2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe Equipped with Power Windows Front Door Glass Shatter – Replace Bolts

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Filed Under (Pontiac) by admin on 04-01-2011

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SERVICE PROCEDURE Front Door Glass Bolt Replacement Caution: Avoid hands and face being caught by the front door glass when adjusting the height of the front door glass. 1. Adjust the front door glass to align the position of the front door glass bolt with the service hole. 2. Approximately 100 mm (4 in) from the top of the front door trim board, mark off 80 mm (3 in) with tape. 3. Adjust the front door window glass to align with the tape marking. Notice: Unhook the clip before unhooking the claw to prevent breaking the bracket garnish. 4. Remove the clip and unhook the claws to remove the front door lower frame bracket garnish. Notice: Wrap protective tape around the head of the flathead screwdriver to avoid scratching the power window switch or trim board. 5. Using a flathead screwdriver with protective tape wrapped around the head, remove the six (6) clips and claws to separate the power window switch. 6. Remove the power window switch: For LH – Unlock and remove the connector. Refer to the illustration. 2092983 – For RH (with door lock switch) – Disconnect the two (2) connectors. – For RH (without door lock switch) – Disconnect the connector. 2092928 7. Remove the screw from the door pull handle, and remove the handle. Notice: Wrap protective tape around the head of the flathead screwdriver to avoid scratching the power window switch or trim board. 8. Remove the screw. 9. Remove the front door trim board. Notice: Avoid damaging the inside handle when removing the trim board. 10. Remove the eight (8) clips and remove the trim board. Notice: Pull the service cover up carefully to avoid damaging the service cover. Notice: Do not allow butyl tape to adhere to any parts. 11. Pull up on the service hole cover until the bolt for the front door glass is visible, and then secure the cover in place with tape.

2005-2006 Pontiac G6 Brake Lamps Not Working Properly

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Filed Under (Pontiac) by admin on 01-01-2011

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2005-2006 model year Pontiac G6 vehicles. Some of these vehicles have a condition where the brake lamps may not operate properly because of fretting corrosion in a wiring connector. Fretting corrosion in the connector could cause the brake lamps to illuminate when the brake pedal has not been depressed, or the lamps may not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed. In addition, the cruise control may not engage, or greater brake pedal force may be required to shift the vehicle out of PARK. Brake lamps that are not operating properly may not warn a driver in a following vehicle of the braking status and could lead to a crash without prior warning. apply a dielectric lubricant to the connector to repair and prevent fretting corrosion.

1999 Pontiac Grand AM Water Pump Removal Procedure

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Filed Under (Pontiac) by admin on 03-11-2010

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Caution: Refer to Battery Disconnect Caution in Service Precautions. Notice: Refer to Use GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL Coolant in Service Precautions. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Drain the cooling system. Recover the coolant. Refer to Service and Repair. Remove the drive belt. Remove the water pump pulley bolts. Remove the water pump pulley. 6. Remove the coolant pump attaching bolts. 7. Remove the coolant pump. 8. Clean the coolant pump and the sealing surfaces. Installation Procedure Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions. 1. Install the water pump and new gasket. Tighten the bolts to 10 Nm (89 inch lbs.) . 2. Install the water pump pulley and the bolts. 3. Install the drive belt. 4. Tighten the water pump pulley bolts. Tighten the bolts to 25 Nm (18 ft. lbs.) . 5. Connect the negative battery cable. Tighten the bolts to 16 Nm (12 ft. lbs.) . 6. Refill the cooling system. Refer to Service and Repair. 7. Inspect the cooling system for leaks.

2006 Pontiac GTO Transmission Jumps Out of Gear

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Filed Under (Pontiac) by admin on 31-10-2010

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If the transmission jumps out of gear during deceleration, inspect the components that may allow for the gears or shafts to tip. If the gears or shafts tip, the synchronizer sleeve can disengage from the selector teeth on the speed gear. If the transmission jumps out of gear during acceleration, inspect the components that may not allow full engagement of the synchronizer sleeve to the selector teeth on the speed gear. Insufficient engagement of the selector teeth under torque may cause the transmission to jump out of gear. Test Description The numbers below refer to the step numbers on the diagnostic table. 2. A static shift test is performed by shifting into all gear positions with the engine not operating. While performing the test, slowly move the shift lever. Feel for proper movement of the shift lever and transmission internal shift components. 4. A dynamic shift test is performed by shifting into all gear positions with the engine operating. Test for the correct mesh of the synchronizers sleeve and the speed gear selector teeth. Move the shift lever, and feel for the synchronizer sleeve to release from the gear, then let up on the clutch pedal. Depress the clutch pedal and move the shift lever to engage the gear again, to ensure full travel of the shift components. 5. This step inspects for worn or damaged transmission or engine mounts. Loose mounts may cause a shock on the transmission allowing for gear disengagement. 6. This step inspects for the misalignment of the torque tube to transmission. Misalignment may put a bind on the input shaft, allowing for the input shaft or the mainshaft to tip. 8. This step inspects the pilot bearing and the pilot bearing journal on the input shaft. A worn pilot bearing or input shaft may allow the input shaft to tip, causing gear disengagement.

2004 Pontiac Montana Trim Panel Replacement – Side Front Door

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Filed Under (Pontiac) by admin on 26-10-2010

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Removal Procedure 1. Open the door. 2. Remove the front door trim plate. Refer to Door Trim Plate Replacement () . 3. Remove the front door manual window regulator handle if equipped. Refer to Window Regulator Handle Replacement – Door Remove the armrest screws. Route the electrical harness through the front door trim panel opening. Use J 38778 in order to remove the front door trim panel from the door. Use J 38778 in order to pry the front door trim panel from the door frame at the window seal. 8. Remove the front door trim panel from the door. 4. 5. 6. 7. Installation Procedure 1. Install the front door trim panel to the front door. 2. Place the window seal portion of the panel over the door frame. 3. Route the electrical harness through the front door trim panel opening and into place. 4. Align the front door trim panel retainers to the holes in the door metal. 5. Firmly press the front door trim panel to the door metal in order to seat the retainers. Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Cautions and Notices. 6. Install the armrest screws. Tighten the screws to 3 N.m (26 lb in). 7. Install the front door manual window regulator handle if equipped. Refer to Window Regulator Handle Replacement – Door 8. Install the door trim plate. Refer to Door Trim Plate Replacement () . 9. Close the door.