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I have a 1999 Pontiac Grand AM. There is water and steam coming out of the tail pipe probably a cracked head or block is there anything I can do short of replacing the engine? Any kind of an additive I can use for a quick fix?

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Not really. I would suggest rebuild top end , Rework heads head gadket set

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