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The power steering pump has hoses that attach to the coolant pipe (silver pipe). The silver pipe is basically all coolant and inside that pipe has capillary tubes that has the power steering fluid flowing through it. It's basically an air to water power steering cooler. One hose should be coming from the power steering pump and the other should be coming from the rack.

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on Nov 03, 2017

either the slave or master cylinder (or both ) may need an overhaul , plunger(s) may not be returning as have gone past the seal, try this first and change fluid at same time , cheapest option , when driving does the clutch slip ? if not would think clutch assembly is ok

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on Jun 08, 2017

it is the sensor after the cat converter for the bank at the front of the engine if it is a conventional engine configuration and not front wheel drive then bank 2 is the lhs of the engine looking at the fan from the front. the sensor will be after the cat converter
the sensor before the cat ( exhaust manifold) is a HO2S which is a heated sensor and a totally different sensor and operation

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on Aug 21, 2015

When you change antifreeze an air pocket is created in engine behind thermostat. You must let it run until the thermostat opens. Until then, liquid will boil backfkowing through bottom of radiator.
As for milky look, blown headgasket would cause white foam that if left alone wouldclear up. Otherwise it could be an additive in the fluid such as rust preventative.

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on Apr 27, 2015

Under vehicle, passenger side, below seating area, near fuel tank, mounted on frame rail in fuel line

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2002 Pontiac... | Answered on Feb 14, 2015

Sounds like maybe a fuel problem, check fuel pressure regulator it may be leaking and that is the smell. Pull vacume hose off and look for fuel.

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on Jan 06, 2015

Almost sounds like a security system/immobilizer issue. Did you recently disconnect or replace the battery? Is the security light on the dashboard blinking? You may need to have the security system reset.

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on Dec 24, 2014

I am not sure why you are dropping gas tank. Canister purge valve should be located near intake manifold under hood of car. hope this helps

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on Aug 02, 2014

Sounds like the sway bar might be broken. Turn the steering wheel so you can look into the inside of the fender behind the wheel. There is a large bar that connects both the front lower control arms together, sometimes this bar breaks and rubs the ends together causing a popping noise.

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on Jun 27, 2014

It is most likely broken/ You cannot get just the spring and since it is a critical part in the event of a crash, you should see about getting a whole new oem one from a dealer. If not you need to get the part from a salvage yard. The added benefit to a salvage yard is if you get to take it out. you know what to expect on your car.

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on May 15, 2014

If you have a cable operated clutch then check the engine mounts especially the rear mount or reaction rod on a transverse transmission.. If you had a clutch problem it would be there all the time and the indications are that it would be slipping , shuddering , grabbing and generally be a pain in traffic. I would be looking for a reason to allow the engine /transmission to get out of alignment and cause binding of the drive shafts . If front wheel drive check cv joints and suspension points . If rear wheel drive check for problems in the slip joint or "u" joints.

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on May 15, 2014

Manual transmission............ check the shifter adjustment, or the reverse gear s broken.

Automatic transmission.......... check the shifter adjustment and sensor adjustments if you have a scan tool. Or the reverse clutch pack has worn out. These did have problems with slippage, if it had a slipping problem it is probably gone now.

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on May 15, 2014

Check water pump.

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on Nov 05, 2013

the drain hole for the sun roof may have come off. or the roof panel is leaking some were check the rim on the roof. sun roof has 4 lines two at the front and two at the back, the two at the back you cannot see as it goes into the roof lining if you park on an incline with the engine up then the rear ones are iver blocked or the lines have come out.

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on Oct 11, 2013

It is called window runner or channelling It can be purchase from vehicle parts shops or shops that specialise in rubbers and vinyls

2002 Pontiac... | Answered on Sep 23, 2013

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