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My 1996 Pontiac GP has the coolant light on and I wamted to asked what is recommended. Should I carry it to a dealer or is this something I can fix.

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You can check your coolant level when it is cold pop radiator cap off and add fluid and make sure your overflow is up to a good level. if the light comes back on after that than you need to take to mechanic.

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Low coolant light stays on even after filled

These lights light up for two reasons.
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2 When the wire is grounded somewhere.
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I need the fuse diagram for tha 1996 pontiac grand am gt

- take down the Vin # - call the local dealer and ask about recalls and service bulletins - you will be amazed. Some recalls must be fixed for the life of the vehicle.

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2001 Pontiac GP (3.8l l36) oil getting into

Remove timing cover and replace gasket. The pump is in the cover and I have seen gasket failure there that will cause oil in coolant. Your motor is a 3800.

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1996 Pontiac Grand prix Coolant problem.

The car came with GM dexcool in it and was mixed with a noncompatable antifreeze. You need to flush to entire cooling system including the heater core. Any Certified shop can handle this job and recycle the used fluid. As for the Ck engine light only a scan can tell you if it is related or not.

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Check the catalytic converter. If it is clogged, it will reduce your your power and increase the temp of the car, especially on steep inclines.

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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.
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