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Intake Manifold Gasket Failure


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
102,562 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace intake manifold gasket (2 reports)
1998 Pontiac Grand Am engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 032008

Grand Am SE 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,123 miles


This was the second time to have to have the intake manifold gasket replaced in 3 years.

BUT Take Note* There is a proposed class action settlement that I just filed a claim for. There was a notice posted in the Sunday paper. Go to and see if your GM vehicle is listed for any of the three groups of vehicles. I hope this happens. There is a deadline to file so get your claim in now!!! And good luck to us all!!

- , Marysville, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 032008

Grand Am SE 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

Dealer informed me a 75K maintenance the intake manifold gasket needed replacing due to imminent coolant damage to the engine. I am wary of dealers though mine is rated highly for honesty and had it replaced at a reputable auto repair shop. Today my car in having its 2nd intake manifold gasket installed at the dealer a mere 30K miles since the first one was replaced. I am seeing a pattern here....duh.

- , Marysville, WA, USA

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