Coolant Leaking


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
139,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. repair plastic housing (1 reports)
1997 Pontiac Grand Am cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1997 Pontiac Grand Am Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 202010

Grand Am GT 2.4L

  • Manual transmission
  • 170,000 miles


I had the same problem with a coolant leak that was hard to locate. Turned out that it was the plastic housing at the top of the motor (where you'd think the thermostat would be located). I don't know exactly what it's called but if you talk to a mechanic they know. It's some sort of coolant housing made of plastic. Anyway, that's what it was on my car. It was a small hairline crack in the housing that caused a slow (but annoying) coolant leak and made my low coolant light always come on. It cost me $40 to have it repaired at the shop. Very quick & simple job.

- , Montello, WI, USA

problem #2

Aug 112009

Grand Am SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

My car has been leaking coolant on and off throughout the year, I took it to one mechanic and he said he couldn't find anything wrong with it. I haven't had any one else look at it yet, I'm a struggling college student, so right now all I have been doing is buying more coolant every few weeks.

- , Clinton, IA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012008

Grand Am SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 137,000 miles

I own a grandam se for four years ,when i first got it the coolant leak ,but not really bad i had to fill it up maybe every three months,lately its been every couple days .take my advice don't by one. If anyone knows the class action link ,please email me at

- , Crandall, GA, US

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