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Remanufactured Pontiac Grand Am Transmissions 

  • Learn about common Pontiac Grand Amtransmission problems 
  • Everything you need to know when shopping for a Pontiac Grand Amtransmission for sale 
  • How and when to buy a remanufactured Pontiac Grand Amtransmission

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Remanufactured Pontiac Grand Am Transmissions 


When it was new, the Pontiac Grand Am was one of the brands most popular models. But Grand Am transmission problems with the 4T45, 4T65E aren’t popular at all. So let’s find out if installing a remanufactured Pontiac Grand Am transmission can help your car score a little better in the popularity contest. 


Common Pontiac Grand Am Transmission Problems  


Owners can suffer frotransmission problems including slipping, delayed shifts, harsh shifts, no reverse, no forward gears, loss of 4th gear, and the loss of overdrive. These issues can stem from numerous design flaws with the solenoids, a Torque Convertor Control (TCC) element, or other vital components. 


Common Pontiac Grand Am 4T65 Transmission Problems  


Erratic Shifting / Loss of Forward Gears: If youre experiencing 4T65E transmission problems like slipping, erratic shifting, or failed gear engagement, the causes could range from a failed 4T65E solenoid / 4T65E-HD solenoid, to a 4T65E torque convertor issue. 

Another common problem is overheating. This happens when the moving parts inside the transmission are creating more friction heat than the ATF can remove. The most common cause of this condition is towing heavy loads, driving in stop/go traffic, or on mountain roads where the transmission has to shift a lot. 

Loss of 4th Gear and/or Reverse: Another common problem is an inoperable fourth or reverse gear. These issues are often caused by design flaws in the Reverse Boost Valve, channel plate, and stripped splines on the 4th gear clutch hub shaft. 


How to Solve Pontiac Grand Am Transmission Problems 


Solution A: Buy a Used Pontiac Grand Am Transmission  

Going to the local junkyard and picking up a used Pontiac Grand Am transmission might seem like the cheapest and fastest option. But you need to consider the fact that you don’t know what the actual shape of the internal components are. It could very well be on the verge of transmission problems of its own, which would leave you in the exact same predicament that you’re in now. And that 30 – 90 day junkyard warranty probably won’t cover labor charges to install the replacement transmission if something goes wrong. 


Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Pontiac Grand Am Transmission  

Getting a rebuilt Pontiac Grand Am transmission would probably seem like a better idea. However, a lot of mechanics and transmission shops will only rebuild your Pontiac Grand Am transmission back to its original factory specifications. Which means that all of those factory design flaws are still going to be inplay. And that rebuilt transmission warranty might only be good at certain shops, which could do you no good if you have transmission problems while you’re traveling. 


Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Pontiac Grand Am Transmission  

If you want to get the most service life out of your vehicle as possible, then you really should consider a remanufactured Pontiac Grand Am transmission from Street Smart Transmission. Each one is completely disassembled and re-remanufactured, so nothing is left to chance. Theyre also modified to correct the factory design flaws, which will greatly extend the service life. Plus, you get a 3-Year/Unlimited Mile Nationwide Warranty. This will cover parts and labor charges at any licensed repair shop in the Continental United States, giving you a lot more flexibility and coverage.