It is quite easy to detect symptoms of turn signal switch failure because they are plenty: defective brake lights, left or right indicator light, headlights or running lights, and inability to switch from high to low beam and back. You won't find a cleaner one. Available engines were a 2. This time they're all coming at once, with five separate recalls announced together covering approximately 2. In 1993, all Quad Four engines lose 5 hp for stricter emissions.
The Phoenix was replaced by the in 1985. Base models had analog instrumentation, while upper level models could have a digital unit. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. The revived auto sported a new body shape and engine to address the increasingly strict emission regulations. A 2-door coupe model is initially the only bodystyle offered.
Pontiac Phoenix For 1980, the Phoenix was downsized and moved to the , and was available as a 2-door or a 5-door. By 1986, all models received a center high-mounted stop lamp. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Pontiac Grand Am can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive. The rear seat gained shoulder safety belts. The Phoenix was available as a 2-door or a 4-door , with a 3-door available beginning in 1978. Transmission choices included a 3-speed manual available with either column or floor shift , 4-speed manual, or a 3-speed automatic.
Base engine was the 150 hp 2. No real changes to speak of in 1990, and there weren't many in 1991 either as an all new Grand Am was to debut in 1992. This article needs additional citations for. The 1973 Grand Am was a moderate success, totaling 43,186 sales. But driving is no fun for a Grand Am owner who experiences one or all of the three common issues with this Pontiac model: coolant leaks, passlock sensor failure, and turn signal switch failure.
Like the previous model, it had a unique body-colored urethane front clip with a unique 3-grille per side design and most if not all had a contrasting lower 2-tone paint treatment. Sales dipped quite a bit from last year, however, as most buyers interested in a mid-size Pontiac passed up the Grand Am and went to the much more popular Grand Prix instead, which was enjoying a large sales resurgence after last year's downsizing. The new Grand Am was introduced alongside its Regal later renamed and later known as Cutlass Calais stablemates that same year. Despite its end in 2005, the Grand Am has set its mark in the automobile world. Only 17,083 Grand Ams were built.
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Here's what happens when you overlook the intake manifold gasket the rubber or plastic gasket that attaches the intake manifold to the top of the engine : it will wear out and may cause coolant or engine oil to leak. Inside, the Grand Am shared the same dashboard with the and could have full instrumentation and a console floor-shift. The base engine is enlarged slightly to 2. This brings up an interesting question: With the closing of automotive brands like Saturn and Pontiac, where are those buyers to turn for their next automotive purchase? According to a study by Experian Automotive, six of the top 10 vehicles for customer brand loyalty wear badges from the Blue Oval. Just like the previous Grand Am, the first-year model was moderately successful, but the last 2 years were relative sales duds, which, again, prompted Pontiac to quietly drop the Grand Am again after 1980. Body-colored cladding was standard just like the previous model, only it was now larger and more pronounced. A 4-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission could be had.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Despite its unique styling and early boom, the model declined due to the oil crisis. Passlock sensor failure is a common Grand Am issue, so be on the lookout for its symptoms as you do your regular car inspection. It was named for the mythological , which would die in a self-inflicted fire and be reborn from the ashes. No wonder it is one of the ten best-selling cars in the United States and the top-selling among models of Pontiac. The Grand Am differed from its LeMans stablemate with a body-colored urethane nose with 3 vertical grilles on each side and round turn signals below the bumper. All models got a modest facelift this year also with a more sloped-back grille and headlights.