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2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2dr Coupe

2000 Pontiac Grand Am
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Compact
20 mpg city / 32 mpg hwy
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October 17, 2012, 11:09 am

John R
 

Question: Car overheating, what's my problem?

I have a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am, and the car has been overheating. I have put a new thermostat in thinking that was it, but I'm still having the issue. I have bled the lines on the cooling system twice. Once a couple days ago and once again today. I heard an air pocket pop each time. I have been told that I may have to do this a couple times to get all the air out. Also, the car isn't showing any signs of a blown head. No water under the car and no leaks, no miss while driving, and no steam/smoke coming out of the car. Could that still be the issue?


October 23, 2012, 9:23 pm

Richard W
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No I would make sure the the fans come on. If they don't replace them. If they do you mite need a new radaitor.


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