Last post on Dec 01, 2012 at 7:42 AM
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Pontiac Grand Prix, Engine, Sedan
Oct 27, 2012 (8:25 pm)
I am shocked to see all of the Grand Prix's that have caught fire.
My car engine started on fire last week, 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix with the 3800 engine. I decided to google Pontiac fires because I was so confused why it started on fire.
Parked my car outside to go into a store and within a few minutes I overhear someone mentioning that an older Grand Prix has smoke coming from the engine and I go outside to see it was my car!
Car is totalled just lucky the car fire didn't injure anyone or anything else. Still a little freaked out that could have started in my garage.
Didn't realize there were all these issues with the 3800 engine.
Nov 30, 2012 (10:43 pm)
MY 97 grand prix caught fire back in September. the fire went out before it caused any serious damage. off instinct, I replaced the cat converter, spark plug wires, o2 sensor, and power steering hose, car still gives off burning smell but I won't drive it longer than 5 minutes for fear that it will catch on fire again. I called the dealer and they said that my car had already been serviced for the recall and they sent me a letter saying my car was out of warranty in 2007 so what next? I really would like to drive my car again.
#428 of 428 Re: Same problem [zthomas91]
Dec 01, 2012 (7:42 am)
The dealer told you it had already been serviced for the recall by taking of the plastic part that would catch and hold oil drippings.
What I would do is replace the silicon valve cover seals with new ones. They tend to settle with age and not seal as tightly, allowing a little leakage. Replacing them stops the leak.