1997 Pontiac Grand Prix - Reliability

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GTP Coupe (3.8L V6 Supercharger 4-speed Automatic)

Reliability Rating for 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine 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 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
Brake
Heating & Air Conditioning 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 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
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Pontiac Grand Prix by Identifix

  1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Engine N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A
Brake N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A
Starting & Charging N/A
Accessories N/A
Overall N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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