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Hello... My name is Marcy... I have had my 2004 Grand Am in and out of the shop since 5/24/10... First the code read for the egr Valve replace egr Valve scan service exhaust port and remove and replace egr Valve then they said it needs intake manifold internal leaking and external (this bill was for $446.27) the the service engine light came on again and they did a Manifold Gasket Job complete gaskets and seals antifreeze and oil clean all service ports clear computer (this bill was for $972.00) then the service engine light went on again and they did a replacement of the map sensor (this bill was for $198.20) then the service engine light came back on and I am waiting to bring the car back to the shop next week... What is going on here???? am I getting ripped off??? please help.... thank you

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Hi Marcy,

I have a 2003 Grand Am GT with 185K on it currently. I have had the intake manifold gasket replaced, the cylinder heads done last year and now my SES light comes on now and then, had it scanned and the P1404 fault code comes up..they tell me it related to the EGR valve. Luckily, I work at a car dealership, but my car hesistates to get speed going on the highway, the RPM's will be up to like 3 and I'll be doing 35mph. I thought it was the transmission starting to go, but hopefully not. Anyway, I feel your pain, they did guess work last year and was replacing parts I didn't need only to find it was the cylinder heads leaking. I didn't have the usual symptoms of white smoke, etc. Anyways, I would recommend calling Pontiac and tell the dealer to cut the **** and fix the damn car. That's what I did and they were hot on the case involving the general manager of the store. They ended up giving me a huge goodwill because I told Pontiac that they were just putting parts in my car, charging me and not fixing the issue. I got a free rental and everything. I was going to report them to the Attorney General. I hope you find the issue with your vehicle, I just paid my off literally last week after a 5 year loan and I want to have this car for a couple of more years seeing as I just put so much $$$ into it.

Let me know how you make out.

All the best.


Posted on Jul 07, 2010


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