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Leaking Coolant, Intake Manifold Gasket Failure


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
112,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 192010

Grand Prix 3800series 2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,000 miles


i cant figure out how to remove L shape metal tub on intake manifold

- , Lou, KY, USA

problem #1

Apr 232007

(reported on)

Grand Prix SE 3.8 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,000 miles

coolant started leaking, never seen any puddles on the ground or anything but it was using coolant like crazy "dexcool" brand ..

took it in cos it was acting very weird... real rough and pouring out white smoke from the exhaust. guy checked the oil and said it had coolant all in it. turns out engine is screwed now.. gaskets blown etc.. i refuse to put another dime into this car because every time i fix something...... something else breaks on it.

i have had every problem everyone else has had with their grand prix by reading through the complaints.

I will never by another POS car like the one i have/ had now.. it can sit and rust for all i care.

- , Chicago, IL, USA

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