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Intake Manifold Gasket Failure, Leaking Coolant

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9.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,200.00
Average Mileage:
103,509 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace intake manifold gasket (2 reports)
  3. replace head gasket (1 reports)
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 012014

Grand Am GT 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH MY PONTIAC UNTIL LAST YEAR. I WAS DRIVING IT WHEN THE CAR STARTED TO OVER HEAT, SO I TURNED THE CAR OFF TO PREVENT ANY DAMAGES. WHEN THE CAR HAD COOLED DOWN I CHECKED THE ANTIFREEZE IN IT TO SEE IF IT WAS LOW, BUT IT WASN'T SO I TRIED STARTING IT, WELL NEEDLESS TO SAY IT WOULDN'T START SO I HAD TO HAVE IT TOWED.

I SENT IT TO THE REPAIR SHOP THEY TOLD ME THAT IT WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A NEW HEAD. SO I DECIDED TO GET A SECOND OPINION THE SECOND GUY TOLD ME THAT EVERY PONTIAC THAT HE HAD WORKED ON HAD THE SAME PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THE CAR HASN'T BEEN FIXED BECAUSE I CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY FOR NEW HEADS FOR MY CAR! I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THIS LOOKED INTO SEEING HOW MY CAR ISN'T THE ONLY ONE WITH THE PROBLEM! I THINK THAT IF THERE HAS BEEN SEVERAL VEHICLES WITH THE SAME PROBLEM THEY SHOULD AT LEAST FIX THIS!

- , Creston, NC, USA

problem #5

Apr 022012

Grand Am SE 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

i bought a 99 pontiac grand am it over heats all the time I am told that it is the head or intake gasket I heard that there was some kind of lawsuit going on over this and decided to try my luck.

- , Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #4

Oct 202008

Grand Am SE 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Low coolant indicator light would continuously stay on despite the fact the coolant level being fine in the car. Changing the sensor and the thermostat didn't solve the problem. The engine never indicated that it was overheating at any time. The car continued on that way until July 2009 was when all hell started to break loose. The coolant started leaking from somewhere. The care never indicated the car was overheating but the oil and water was mixing in the engine. The machanic said that the intake caused the whole problem. Now I am in need of a new engine. My complaint is that if an engine is hot or over heating it has an indicator light that is suppose to warn me but failed to do so. Low Coolant does not indicate overheating it indicates the fluid level.

- , Griffin, GA, USA

problem #3

Mar 272009

Grand Am SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 143,055 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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I looked at my car today and noticed when I took out the spark plug and one had oil on it all over. Well i dont know what the problem is but i need some feed back on it. The other problem is that the water outlet keeps breaking and the car runs hot if i go into the store for a min if it runs more than 10 mins it runs hot and the water outlet breaks and i have already replaced 3 of them.

- , Biloxi, MS, USA

problem #2

Oct 262007

(reported on)

Grand Am GT 3.4L V6 H.O

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

Ok ladies and gentleman... if you are reading this you probably google-d some of the problems you are having with your Pontiac Grand Am. Well, i have a GT and lets say it is a POS for starters. Never had so many problems with cars, and never again will i purchase a General Motors product. This is a costly problem with these cars and i swear one of these days when i am an attorney, i will take GM to court. To first off put this "dex-cool" coolant into cars,knowing dang well that it could act the way it does, and secondly not provide any type of reimbursement for the customer... is inexplicably ridiculous to say the least. My car has 60,000 miles on it and the intake gasket is going bad?! This is RIDICULOUS!

SOMEBODY SUE THESE CRIMINALS!!!

-Kyle

- , Allendale, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 122007

(reported on)

Grand Am 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

I am on my third intake gasket and really don't know why this happens. I think if enough Grand am owners complain to GM maybe something will happen. I also have a problem with the engine temperature running hotter than normal. No matter what I replace the temp gauge always reads over 205 to 210.

- , Velburg, Bayern, Germany

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