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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Grand Am Ignition

The ignition tumbler and casing is missing what is the easiest way to get my car to run again

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My 96 Pontiac Will Not Start, Obd Will Not Scan And Gear Is Stuck In Park.....

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Frame

I wrecked my 96 grand am and bent frame. My motor and transmission are good so is there another frame and body that i could use to fix my car? Its 2.9 motor

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My 1996 Pontiac Grand Am Goes Into Park When I Attempt To Engage Reverse

My 1996 Pontiac Grand AM goes into park when I attempt to engage reverse it gets stuck in park and I have to rock the car and wiggle the selector to disengage I leave the car in neutral with the park ...

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Where Is The Computer On A 1996 Pontiac Grand Am?

About one third of all of the electronics are non-functional, including the windows.

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