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post #31 of 46 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019, 01:50 PM
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Agree! I wrote to a class action attorney and asked about it. They said no. You could try and see what response you get. Let us know! Good luck, really think that GM owes us all something.
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On the lighter side, the battery in these cars is among the easiest to replace of any I've owned.

Sadly, the truths that should be self evident of anyone who owns one of these cars (or wants to) is that (1) They're all at least 10 years old, (2) Pontiac has been gone for 10 years, (3) Any GM technicians trained on these have long since moved on or retired, (3) A few parts may exist in the GM system but once they're gone, they're gone and your/our main source (for other than common mechanicals) becomes "Pull-N-Save" salvage yards. Reality bites of course and it's pretty much the same for any car 5 years in once the platform has been discontinued, let alone the whole line or make has been dropped.

I'm old and this will likely be my last special interest car. With the goal of educating myself I bought one of these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pontiac-G6-...53.m2749.l2649

GM's documentation has evolved through the decades and is geared to the technician and features cryptic line drawings rather than clearer photos. This disk has as much information as likely exists, but it's clunky and not for the faint of heart. It also requires a fairly recent computer and installs a Virtual Machine running an instance of Windows XP (remember how old these cars are). It does work though and there's a ton of information and (bonus!) the embedded links to related topics work.

Since everything since OBD was first developed requires a scanner, I also bought one of these:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/GM-General-...53.m2749.l2649

I haven't received it yet so it's usefulness hasn't been proven, but the price point made it interesting to me as opposed to the GM Tech II. I'll let you know.

Good luck everyone. - Mark

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Mark, let us know if the scanner works with the G6 top computer.
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Mark, let us know if the scanner works with the G6 top computer.
I questioned the vendor and the "claim" is that it does. I'll definitely let you know. - Mark

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Thank you for this post! I'll look into the eBay links you shared as well. I've got an '07 hardtop convertible and was just told I have a front main seal leak and need to replace the front struts. Has anyone done these at home? Any advice? I'm also trying to chase down a door rattle that is driving me nuts!
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I replaced the front struts on mine recently. It was time consuming but not too difficult. The main bolts by the knuckle were a pain to hammer out. Remember to leave the nut on the end of the threads to protect the bolt as you pound it out. The 1A Auto videos are usually quite helpful -
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White G6, 130000 miles on it, the top still is working. However, the alignment seems to be off. Machinists told me there is nothing they can do.
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1A videos? Do you have a link you can share?
Thanks for the reply!
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I'm dealing with mystery coolant loss. No visible leaks but having to refill the tank often. Heater isn't working, guessing that's related. AC works like a champ however! Any ideas?
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How bout heater core?
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I'm dealing with mystery coolant loss. No visible leaks but having to refill the tank often. Heater isn't working, guessing that's related. AC works like a champ however! Any ideas?
heater not working means the fluids low.i now have the same problem.
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Check your head gaskets and intake manifold gasket. That is my guess.
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No moisture in driver or passenger compartment, in fact, no evidence of a leak anywhere. If it was gasket, would there be water in oil? Just had everything checked and only issue mechanic found with the car at all was a leaking front main seal and front struts. Thanks all for the help! Love this damn car but it's so difficult to chase down issues!
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Could the anti freeze be burning of,,,,,, maybe. Check your plugs perhaps.
You mechanic would have done this, I hope.
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Looking like it's the crossover gaskets. There is some sweating from some of the hose clamps. I'll have to go through those one by one.
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