20 Most Recent 2004 Pontiac Grand Am Questions & Answers


How do you check/add transmission fluid to a 2004

Hello! To check the fluid level, the first thing you want to do is get the fluid to operating temperature, by driving it for a bit and letting it shift through all gears. Once you've done that you need to make sure you park the car on a very level surface. Remove the front passenger wheel and the splash guard. From there reference the picture below to give you an idea where the fluid check plug is located - there is no dipstick on this transmission (4T45e). You will also see the fill plug location.

If you do a pan drop and filter replacement only, the fill capacity is 6.9 quarts. You will want to use Dexron III type transmission fluid.

FYI - here are the torque specs for the pan bolts is 106 in/lbs and the check/fill plugs are both 124 in/lbs.

Hope this helps and good luck!
9/6/2021 4:45:53 PM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Sep 06, 2021

Why doesn't passenger side brake light work?

1. Defective wiring 2. Defective socket
1/15/2021 7:16:33 PM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Jan 15, 2021

My tail lights and dash lights dont work in my 04 Pontiac Grand am

Tail lights, if both of them are out more than likely that's going to be a fuse. Dash lights possibly have a fuse of the thier own also but I would think they would work off your headlight fuse so you might have a separate issue there but always check the dial that increases the light just in case it got lowered somehow.
9/8/2019 2:18:36 AM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Sep 08, 2019

2004 pontiac Grand Am with security passlock starting problems

Unfortunately you are correct, this
vehicle has the PASSLOCK II key
based engine disabling system, and currently it
is engaged. The sensor does not recognize &
retain the passlock reader chip in your ignition
switch any longer.

A bypass is required to circumvent.
If left unchecked, it will lock down the fuel injector
rail (as it has now), and you will need to
tow it in to GM for evaluation, and resetting.
Eventuall, the 10 minute over ride will cease to
work and you will finally be forced to visit
a Pontiac/GM dealer.

But, if you want to just remove this system
from the equation entirelly,
I suggest the PLJX bypass kit to get around
this issue.

This Passlock Bypass Module is designed to momentarilly
allow the engine to remote start by sending a proper
coded pulse to open the fuel rail passlock injector
cut off circuit.

The output from an alarm/remote starter
would then shut down the pulse, once it has detected
the engine has engaged, and preserve the integrity
of the passlock system.

That is it's designed purpose.

However, in your case, this input wire on the PLJX module,
instead of going to a momentary ground pulse from
an alarm/remote starter,
would go to a constant chassis ground, through
the bypass module, grounding out the PASSLOCK.
The PASSLOCK would then always be bypassed as long
as that wire is chassis grounded.

I can not speak about a damaged passlock system,
like if a thief has destroyed it, because I do not
get into this part of GM'S security application.
Coincidence to installing
after market remote starters, this does work on bypassing
passlock in most all GM vehicles,
including your year GM vehicle as well.

Also, this is a self learning, resistor sensing
and adjusting module. Once the VATS wires have been tapped,
you would press the program button to learn,
and it does. The car should then allow start
with any hardware store key.
5/6/2019 10:46:32 PM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on May 06, 2019

I have a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am I changed out the fuel regulator and now it's idling a little high. How could I adjust it

There are no adjustments you can make . Idle is controlled by the PCM - engine computer via the IAC - idle air control valve. Changing the fuel pressure regulator shouldn't have changed the idle at all . So , what did you do wrong .
2/6/2019 12:07:55 PM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Feb 06, 2019

2004 grand am, tried to wire in a aftermarket dvdplayer cd deck, never worked. So now my dash lights, tail lights, signals or nothing works, why is this and how can i fix it ASAP?

There's a website that has all this information about all this and manuals everything totally free there are many actually but I personally like few .. let me know if u need help thanks
2/4/2019 8:51:40 AM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Feb 04, 2019

How do I set the clock

Set Clock
Press and hold the HR or MN button until an audible beep indicates the time set mode has been entered. Once the beep is heard, the time can be set by tapping each button to incrementally adjust the time. Holding down each button will rapidly change the time.
1/7/2019 1:33:10 AM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Jan 07, 2019

Trying to change the oil. Do you have a step by

if he change his own oil get a different boyfriend ,one with some basic knowledge of cars.
8/16/2018 12:58:40 AM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Aug 16, 2018


look under the car and see where the tank is located. If it is under the trunk its probably in the trunk same for backseat tank would be under the back seat.
7/28/2018 7:56:19 AM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Jul 28, 2018

My car horn continuously goes off in 2004 Grand Am

If equipped with an anti theft system it may be malfunctioning or have a bad sensor . The horn switch or relay may be bad also .
5/15/2018 2:22:17 PM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on May 15, 2018

I have replaced the ignition

3/17/2018 12:41:36 AM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Mar 17, 2018

2004 grand am Gas light stays on

I know this website www.reliable-store.com that i get manuals from, and they have all models online that solve all simple/technical problems like professionals I also brought for my 1989 BMW, such old model, they had it and it was very good manual. Go ahead, I bet.
3/14/2018 6:59:29 PM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Mar 14, 2018

04 GRAND AM 2.4 starts hard after sitting. teenage driver. New fuel pump(whole cannister), new coils,plastis coil housing, plug boots. seems almost like fuel is draining back into tank. when it doesn'

One possibility is the temp sensor,if it does know it's a cold start ,it won't have an enriched fuel mixture to start. Change it or put on a scanner and look at the temp sensor reading when cold.
2/17/2018 12:02:23 AM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Feb 17, 2018

I have a 04 pontiac grand am.The rear brake lights

No, but the relay could be shorted.
2/14/2018 2:52:34 AM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Feb 14, 2018

Clicking noise coming from emergency/turn indicator switch

For DIY, try to replace the switch 2. Locate the flasher unit and see if the noises coming from there.
2/4/2018 8:34:47 AM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Feb 04, 2018

I have a 2004 pontiac grand am and when I drive over 70 MPH and allow my car to slow down on its own the front shakes and makes thudding noises what do I check for and how can I fix this?

This sounds like a worn out cv joint. You should have a qualified mechanic check it out. It is impossible to say for sure what it is without checking it.
1/22/2018 5:08:01 PM • 2004 Pontiac... • Answered on Jan 22, 2018
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