Question about 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix
When the heater is on, it all of a sudden stops. Now the window wont go back up and then we smell a bad odor of something burning after.
There are several things that may cause those issues - and they are all potentially dangerous ( and labor intensive )!!There could be a bad ground point, burnt or pinched wire, bad relay, poor /corroded connection to the computer, etc. I'm sorry, but this is something that requires a hands on by a knowledgeable technician!
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Posted on Mar 28, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: gasoline smell from time to time
it can be that one of the injector is leaking and the fuel gets burned on the manifolds thus runningt into the vents, secondly the pressure regulator could be leaking causing the fuel to leak and then again they get burned on the manifold due to tremondous heat
Posted on Dec 01, 2008
You need to check coolant level in rad, when cooled down, and top up your return bottle to marked level.
Start by having coolant (antifreeze) ready, remove your rad cap, and top up the rad level, then start the vehicle, and turn on your heater (not defrost) . Let it run with cap off for a while, and keep an eye on level of the rad & top up as necessary, but leave an inch or so from top.Let it run & observe your guage while doing so, and when gauge gets to normal operating temperature, your rad fan should come on, run for a while then shut off for a while, then back on again after little while, and off again. Let it do this about 3 times, top off the rad as described above, put cap back on tight, and top up your coolant return bottle to mark on side. If your rad fan doesn't come on around normal operating temperature, and gauge heads too much towards hot reading, shut vehicle off, that's an indication that your rad fan fuse has blown, or relay, or fan itself is defective. If all works well & you now have heat, great, but keep an eye on your coolant return bottle level for next while to see if it keeps going down, and add as needed if it is. If the level in bottle continues to go down, you've got a leak in the system somewhere & need to address it a.s.a. p. to hopefully avoid bigger problems, but we'll get to that only if we need to. Do what's up above and let us know the results.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
both of the other answers are possibilities, just check both fluid levels. if tranny oil is low but you see no smoke at all under the hood while it is running and you are looking at the motor, it could also be that you have some piston rings not sealing. it will usually result in low oil pressure also.
Posted on Aug 02, 2009
look for loose conectors in the blower assembly or trash inside the intake duct from outside especialy around the fan resistors.
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
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