Category: GTO Garage DIY

Mechanical and service questions and answers for your 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO. You can start with downloading the FREE Service Manual. A must have for the do it yourself mechanic. Complete service manual including the torque specs we are always looking for. Feel free to ask questions. Do you have upgrade and modifications questions? We have answers. Pull your car into the garage. Lets see if we can fix the problem.

BCM Wiring Harness Repair

On the 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO there is a notorious problem with the wiring harness. The Body Control Module (BCM) wiring harness is located right behind and slightly below the passenger side glove box. Unfortunately, the wires coming off the BCM are sitting right on a structural piece of metal that can cause rubbing on the …READ MORE

Torque Specs

Welcome to my 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO Torque Specifications guide. It is extremely important when working on your vehicle to tighten any nuts and bolts to the proper Torque specification. Over tightening can put stress on the bolts and cause them to break or snap. Under tightening can cause nuts and bolts to come loose, causing …READ MORE

2004-2006 GTO Factory Radio Code

Need the code for your factory 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO Blaupunkt radio? Hopefully, I have the answer!   The factory radio/stereo requires a code to unlock all of the features and operate the radio. Many owners have had the factory radio cd player/changer break on them, causing cd discs to no longer play or even become …READ MORE

Wheels & Tires Guide Part 1

Welcome to Part 1 of my Wheels and Tires guide. In this section, I will discuss how to identify and read tires and wheels, including understanding wheels and how they fit, how to read the numbers and letters on tires, and the importance of choosing the right tires for your vehicle. In Part 2 I …READ MORE

Oil Catch Can

Should you use an oil catch can on your 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO? Absolutely! The PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) system used on General Motors LS engines uses the intake manifold to burn off unwanted crankcase fumes. These fumes contain oil that goes right into the intake manifold. Oil in the intake manifold means oil on the …READ MORE

Oil Change

The recommended oil change on 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO is every 3000 miles according to the service manual maintenance schedule. Most of today’s synthetic oil claims you go as long as 5000 miles, and some even claim up to 7000 miles before you need an oil change. I personally say you should follow the guidelines set …READ MORE

Parking Brake

The parking brake is often overlooked by most owners using an automatic transmission, but for manual transmission owners, the parking brake is a must. A properly functioning parking brake gives a piece of mind that your car is not going to roll forward or backward when the car is in Park or in the Neutral …READ MORE

Spark Plug Wires

Spark Plug Wire 101 The purpose of spark plug wires is to carry electricity from the ignition coils to the spark plug. This causes the spark plug to spark and ignite the fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. The ignition coils on the 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO can carry up to 40,000 volts of electricity. The …READ MORE