is 164,000 miles good or bad on a 2004 grand am

Asked by May 31, 2013 at 11:54 AM about the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT

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Thats all relative. It depends on how the vehicle was maintained. If youre thinking of buying one, and the owner A) cant produce maintenance records B) prove to you what has been replaced, then you have to assume youre going to have to put some money into it. At 164k, if the head and intake gaskets havent been done, expect to do them soon. And unless youre doing the work yourself, its not cheap.

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Michael is right about the lower intake manifold gasket if it has a V6 engine. Usually the LIM gasket is replaced around 60,000-80,000 miles. They came with bad factory gaskets and only need replacement once. Find out more Grand Am details at

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My 04 grand am has270000 miles on it . it drives good. Starting to have problems. My mechanic has helped me keep it running by fixing small problems as thy come up. Joann

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