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2000 Grand Am overheating and inside heater blows cold air then hot then cold. On of the hoses coming off the coolant surge tank is just hanging there pouring fluids all over my motor,,, can not find where this hose attaches... HELP I just got the car. I have never seen a car that doesnt have a radiator cap or transmission dip stick... I am stuck with this car and the car dealer has got me good

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Dear tnevilcat,

You may just need an engine thermostat!

The hose coming off the coolant surge tank doesn't attach to anything! Yes they all just pour the boiling fluid onto the road!

If you think you got a raw deal....go right to the dealer you bought it from and if they laugh...

Click on the following link and do a little investigation....What happened to you is just not right!
http://law.freeadvice.com/general_practice/lemon_law/lemon_law_used_car.htm

What state are you in? Different States have different laws! Check google.com for your States "Lemon Law Used Cars Your State".

Did you get a written warranty? It may not matter!

Get back if you need more help!
jackiaria
Tuesday 02-24-2009 8:58am EST (USA)

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    Jack Iaria Feb 24, 2009

    If there are two hoses coming off the overflow tank then one of them attaches to the radiator!

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How long have you had it, and has he never heard of the Lemon Law? You have protection for this, if it hasn't been too long.
That tube should be attached to either fitting right below rad cap, or it's the overflow side of your return bottle and should be routed downward toward ground. If coming from top of bottle, it should go to rad cap area. Top up your coolant in rad with engine running and heat turned on & let it run for 10-15 with cap off , then put cap on.

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