car shakes when stopped

10

Asked by Feb 17, 2012 at 01:22 AM about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i just bought a 2000 pontiac grand am. When I stop at a stop light it starts shaking pretty bad, any ideas what that might be?

7 Answers

20

either your brake pads warped or one or more of your motor mounts are bad

2 people found this helpful.
3,595

does shaking begin after it has stopped or while it was stopping ? can you feel it in the brake pedal ? If shaking begins AFTER car has stopped , tune up motor with new plugs and PLUG WIRES. if it shakes when you put on the brakes while car is in motion , it's the ROTOR thats warped . If it squeals when braking , this is worn out PADS.... If the motor JUMPS up and hits the hood while accelerating in REVERSE , this is motor mounts .... PBN

10 people found this helpful.
10

the breaks do squeek. The lady said its because " they had new ones put in not to l9ong ago and they didn't oil them" not sure about that. But it starts shaking only after I've stopped. Soon as I start moving it goes away

1 people found this helpful.
345

your motor is missing. if it is only after you have stopped and sit there.

3,595

plugs and wires for the 3.1 v-6 are supposed to be changed every thirty thousand miles

1 people found this helpful.
35

i'd say most likely it's the spark plugs/wires. My car did the same thing. fixed those for about $20. plug is around $4. same for wire. i needed 2 of each. put them in myself. it was easy. they were trying to charge me over $80 to order the parts and put it in. psh!!!

3,595

make sure motor is COLD when you take the plugs out or thread damage may occur . Also before removing plugs it doesn't hurt to take an air hose and a blow out around each plug base to keep any small pebbles or other debris from falling down in a cylinder when the plug is removed .. ( you would never see it especially on the back side ) and that small pebble can easily bend a valve or punch a hole in the top of a piston ..... you won't know about it until it's too late !

3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 741 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $2,500.

ZIP:

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    8,100
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,680
  • #3
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,650
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
15 Great Deals out of 1,695 listings starting at $1,500
Used Pontiac Firebird
6 Great Deals out of 685 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang
297 Great Deals out of 39,759 listings starting at $1,312
Used Chevrolet Camaro
242 Great Deals out of 26,934 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Impala
510 Great Deals out of 26,020 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
621 Great Deals out of 50,838 listings starting at $600
Used Pontiac Bonneville
3 Great Deals out of 326 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota Camry
859 Great Deals out of 70,688 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
686 Great Deals out of 101,993 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
190 listings starting at $2,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.