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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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Sometimes Starts Sometimes Dont

I have a 1990 Pontiac Grand am with a 2.5 in it the car will start sometimes and run fine but if you turn it off it takes forever before it will start again, seems like when it won't start it's n...

My 1990 Window Handle Is Striped , How Can I Roll It Down ?

The window roller is striped and won't roll down.


when I apply the brakes seems like only the rear brakes are brakes front and rear. rotors and drums replaced.replaced master cylinder.could it be the proportioning valve?no one has a valve...


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...