Question about 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
Car in mint condition..had upper and lower gasket work done by dealer in 2008 for a road trip with other repairs...I took my car in for my regular change of fluids...miles @ 172.000 and she purrrs....not noise from the motor....Until I recieve bad gas and put in a claim...that still be check out...Well this is the new problem.....as I was saying had my regular change of fluids with a oil change/filter I had already purchase all the needed Items only paying for Labor $100. Right after change about 10 mile into driving a lot of smoke came from up the hood an I call them and they said to return and I did to wash it off..a week later I smell antifreeze. well the car had set for 2wks. So I check under the hood before I leave and don't see the new radiator cap put on and then I check the oil and Its very very dark. I had only driving less then 100 miles after the work was done how they say I have a blown gasket.
First you have to put a radiator cap on it, top it up first and that will stop your smell of antifreeze. Then you need an oil change and watch them do it, so you know your dirty oil is out and new oil is in. Change the filter as well. Some scammer garages will charge you an not do it!
Now drive for a week and check the oil to see if it is black or golden? Check the coolant level to see if you have lost any? Then check under the oil filler cap to see it is it white and creamy, that is the test for a blown gasket and water in the oil.
Posted on Mar 10, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
No this cant be right..
If it is as simple as a oil change and rotating your tyres it should not cost you more than AU$200 MAX! look at it this way.
An oil filter would cost around the AU$20 mark, and thats a pretty good oil filter.
Now you can buy 5-6 litres of oil for AU$30 and thats reasonable oil.
A sump plug washer [if they charge you] AU$2 dollars.
and labour AU$40 all up thats AU$92, and the currancy in the states is stronger than Australia's dollar.
Now to rotate a few tyres.. any monkey could do that... That should add another AU$100 MAXIMUM.
all up AUD$192 and thats not even being generous.
I dont know were they got that figure from, but believe me. you could get that done in under $200 easy!
Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
SOURCE: Overheating, no coolant loss
I have a 1996 Pontiac Firebird with the 3.8 L V6, and have had problems until I replaced the DexCool (it's never ran so good!) However relating to your problem, there was a class action lawsuit regaurding the 1996 GMC/BUICK/PONTIAC 3.1 L engine, due to DexCool destroying the engine/heads/etc. Follow the link - I do not know all of the details, but it may be worth checking out. 1996 was the first year that DexCool was used at GM.
Hope it helps.
Posted on May 14, 2009
SOURCE: gas smell inside pontiac vibe
I HAVE A PONTIAC VIBE 2003 AND LATELY I NOTICE MY CAR RUNNING ROUGH WHEN I AM AT A STOP SIGN I DON'T NEED TO PUT MY FEET ON THE GAS PEDDEL THE CAR PLUNGE AND ALSO BURNING A LOT OF LATELY WHAT'S WRONG.
Posted on Sep 10, 2012
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