Grand Am

Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating on Pontiac Grand Am

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 113,650 (14,500–160,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.1L V6, 3.4L V6, 4 Cylinder, V6
10 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, more1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002
27 people reported this problem
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Water pump started leaking and found out that it is driven by the timing chain.There is quite a bit of work to do this job.I have not fixed it yet.
Will not hold coolent and results in over heating.
is it easy to fix yourself my brother is gonna fix it
Water pump and near coolant reservoir is pouring out all my coolant
My car started overheating quite frequently, luckily it was still under warranty so I took it to the shop and they told me it was the water pump. They replaced it and I still had to pay my deductible which wasn't cheap. I drove the car for a couple of months and it started overheating again, I checked the coolent tank and it was practically empty. I took it back to the shop and they said it was some kind of hose and the cap to my coolent overflow tank. They replaced both of those things and not even 2 days later it was overheating again. My dad looked at it and it was the water pump again, so I bought one on Amazon and my dad put it in for me. Since then I really haven't had anymore overheating problems.