Remove the electrical connection then remove the two bolts. A wide assortment of options were available including power steering, brakes, windows and driver's seat; air conditioning, eight-lug aluminum wheels with integrated brake drums, Safe-T-Track differential and other items. This new Grand Prix is the worthiest successor to wear the name that adorns its classic predecessor. The procedure to replace is simple, disconnect the neg battery cable. The Buick 231 V6 and the four-barrel version of the Pontiac 301 V8 were carried over from the previous year as was the Chevy 305 V8 offered in California.
This 240 hp clydesdale motor is not turbocharged, but is supercharged. In January 1996, the 1997 Grand Prix was unveiled at the. Hazard flashers were also optional. The ride is firm and predictable, and is every bit a '90s sport sedan. To add some excitement, Pontiac also launched a special pace car model. The middle of the pack, the 3.
Michael Dukakis is test-driving tanks. The series production version was unveiled at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on January 3, 2003. The automatic shifts smoothly and seems to always be in the right gear. The affected vehicles were previously repaired under recalls 08V-118, 09V-116, and 15V-201 to address the possibility that engine oil may drip onto the hot exhaust manifold. This turned out to be a major miscalculation and 301 equipped cars became much less desirable among Grand Prix enthusiasts and collectors in later years.
When re-installing the new plugs, it is important to make sure you get several turns on the plug before putting a wrench on it. Due to a shortage of Olds 350 engines resulting from record sales of Cutlasses and reduced production of that engine due to a plant conversion to build a Diesel V8 beginning in 1978, a few 1977 Grand Prixs destined for California reportedly came off the line with a Chevrolet-built 350 cu in 5. That means it will be difficult to tell the Grand Prix is even remotely related to the next-generation Lumina, Oldsmobile Intrigue, or Century. The recall for the non-supercharged V6 was to remove the front spark plug retainer and a valve cover gasket is not changed on non-supercharged 3. On smooth pavement such a Lotus, Green Valley and Bass Lake Road, driving is so easy that corners feel like straight aways.
List of Pontiac Performance Specs. The last Grand Prix coupe rolled off the assembly line on July 19, 2002 and it was the last mid-sized 6th generation Grand Prix. The 301 also had a knocking pre-ignition problem that was later determined to be caused by the shape of the combustion chamber. The Chevrolet Impala is also a sound choice, endorsed by many police departments for its durability and overall combination of performance, economy, and space. . A mechanical supercharger, as in this engine, is driven by a one inch belt off the crankshaft pulley.
The air conditioner provides separate controls for the driver and passenger. Even with traction control you can spin the tires. Pontiac and General Motors are serious about remaining the world's leading producer of automobiles. Find sources: — · · · · May 2014 Fourth generation Overview Production 1977—1987 Body and chassis 2-door 1978—1981 1982—1987 Related Powertrain 231 cu in 3. For a sporty look, the Grand Prix orients all controls toward the driver, which is nice when you're driving on your own - it is both convenient and a welcome change from the flatness of many other cars - but not so nice if you're the passenger and you're trying to work the radio or the trip computer. Production of the larger , however, ended in June 2009. In 1962, the Grand Prix carried a 389 cubic-inch V8 engine and available triple carburetors, as well as a four-speed transmission.
You'll most likely need a good breaker bar or a pipe on a regular ratc … het to give a little bit of leverage to break the bolt. This would be the last year for the G-body Grand Prix, which would be replaced by the all-new W-body version in 1988. Under the net horsepower measurement system, the standard 400 cu in 6. I spent much of my time enjoying the application of the supercharger and would expect at least 20-23 mpg in normal El Dorado County driving and 27-30 mpg on the highway. Pontiac and General Motors are serious about remaining the world's leading producer of automobiles.
No longer would western-bound travelers need to take the long and dangerous journey by wagon train. Although large V8s were still available, performance was on the decline due to another federal standard—a new emissions control system. Also new for 1974 was a federally mandated interlock system that required the driver and front-seat passenger to fasten their seat belts in order to start the car. Several new colors were also added for the 2008 model year. All the controls are well-placed, logical and simple to use. There is one other item worth mentioning and that's the heads up display of the speed and radio frequency.
Transmissions remained the same as before with the three-speed manual standard with the V6 engine on the base model and automatic transmission optional. Each division though, uses completely different bodies and suspension tuning to create three distinctive characters. Interior trim only received minor changes from 1967 aside from revised door panels. The rear end was much more subtle than the aggressive front Shortened by three inches from the previous Catalina wheelbase, the 118 in 3,000 mm 1969 Grand Prix finally had its own body — and Pontiac's longest-ever hood. Obviously release the tension and remove the serpentine belt. New for 1965 was a no-cost bench seat option with center armrest available with either upholstery choice.
To the right is a driver information center which can tell you among other things, when it's time to change oil, low fuel or your average mpg. Some 2003 models may have had modules that could be upgraded to digital-ready. This was the last year of the two-door coupe. I used a two foot cheater bar to roll the engine forward and put the bolt through this hole and the bracket. We will continue to update our 0 to 60 results as new Pontiac cars are released and as new 0 to 60 mph test data is made available for Pontiac vehicles.