Question about 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix

1 Answer

Car overheating Drove my car for about 10 minutes when the temp gauge was high. I pulled over shut it off and let it cool down before driving it to the mech. When I arrived at the shop it was hot again but then dropped down into normal range. I let it idle for a bit to see if the temp would stablize but it started to climb.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 416 Answers

You need to check the water pump and coolant level. If coolant level is low you might have the air pocket in system. Overheating of the car can cause the damadge of head gaskette and engine block itself.
Good Luck

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2000 BMW 528i running hot


is the cooling fan cutting in ? run the engine whilst stationary with the hood up , give it a little gas 2000revs and wait for the temp gauge to rise ,the cooling fan should be heard cutting in , and off again once cooled the engine temp down ,this may take 10-15 mins but you have to be sure the fan is cutting in or you may cook the engine

Jun 03, 2014 | 2000 BMW 528i

1 Answer

Temp gauge shows high and engine shuts off and cools down and then starts up


check coolant level in the radiator at the cap. have a pressure test done on the coolant system to check for leaks . Have a compression test done to check for head gasket and cracks.. Have the radiator flow tested to check for blocked cores.

Feb 01, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1994 vw golf 1.9 overheating


First question is what constitutes "overheating".
Since the car has been parked for years, the thermostat could be sticking closed.
The cooling system could have air pockets and need to be bled.
The water pump may be corroded inside and not pumping enough volume.
If the gauge goes above half way, the fans should start up. But half way should be more or less normal, not hot yet.
I would look at flow problems first, beginning with removing the thermostat and driving it without one for a few days. Also check and see if there is a process to bleed the cooling system of air.

Jun 24, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car overheated Iin November of 2010. Turned it off, cooled it down, added coolant - no further problems. Today, May of 2011, red warning light came on 10 minutes into drive. 50's outside temp. ...


Sounds like a bad water pump or radiator. Make sure the radiator fins arent clogged or inside of radiator, water pump not circulating the coolant properly will also cause overheating, old coolant will not properly dissipate heat efficiently and may need flushed. Also make sure the coolant has a 50% mix of water as the water does most of the cooling not the antifreeze. Hope this gives you some good places to start.

May 13, 2011 | BMW 325 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My car overheated yesterday. I pulled over and let it cool down. I opened the hood of my car and there was lot's of steam. It cooled down and I drove it home. I just started it to see what's wrong. I...


thats due to low or no coolant, you shouldnt drive this overheating engine damage will occur,the first thing is to fill the radiator up, and look around for any leaks, if no leaks are seen, then start engine and allow it to warm up, leave cap off at first to top off coolant, after a few minutes install cap and let it run, keep an eye on the temp gauge and also watch for leaks. this problem is due to a coolant leak,maybe a hose is bad or it was low on coolant or you have a bad thermostat, good day.

Apr 13, 2011 | 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

1 Answer

I noticed two days ago that the a/c cooling system was not cooling as it should. Drove it for a short time yesterday - same experience. Today after driving about 10 minutes in stop and go traffic -...


Sounds as if the electric fan on the radiator isn't coming on. Most radiator shops also work with A/C systems and may be more qualified to do the work. However, any good "normal" repair shop should also be able to diagnose the problem. Try not to drive it very far and keep close watch on the engine temperature. An overheat can do extensive (expensive) engine damage. If you have a fill cap on the radiator, fill it there (when cooled down) filling the recovery bottle may not be sufficient to get coolant into the engine.

Feb 21, 2011 | 2002 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

I have an 1998 Subaru Forester - it has overheated three times in five days. The coolant is full and new, the thermostat was replaced today. The old thermostat spring was fully extended, after replacing...


Subarus can be challenging to "burp" Sometimes it takes several attempts to get the air out of the system. The procedure is simple. Top off the radiator, squeeze the hose a few times to help get the air out, replace the cap and start the car. let it idle or drive slowly near home with the heat on high. once the temp gauge begins to rise, if there is no heat get the car back to the driveway before the temp gauge gets half way. Shut the engine off wait for it to cool, at least 10 minutes. Then check the radiator again. If there is still air top off again and repeat. After 3 or 4 attempts if there is still air and or the coolant reservoir seems to be filling, try replacing the radiator cap. If this doesn't solve the problem, It may be a head gasket.

Feb 12, 2011 | 1998 Subaru Forester

2 Answers

1995 Mitsubishi Diamante is overheating. Oil pressure light came on - oil was low 2 quarts. Added oil, drove down the street, temp gauge went to Hot. Let car cool down. Drove home, check engine light came...


something is strange here thats for sure ,firstly take thermostat out and put it in a saucepan of water and boil it to see if opens .,check the oil light switch and pull the rubber boot cover back to see if any oil is behind it ??.-You are buying trouble with a car with such a high mileage on it ,never buy anything with more than 50,000 miles or you are just buying someones rubbish

Apr 05, 2010 | 1995 Mitsubishi Diamante

1 Answer

Engine overheating


is the radiator low on coolant? dont think you have a bad head gasket, does sound more like a bad cooling fan and/or thermostat

Feb 07, 2010 | 1991 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Overheating/No Heat 2001 Impala


change the thermostat and the temp gauge in the radiator

Mar 03, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Impala

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Pontiac Grand Prix Logo

163 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70346 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6869 Answers

Are you a Pontiac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...