1994 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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1994 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

Still at the head of the Pontiac pack, the 1994 Grand Am is a mid-size or compact car, depending on your perspective, available as a coupe or sedan. In 1994, the Grand Am gets standard driver's side airbags. It also gets a new V6 engine.

The SE still comes standard with a 2.3 SOHC, 115-hp Quad 4, while the 2.3 DOHC, 175-hp Quad 4 is standard on the GT and optional for the SE. The optional V6 engine for the GT is now a 3.1-liter, 155-hp V6. It comes only with a new 4-speed automatic transmission, which is optional on the I4 engines (a 5-speed manual is standard). Other than that, few changes were made to the features. The GT comes with a sportier suspension and the coupe can be topped off with a rear spoiler. Other common add-ons include a sunroof, power driver's seat, and cruise control.

General consensus seems to be that the Quad 4 engines are very unreliable and cause a lot of mechanical headaches. Other minor complaints point out that the engine is hard to reach, making it difficult to work on, and the cupholder design needs to be reworked. Overall, the 1994 Grand Am is Pontiac's top seller because owners love its sporty handling, the V6 power, and the overall fun driving experience. The engine is peppy, with great acceleration power and decent fuel economy. The interior is roomy and comfortable, and owners say their Grand Ams seem to last forever, even with all the repair problems.


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2.3l Quad Four To 3.1

I have a 1994 grand am and it has a 2.3l with a blown head gasket. I want to swap the engine out with a 3.1l. I need to know what parts I would need to accomplish this ie. wiring harness or other ...

1 view with 1 answer (last answer 2 days ago)

Car Won't Start, Cranks Over Fine. Anything To Checkout Before I Get Into T...

This car was driven about 120 a day. Ran great one day and the next morning it wouldn't start. It cranks fine but doesn't fire. I checked the fuses they were all good. My first thought was that the f...

2,808 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

Brake Failure

I have a 94 grand am and can't figure out wats wrong with the brakes when the car is shut off I have pressure but when I start it car has no breaks at all won't even stop but I can't find any leak...

5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

Disconnect 1994 Alarm System

I have a 1994 Grand Am and need to disconnect the alarm to replace the battery, where is it. Looked under the dash and it isn't there.

6 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

Rear Braking

I have a 94 Pontiac grand am when I brake the rear makes a few loud clunking noises and it feels like the rear end is going to fall off what could it be?

7 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)