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#1910 of 2589 Never Ending Coolant/Overheating Problems
Apr 01, 2005 (6:34 pm)
Can someone please help me?
I bought a 1994 Pontiac Grand Am with 90k miles on it for $1000.00 about 6 months ago. Since I have made this haunting mistake, it has been in the shop 6 different times, spending about $2000.00 . I noticed a few weeks ago that the low coolant light kept going, there was a leak coming from the passenger front end and the thermostat would go into the red. I brought it to a new garage to get it fixed. They installed a new water pump and thermostat ($600.00). I went to pick it up today, and on the way home I noticed the low coolant light was still on and it was running past 220, but not quite in the red. I took it back to the shop and they told me that there may be some air bubbles and to let it run a bit and they should come out. I went home, let it sit for about 3 hours and took it for a road test. I first drove through town, 35-45 mph, still over 220 but not in the red. I took it on the highway, the second I sped up, it went below 220 then slowly crept up to just below the red. It doesn't seem to go in the red, but for $600.00, I am not impressed!!! Please somebody help me figure out what is wrong with my car! The techs can't!
#1911 of 2589 More gas was the solution... thank you.
Apr 04, 2005 (6:33 am)
#1912 of 2589 Re: Never Ending Coolant/Overheating Problems [rezn8princess]
Apr 05, 2005 (9:10 am)
Reminder - please do not post your email address in messages. We like to keep the discussions here. Plus, you don't want to end up on a bunch of spam lists.
#1913 of 2589 oil filter
Apr 07, 2005 (11:28 am)
does anyone know what number oil fliter a 2001 grand am gt uses with a mobil-1 filter
#1914 of 2589 Re: 1994 Grand Am SE with water on the floor [football]
Apr 07, 2005 (2:03 pm)
I have the same problem! Mine is also a 1994 Grand Am, bought brand new from the factory.
This problem started last summer/fall. I noticed the floor under the carpet on the driver's front seat and the back seat (right side of car) were soaked. I sopped it up a few times and then winter came. So far, it hasn't rained much, so I don't know yet if the problem will persist. I did read somewhere that a rear taillight was not sealed properly on a Grand Am and this caused the problem.
#1915 of 2589 04 Grand Am SE: how do u disable the speed govenor?
Apr 08, 2005 (7:28 am)
at about what speed does the govenor shut off the engine?
#1916 of 2589 Re: . [szerfas]
Apr 08, 2005 (6:46 pm)
1997 I purchased a 1994 Red Grand-Am Gt two door. It had 80,000 miles on. At 150,000 the Tranny began to make a clunking sound. I had it check and re-built. It cost me 1,500. It lasted just past the lousy 90 day warranty, than began making the clunking sound again, only not as bad as before. I put another 55,000 miles on the car. The Original Water Pump failed at about 180,000. Other than that the car preformed flawlessly. I replaced it at 205,000 miles. It was still making the clunking noise. I brought a 2002 Sliver two door Grand-Am Gt. It had 30,000 miles on it. It now has 47,000. So far I have nothing really bad to say about the car. It could use more horse Power. I have had it up to 110 MPH. After about 100 MPH you have to drop into third to go faster. Other than weak Tyrannies and low horse power from most of GM's motors I think it's a nice car. Big improvement over the 94. So far gas mileage as been pretty good. I drive about 80 miles a day. I can usually drive the five day work week on a tank of gas, and have a little left over on Friday. Note: I have installed a K&N filter. Saw a slight improvement in both performance and fuel economy.
#1917 of 2589 Re: 1994 Grand Am SE with water on the floor [barnangel]
Apr 09, 2005 (8:14 am)
Water under floor is probably actually coming from a rusted-out heater air collector box in front of the windshield and running down the inside of the firewall and under the carpet to pool in the lowest areas of the floor. Others might find that that the trap door (1 of 2) under the blower that drains water to the engine side of the firewall is plugged with debris and the water is backing up into the blower but I wasn't that lucky, mine was rusted out on the interior side of the seam which is actually the top of the firewall. I attacked this problem by removing the hood, wipers, plastic cover/grill and loosening the blower housing as much as possible (a real pain). Then I cleaned out all the debris and scraped off as much of the rust as I could with a Dremel and a wire brush and sanding disk. Then filled seam with KopperLastik roofing tar. Lot of work and I didn't get it all so there's still a bit of a leak. Am going to spike hiles in my floorboards at the accumulation points to allow the excess to drain and park in the sun with my windows cracked until I have the energy to tear it apart again. If the damn thing wasn't so much fun to drive I'd make a boat anchor out of it.
#1918 of 2589 Intermittent Chimes and check engine light - Grand am 99
Apr 11, 2005 (8:27 am)
Just re-posting under Pontiac to get user reactions
Have a Pontiac Grand Am 1999 - 122k miles. The service engine light comes on occasionally .. then dashboard stops and power window stops as well.
Then after restarting or driving for a few minutes.. everything comes back on....
Decided to buy an OBD II scanner... after diagnostic got this codes....
P1665 GM EVAP Vent Valve Solenoid Control Circuit (1998)
P1676 GM EVAP Canister Purge Solenoid Control CKT
Any tips would be helpful
#1919 of 2589 P1676 code
Apr 11, 2005 (8:46 am)
I think that may be something as simple as gas cap, either on crooked, not tight, or gasket leaking.