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.

Spark Plugs

INTRO It has come a time in your maintenance schedule for your 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO to have the spark plugs changed. The service manual recommends changing the spark plugs at 100,000 miles. The maintenance schedule is the same for both the 2004 GTO with the LS1 engine and the 2005 and 2006 GTO with the …READ MORE

Detailing

You wake up on a Sunday morning, it’s a beautiful day, so you decide to wash your ride. What products are you going to use to tackle this project? Are you going to wax the vehicle? How about those dirty wheels, how do you get them clean? Maybe it’s time to throw away all those …READ MORE

GM OBD Trouble Codes

GM OBD TROUBLE CODES Note: For GM Trouble Codes P0001 – P0999 click here   GM Code List P1000-P1299 NOTE: For some code numbers, there may be more than one definition because the same number may be used for different faults on different model years or models. P1031….O2 Sensor heater control circuit problem P1105….Secondary Vacuum …READ MORE

LED Lighting – Interior

LED Lighting for your Interior. The factory bulbs that are used on the interior of the vehicle do their job. The dome and door lights come on when you open the doors, the glove box has a light when you open it, and the center console lights up when you flip the lid open. It …READ MORE

OBD2 Trouble Codes – Generic

GENERIC OBD-II TROUBLE CODES Note: For GM Trouble Codes P1000 – P1299 click here   DTC CODES P0001 to P0999 P0010….’A’ Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit (Bank 1) P0011….’A’ Camshaft Position – Timing Over-Advanced or System Performance (Bank 1) P0012….’A’ Camshaft Position – Timing Over-Retarded (Bank 1) P0013….’B’ Camshaft Position – Actuator Circuit (Bank 1) P0014….’B’ …READ MORE

Air Filter

The air filter is often an overlooked part. A dirty and clogged air filter can cause more damage than you think. Insufficient flow of air to the intake means that the engine has to work harder. Excessive heat is an engine killer. Also, the air filter allows clean air to enter the intake so the …READ MORE

Brake Pads

If you want the best brake pads in the business, look no further than Hawk Performance. This company has been a leader in performance brake parts since 1993. Their brake pads are extremely popular in our 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO community. This company makes a wide range of brake parts that include racing and street applications. …READ MORE

Radius Rod Bushings

2004-2006 Pontiac GTO Radius Rod Bushings replacement. When you apply the brakes, does your steering wheel vibrate left and right or do you feel vibrating coming from the front end? This is actually a common problem with the GTO, which can be easily fixed. The factory radius rod bushings are extremely soft and fluid-filled. The …READ MORE

Radiator Hoses

Over time the factory radiator hoses on your 2004-2006 Pontiac GTO may become brittle and weak. The intense heat of the engine coolant will cause the factory rubber hoses to expand and even crack over time. Factory or stock radiator hoses can also collapse or bulge. The soft rubber construction is not very durable and …READ MORE