1996 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

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1996 Pontiac Grand Am Overview

How does a car with so many problems continue to be Pontiac's top seller for so many years? Perhaps because its flaws are outweighed by excellent highway performance and handling and a comfortable interior, according to 1996 Grand Am owners. For 1996, the Pontiac Grand Am gets more aggressive styling, with a new front end, including a new grille and headlights. Taillights and some body trim also get a new look. Inside, the dash has been redesigned, with the parking brake moved to the center console from the foot well. Now standard on both SE and GT models are ABS brakes, dual front airbags, anti-theft locks, variable effort power steering, and daytime running lights, in addition to the already standard power locks and fog lights.
A new Twin Cam 2.4-liter I4 engine replaces the now defunct DOHC Quad 4. It hits 150-hp and is paired with a 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic. It is standard on both SE and GT trims. The optional 3.1, 155-hp V6 is unchanged in the 1996 Grand Am and still only comes with the auto tran. A new feature is traction control, which comes bundled with the auto tran option. The 1996 Pontiac Grand Am is a roomy family sedan that also makes a good commuter car because it drives well and has decent fuel economy, while still loaded with sufficient creature comforts. Drivers like its highway performance, sporty handling, and the sleek styling of the coupe. The Grand Am has suffered from a long list of repaithe car holds up well over the years, they note significant problems with the intake manifold, steering column, and early brake wear. There is also annoying rattling and squeaking from the dash, despite its redesign.

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96 Grand Am, Runs For 5 Secs Then Just Dies, Replaced Fuel Filter And Pump,...

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Annie_PA
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Generator Drive Belt?

I hit a speed bump really hard and now I have no power steering, it overheats and the battery light stays on. Did I bust my belt?

1 view with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
Kkricket4u2
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On A 1996 Pontiac Grand Am I Have Changed Radiator Thermostat And It Still ...

In November I change the thermostat and then it overheated in last month it overheated so bad then off to the hose I change that both upper and lower hose and it still overheated so I took it to a m...

21 views with 5 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Marty Withers
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My 96 Pontiac Grand Am Suddenly Wouldnt Start Untill I Got A Jump Srart Bu...

16 views with 3 answers (last answer about a month ago)
johnnyhough
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How Do I Unlock The Security Lock, So It Will Run

tried everything to crank this car.and the security lock light will not go out and the redio will not work.

764 views with 7 answers (last answer about a month ago)