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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Gt with V6 Engine.

I have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am Gt with a V6 engine. Just has the head gasket replaced on it and drove it home. Drove fine for a couple days. Now the car will not start and when it does, its only for about a minute and it is bogging down really bad (sounds like its under water) I checked for engine for codes, no codes found. Called the guy that replaced the head gasket and he thought it may be a vacuum leak, could not find a leak anywhere. I wanted him to look at it and fix it but he says its not his problem and if we want him to look at it he is going to charge us for it. I'm not paying to have him fix his mistake.

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Those engines have aluminum heads, check ratiator cap for a for oil, water mix, check dip stick for a milky look! If you see this, the head is cracked.

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    pull the spark plugs out and turn over. see if any water is spitting out

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HE MIGHT NOT OF TORQUED THE HEAD DOWN PROBLEY..... ASK SOME ELSE FOR 2ND OPINION....DID HE CHECK THE HEAD TO SEE IF IT WAS WARPED (NOT LEVEL) THIS WILL CAUSE THE GAKSET TO LEAK......IF WARPED....

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Have someone help you. open the gas tank and have them listen closely as you turn the key to the on pos. if they hear the buzzing sound your fuel pump is working, if not.. it will need to be replaced. if it is the fuel filter may be clogged. these gm cars have many many elect issues.

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