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2001 Pontiac Grand Am Question: my 2001 pontiac gran am, is leaking coolant where could it be leaking?

 

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bjlexpress, 3.4L V6, Pittsburg, CA, April 20, 2012, 16:03
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I had the car taken to a auto shop, they did a diagnostic and found leakaage from a hose, and change a o ring. The coolant light came on again a few days later, i took it back, they says that the housing gasket was broken, they didn't charge me for labor, but for the part. Now a week or so later the coolant light comes on again. Iam pissed i am taken it back but don't want to be charged. what to do? where could the leak be coming from

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    Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176
    milesauto April 23, 2012, 08:33
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    Many times the level sensor goes bad after sytem has been low on coolant. So it possibly may not even be low. Get over being mad at shop....they don't want a disatified customer...sometimes things do not go smoothly and it sounds like they are trying hard for you. Take it back and let them see what's going on.

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    bjlexpress, April 23, 2012, 09:29
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    Thank you for your response mr Automan, but i have the right to be mad. I did take the car back and i had to leave it. They told me that the hose they replaced was leaking, but there is a quick release connector, which may be cracked which goes to the hose that they replaced. If the connector was damage they would charge me for the part not labor. It turned out that it was the connector, they gave it to me and it did not look cracked, they claimed to have check the coolant tank. thats my out come thank youuu

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    November 17, 2012, 19:21
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    If your coolant light comes on and it is actually low on coolant and you dont have any evidence of a leak on the ground you could have a bad head gasket. Once your car arms up, see if your tail pipe has water coming out of it. If it does then coolant is leaking into your oil system through your bad head gasket. You might also see evidence of water in your oil pan when you drain the oil. Oil turn a foamy tan color when water is introduced.

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