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My 2003 Pontiac Grand Am is using a gallon of antifreeze about every day (140 miles). Within the 1st few minutes after starting, the temp gauge will go all the way up then all the way back down to normal withing a mile. We thought the thermostat was sticking, but we replaced it and it still is doing the up/down thing and I have no heat in my car...just cold air.

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  • jessicamorri Dec 10, 2009

    Any of these things could cause me to be losing antifreeze at this rate?

  • jessicamorri Dec 10, 2009

    Thanks for the help. Everyone I've called says it's a head gasket and I've been wondering if it's a money scheme cause it's not even overheating.

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You will have to check as follows:--

1) it can be leaking from between the engine and the transmission
2) it Could be the heater hose causing this.

3) Or the fans randomly not kicking on to high speed...

4) And last but not the least –also check the water pump.

This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya.

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

  • charlymonty Dec 10, 2009

    yes all the said reasons can cause the heavy consumption of antifreeze.





    1) it can be leaking from between the engine and the transmission
    2) it Could be the heater hose causing this.

    3) Or the fans randomly not kicking on to high speed...

    4) And last but not the least –also check the water pump.

    This will help. Thanks please keep updated.please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya.

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