1990 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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1990 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

The compact 1990 Pontiac Grand Am sees few changes this year, and continues with the base LE and SE trims in either a four-door sedan or two-door coupe. The LE models sport a 2.5-liter, 110-hp I4, while the SE carries a new high output 2.3-liter Quad 4 twin cam engine rated at 180-hp. All models come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission, with the option of a 3-speed automatic.
The boxy 1990 Grand Am had seating for four, and the base LE model was certainly that. Standard features were limited to power steering, bucket seats, tinted glass, and a radio. Options added on a lot of what was standard on the SE, including cruise control, air conditioning, power windows and locks. Other options unique to the SE were a sunroof, power driver's seat and roof rack.
While 1990 Grand Am owners seem to like the car's handling, responsive acceleration, and comfortable and roomy interior, many complain about constant repairs, pointing out problems with the alternator, starter, and head gaskets. They also mention the problem of peeling paint, the lack of more than one cupholder, and an overall general unreliability.


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2.3l 4 Cyl.doch Troubleshooting Wont Start

changed computer and replaced both coils , wires , plugs fuel fliter

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1990 Pontiac Grand Am. Anti Freeze Leaking. Replaced Heater Core, Replaced ...

Badly Leaking antifreeze. Have replaced Heater Core and Water pump. Any suggestions

332 views with 5 answers (last answer 4 years ago)

I Have A 1990 Grand Am And My Headlights Won't Come On.....looked In The Fu...

I started home, after dark, and my headlights would not come on.....high nor low beam.... my running lights, break lights, dash lights, and everything else is working fine.

60 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)

My Car Dose Not Go In Reverie. Runs Great Up Hills, Tran Sounds Good.

it sat for ten years. halls ass raced it two times and won. but since i fist had the car after given to me. it has still not gone in reverse.

21 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

Temp Will Not Get Above Second Notch Past 100 Degrees Then Will Go Back Dow...

After running the motor for a while in the morning the temp will be just above 100 with some heat coming from the heater ( although not much at all) After traveling about 7 to 10 mile down the road th...

495 views with 3 answers (last answer 6 years ago)