1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Reliability Rating

KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems

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Rating

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Engine

Moderate Problems Occasional problems with this vehicle with the 3.8Lengine are failures of the Fuel Pump Resistor, the Evaporative Canister Purge Canister and Vacuum Switch and the Crankshaft Position Sensor on the 3.8L engine. Occasional problems with this vehicle with the 3.1L engine are failures of the Fuel Injectors, the Fuel Pressure Regulator, the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System and the 7X Crankshaft Position Sensor. The cost to repair the Fuel Pump Resistor is estimated at $39.47 for parts and $39.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Evaporative Canister Purge Canister and Vacuum switch is estimated to be $138.00 for parts and $71.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Crankshaft Position Sensor is estimated to be $46.35 for parts and $91.00 for labor The cost to repair the Fuel Pressure Regulator is estimated at $67.96 for parts and $39.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Fuel Injector is estimated at $127.46 each (there are 6 injectors) for parts and $169.00 for labor. The cost to clean out the EGR passages and inspect the Positive Crankcase Ventilation O-ring is estimated at $10.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor. The cost to repair the 7X Crankshaft Position Sensor is estimated at $27.15 for parts and $52.00 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Transmission & Driveline

Significant Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is a failure with the Transmission Valve Body. This will cause the Transmission to feel like the engine has a misfire. The cost to repair the Transmission Valve Body is estimated at $535.00 for parts and $260.00 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Steering & Suspension

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Brakes

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Heating & Air Conditioning

Moderate Problems Occasional problems with this vehicle are the Blower Motor Resistor Block and Air Conditioner Pressure Sensor. The cost to repair the Blower Motor Resistor Block is estimated at $25.70 for parts and $45.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Air Condition Pressure Sensor is estimated at $43.19 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Starting & Charging

Moderate Problems An occasional problem with this vehicle is the Ignition Switch. A failure of the Ignition Switch could prevent some of the vehicles accessories from operating. The cost to repair the Ignition Switch is estimated at $106.44 for parts and $71.50 for labor. All prices are estimated based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and does not include diagnostic time or any applicable taxes.

Accessories

Minimal Problems Infrequent problems reported, all with low repair costs.

Overall

4 out of 5 4 out of 5

*Repair costs are based on a flat rate of $65.00 per hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.

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KEY: Minimal Problems Minimal Problems  Moderate Problems Moderate Problems  Significant Problems Significant Problems
Click year for details: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Engine Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Significant Problems
Transmission & Driveline Significant Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems Minimal Problems
Steering & Suspension Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Brakes Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Heating & Air Conditioning Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems
Starting & Charging Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Accessories Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Minimal Problems
Overall 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 5 out of 5 4 out of 5 3 out of 5 5 out of 5
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