Question about 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

2 Answers

I have a pink fluid leak that looks like its coming from above the trans,where would this leak be coming from?

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 48 Answers

Check to see if one of the trans cooling lines have a problem. Are you sure that it is not blowing back on the trans and in fact it's source is under the hood like a steering hose?

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Pontiac Master
  • 5,332 Answers

Do you have a 3.1 or a 3.4 liter V-6?

If so my first guess is that the lower intake gaskets are leaking. These are very common to fail on these motors. If you look under the thermostat housing ad see a pool of red coolant, Or you see the trail of coolant if you look down back behind the throttle body than that will usually confirm the problem.

You can also have leaking throttle body heater hoses, Or the hoses to the heater core may be leaking as well.

Posted on Oct 02, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Transmission fluid coming from the front of my trans

If its dripping from the Torque converter cover it probably needs a new front seal on the transmission. Gotta pull the tranny to replace the seal. Just make sure its not coming from above like where the tranny lines go into the transmission. sometimes a leak above will settle and drip at the lowest point.

Apr 01, 2014 | 1995 GMC Sierra C1500

1 Answer

Leaking power steering fluid

You are likely seeing auto trans fluid. It is often used as a substitute for power steering fluid. You say it's leaking badly so someone probably got tired of paying for power steering fluid and switched to the much cheaper ATF.

Nov 24, 2013 | 2005 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

What causes oil in the radiator of a kia sedona 2.5

If it is pink it could be trans fluid coming in thru the cooler lines.
if its brown its engine oil and you may have a leaking head gasket.

Feb 03, 2013 | 2002 Kia Sedona

1 Answer

2003 vw jetta expansion resivor is full of muck and losing transsion fluid

if the as you call it muck in the reservor is pink in color and your looking trans fluid i would say the trans cooler is leaking internally into the cooling system make sure the trans fluid is not getting pink as well it will damage the trans

Aug 12, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Found transmission fluid in the rediator overflow. engine is 3.0 v 6

Your transmission cooler in the radiator tank is probably leaking, A radiator shop could probably replace the cooler but if the radiator is old you should replace the whole thing.

Jun 05, 2011 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

1 Answer


transmission cooler in the radiator seems to be leaking, its a heat exchanger that transfers trans. fluid heat with coolant, ret the rad replaced and and the transmission flushed not just drained and filled cause when you drain a trans you do not empry the torque convertor so have it done my a reputable shop

May 26, 2010 | 2002 Ford Escape

1 Answer

1998 Rav 4 is dripping pink fluid onto ground from back right corner. Wondering what needs to get fixed.

the only thing located in that area is the tranmission.if you want,jack the car up from that side,support it with a jack stand,then get under your car and check all trans hoses including the trans,for any leaks.if the liquid is pink in color,then it has to be transmission fluid that is leaking ok.good luck and take care, manny

Apr 21, 2010 | 2007 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

I have a leak coming from under my hood

2 ways to check what it is: 1st, check all fluid levels to see what is low. 2nd, if it's clear, it is your a/c condensation vent tube (normal to drip on the ground), green is coolant, red or pink would be trans. fluid, or power steering fluid, tan, or brownish would be oil or brake fluid, blue would be windshield washer fluid. So, check all the above fluid levels to see what is low, then using a white rag or paper towel, dab the ground where the leak is dripping to determine the color. Let me know what you find.

Mar 11, 2010 | 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

1 Answer

I have a leak directly in under the engine block a clear liquid with a hint of black....

Do you have a/c in the truck? Just wondering if it's water from the condenser. How much is under the engine? Are any fluids going down and have to be topped off occasionally? Power steering and auto trans fluid are pink, coolant is green, so the only 2 possibilities would be engine oil or brake fluid. Post answers to above for further help.

May 03, 2009 | Chevrolet 1500 Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE Logo

165 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts


Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8270 Answers

Are you a Pontiac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides