Question about 1996 Pontiac Grand Am
My wife heard a pop or thump from the right side of the car/engine while driving ~35mph, but had no degraded engine performance. I noticed a 2ft wide wet spot below the right side of the engine the next day or so. I pulled the car back to see if the drip would continue. It was much less the next day. The spot completelly evaporated and there is no evidence of the spot, but had a oily consistancy when first found. I don't think its engine oil. Too fine of a grade. There is no evidence of this substance slinging up top of the engine. I drove the car and all seems fine. Only now at Idle the engine is loping at a lower RPM. Power steering is ok.
We had just gotten the EGR valve replaced due to the car failing emmisions. Emmisions passed after the work was done. The car has not even been driven 500 miles since the work.
Be sure to inspect all hoses for any wear or cracks that may lead to any leaks. Keep in mind that the top return hose that pushes coolant into the top of the radiator may only have fluid in it when the vehicle is warm or if it is running. Let me know if you have any more questions.
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
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