fit. No wiggle room at all. Also should note that I replaced the rotor because it was also worn down. Also had to replace the brake caliper mount as one of the bolts had heat welded and would no longer compress and depress as it should. So brand new brake caliper mount, new rotor, new brake pads. Upon putting everything back together. When I try to spin the wheel it grabs and rubs. I thought maybe it was just the new pads that needed to be broken in. So I started the car and reversed it a couple feet and I could feel and hear it grinding. Could it possibly be the brake caliper? Or is it the wheel bearing hub? Hoping it's the caliper because that is about $120 less to replace. But I am pretty sure it's the wheel bearing.


03 Pontiac montana, 3400.changed all six spark plugs,started ran drove fine untill it warms up then starts missing and dies.could that be coil packs or the module?

'01 Pontiac grand prix w/3.1

I need to know how to set the timing chain on this vehicle. It's supposed to have a sticker under the hood but it's gone and I can't afford the manual when the info came with the car for free at one time.


Need to know how to replace airbags in 04 gran am.

Re: Engine swap

I am not qualified to answer questions on engine swaps to a different motor. From what I read though, it won't be easy and it won't be cheap. Most people say to buy another car that has the engine or power that you are looking for. That will be cheaper than the engine swap and a lot less headache.

most sites said you need the engine and trans together. the wire harness, the PCM. It might be possible and I just didn't find the correct info.

phone: 937-671-7345

might be able to give you more information.

Re: Grand Am remote start issue

that does sound weird, but I am curious, why are you disconnecting your battery? If this only happens when you disconnect your battery ground connection, that should happen every 5 or 6 years right? Once you replace your battery you shouldn't have to disconnect it until the battery goes dead in 5-6 years...

If it is the remote start feature that is reacting to the battery being disconnected you can try disconnecting the remote starting feature. You can do that through the DIC (driver information center)

PERSONAL PROGRAMMING MODE:This menu allows you to customize several features on your vehicle. These adjustments can only be made while the vehicle is in PARK (P). Press the set/reset button to display the first screen.

Press the options button (the one that has "i" in a circle) to access modes. scroll down until you get to remote start. If your vehicle has the remote start option, you can disable it here.

REMOTE START: If your vehicle has the remote start feature, this screen allows this feature to be turned OFF or ON. The remote start feature allows you to start the engine from outside of the vehicle using your remote keyless entry transmitter. See “Remote Vehicle Start” under Remote Keyless Entry System Operation on page 2-4 of your owners manual for more information. If OFF is selected, the remote start feature will be disabled. If ON is selected, the remote start feature will be enabled. To program this mode, use the following procedure:1. Press the set/reset button to scroll to OFF or ON.2. Press the options button again to advance to the next screen. PROGRAMMING FINISHED will appear on the next screen. This confirms that the personal options programming is complete. DISPLAY OFF will appear on the next screen. The screen will count down and then go blank. Press the options button to advance to a new screen.


2000 Pontiac grand am gt ram air 3400sfi rocker arm torque specs in ft lb?

oil leak in Pontiac Firebird 3800 v6

i have an oil leak coming from the switch located on the front of the motor right above the oil filter.

is this the oil pressure switch?

Shift solenoid code P0752

Got a code of p0752 on my 2004 Pontiac Bonneville...v6 3800 series.

Re: Is there a right and left rocker arm

the rockers should all be the same but on some engines the push rods are different lengths. If you re-use the valve components you should keep the push rods and the rocker so that you put them back in the same position as they were originally.

year, make, model and engine would help. Pontiac 3.4L has intake and exhaust push rods that are different lengths.

Re: Grommets

not sure what you are talking about. the push rods just drop in on top of the lifters. The grommets you are talking about, are they the valve seals? When you buy a head gasket set they usually come with the valve stem seals. If you are replacing the heads you don't need those. the replacement head should have those on it. If you got complete heads. If you get just a bare head (no valves in it) then you would install the new valves and valve stem seals before you install the valve springs and keepers.

the push rods sit on top of the lifters. the lifters sit in holes in the block. There nothing over the lifters that holds grommets in place for the push rods. So, no torque specs.


you might know that already but just in case... I have had cars towed in that did not get them in right and the car doesn't run. If they are lucky they may have bent push rods. If they are not so lucky they have bent valves.

Or I may be mistaken. I don't know of any grommets for the push rods but I don't know everything. At least that's what my family says

Pontiac Grand am GT Coolant leak

I have a coolant leak on the passengers side of my 1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1. I have replaced the intake gaskets and also the water pump but it is still leaking. It leaked just refilling the coolant and not even running. It is leaking on the passengers side from some where above and on the backside of the crankshaft. I also now developed a leak from it seems under the radiator (new leak after putting everything back in except battery)

Where are the coolant elbows located as I have heard they are notorious for cracking. Or could it be the timing chain gaskets, if so how much work am I looking at?

Thank you for your help

2001 Grand am vent valve wire

I plug my scanner in and gave me 0449. Went under car and realized someone replaced vent valve solonoid. Held up by small zip tie. The valve part was broke off and wires from solonoid looked as if they went when valve went. Where do they go to. I see a 3 plug assembly. One had no wires so am I correct to think of goes there? I connected test light and tried across prongs and to ground from that plug. No light. Ideas?

Re: Shuts off when at normal temp

sounds like the time where the computer is supposed to take over (normal operating temp.) it doesn't have some parameter it's looking for. You need to have a graphable scanner hooked up to your vehicle and see what happens when it reaches normal temp.

check to see if your engine temp is -40F. if the temp sensor is open it will go to -40f

Re: 1998 Pontiac grand am gt 3100

It's very hard to tell you about something that I can't see. A coolant leak follows a path that is the easiest to go down. It may zigzag down as gravity pulls it. Your best bet is to have someone with an angled mirror and a flashlight look at your engine while it is leaking. Water outlet, intake gasket, coolant hose adapter are all common leaks.

Re: Starter fuse

fuse #54 should be the crank fuse. It only shows that it is connected to the powertrain control module and the park/neutral position switch. You might have to take it to a shop unless you can locate the wiring out of the fuse block and separate the wires to the pcm Pin B11 purple wire and the neutral safety wire pin A11 yellow wire and check each wire with a 10A fuse and see which one blows the fuse and then trace it from there. Have you added any electrical equipment or made any changes to the vehicle wiring? Check the wiring going to the neutral safety switch and see if it has rubbed through any where or is pinched somewhere.

Re: Location of oil pressure sensor

here is a picture of where it should be Item #2

2005 Pontiac Vibe --No tail lights

My 2005 Vibe all of a sudden now has no tail lights. I have replaced the DRL relay, head light relay, tail light relay along with bulbs and fuses and still no tail lights. The dash lights are super bright with no adjustment.

Making sure of oil flowing freely before reassembly

I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP and im just right about to the point of installing the new bearing after fixing up the crankshaft, journals, and using the plastigage to get my bearing clearances. However, now Im back online researching the possibilty of the oil not flowing through system freely because of any small metal particles that might be clogged in there somewhere. There were some in the bottom of oil pan when i cleaned it out. I did read the post regarding 'Engine Oiling System Operation' and how in the event of there being a clog somewhere where the flow gets restricted there are ways set up in system to continue operation. Thank you for that info. Sooooo, just wanting to know if there are any other critical points of measure to take note before I start reassembling?

Blend air door doesn't move

1999 Bonneville SLE- how do I access the passenger side blend air door actuator? Through the glove box or by removing the radio and automatic climate control unit? Thanks, glad I found this site!

ABS ,tc brake light ,NO connection?

I have a 2004 grand prix GTP My problem is the brake , abs , traction control , lights are all on . I have a OTC Genisys scanner It should read and clear all codes , but it don't log on to the abs,brake system at all? That part is totally dead . it don't read at all. Everything else it logs on fine. My question is . Does the body control module handle the abs, tc, brake program? It don't tell me anything ? Or is it the ABS module that sends that signal OR the pcm main computer? I was thinking of replacing the main computer ,pcm . but i don't want to buy something i do not need'' It still has the original ignition switch. If that helps.

I found allot of other past codes , but are they related to the abs function? [ checked and cleaned grounds ,battery connections good , all fuses are good and relays , all connections pcm, brake module are good . Please can anyone help!!! There is a problem listed like mine but again not the same '' Thank's

77 pontanic grand prix sj

I have been having problems with my car getting hot I changed thermostat and temp sensor flushed radiator. It put coolant n water n if I'm just sitting it will get hot or sometimes when I'm driving please help

83 grand prix no start

car ran fine yesterday. wont start today, not getting fuel into carb,fuel pump ok and changed fuel filter. will try to start if primed with gas. any help would be great. thanks

Re: Pontiac Sunfire trac off light

Yeah, take it back to them and have them fix it. They obviously messed something up. You shouldn't even be on here asking such a question, you should be back at the place that repaired your car and raising hell. That's the trouble with independent shops and other non-dealer repair facilities....always a bunch of hacks.

Aztek Pontiac 2004 stalls when driving

We just bought 2004 aztex a week ago. while driving it stalls and makes a bang/pop kinda noise and dies. there's oil and half tank gas. what could this be?

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