Question about 2003 Pontiac Grand Am
There are a number of possible reasons ranging from overfilling with oil to a severely worn engine, but the most common cause is a blocked engine breather.
This needs servicing from time to time and when it's allowed to become blocked through a lack of maintenance it prevents excess crankcase pressure from escaping. The pressure still has to release somewhere and the dipstick is the most common route, as the gases escape through the narrow tube they inevitably push oil out as well.
If your engine hasn't had a major service then get that done first (it should include checking and cleaning/renewing the crankcase breather) and if the problem continues further diagnosis becomes far easier as you'll have eliminated any other causes which may be due to regular maintenance issues..
Posted on Oct 08, 2010
Excessive pressure in the crankcase of the engine.Locate the pcv valve it mabe faulty.
Posted on Oct 08, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: trans fluid
the trans pan has 2 access ports one is the drain the larger one is a standpipe. fluid is added through that hole with car level and in the air, also trans has to be at a set temp. the fluid will need to be injected into stand pipe till it runs back out ,that is your setting for fluid level and cannot be done any other way
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
Your transmission is sealed and has no dip stick, checking the fluid level properly involves using a factory scan tool.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
Drill small hole in what's left inside the tube - insert bolt extractor - pull out dip stick. Material is relatively soft so drilling is easy. Buy new dip stick.
Posted on May 03, 2010
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