Engine growling/grinding noise

Tiny
TOMDAD4
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  • 1999 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
  • 3.1L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 162,000 MILES
I bought this car and it has this weird grinding/growling noise in my dash. It starts as soon as I turn my car on and it gets louder the faster I go and you can only hear it when you are in the car.
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Saturday, August 19th, 2017 AT 6:24 PM

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Tiny
KEN L
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It sounds like you have an engine mount that needs to be replaced. Do you hear the noise when it is in reverse?

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Sunday, August 20th, 2017 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
TOMDAD4
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Yes it does make the growling noise when I put it in reverse. Do you know what engine mount it could be?
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Monday, August 21st, 2017 AT 12:28 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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You will need to lift the car and get under it with a flashlight to see if you can tell which mount is metal to metal.

Here is a guide so you can safely do that:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Here is an engine mount guide:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-motor-mount-works

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 AT 10:12 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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Maybe you could up load a video that will help us figure out whats going on.
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Thursday, August 24th, 2017 AT 9:56 PM
Tiny
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Ya nope dont trust or like this website you changed my messages and such
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Friday, August 25th, 2017 AT 1:38 AM
Tiny
KEN L
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We apologized for that, I sent you an email wanting your shirt size so we can send you a free 2Carpros Shirt did you get it?
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Friday, August 25th, 2017 AT 10:26 AM
Tiny
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Ya I did but im fine thx tho ill just take my car to a shop when I get the money spent most of it on the car for $400 nice car just ignition and a radiator prob also a valve tick and supposedly a new tranny hope it will last a year or two lol
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Friday, August 25th, 2017 AT 3:49 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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That's a nice car its too bad I cant hear the noise then I would have a better idea on what it is, sure you don't want to just make a quick video and post it? Be fun to fix it after all this :)
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Friday, August 25th, 2017 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
TOMDAD4
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Alright ill make a vid when I can maybe tomorrow or next week cause I have to register the car dont want to be caught driving a unregistered and uninsured car at 16 or ill lose my licence until 18
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Friday, August 25th, 2017 AT 7:52 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Sounds good, looking forward to seeing it.
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Friday, August 25th, 2017 AT 8:09 PM
Tiny
TOMDAD4
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Sorry for not getting back to you but I think I fixed it mostly because we put more transmission fluid in it because it was low 3 quarts we originally thought it was like 1 quart low but it seems to have gotten rid of most of the sound I hope it didn't cause much damage
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Saturday, September 9th, 2017 AT 10:59 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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If the noise stopped then that is a good sign. Let me know if it comes back or if you have another problem we are here to help.

Please use 2CarPros anytime. Tell a friend please.

Cheers, Ken
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Monday, September 11th, 2017 AT 9:19 AM

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