Pontiac Grand Am Problem Report
Pontiac Grand Am Intake Manifold Gasket May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil
The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.
I had the Low Coolant light come on. Took it into the dealer who said I need new Header Gaskets. I am assuming I need Lower Intake Manifold gaskets as well.
I've been reading that is a common problem with GM V6 engines as the DexCool coolant degrades the plastic gaskets.
This is apparently a known GM problem. There was a class action lawsuit that was settled in 2008 on this issue. However, GM should do a recall on this issue as it is huge. I will never buy another GM car or American car for that matter. - Visitor
noticed coolant on gound. kept adding coolant, sometimes twice a day. looked over engine compartment and saw puddle of coolent by manifold. clean area up, started car and found leak. Needs gaskets replaced. I called a repair facility was quoted between $1200.00 to $1800.00 to fix. Has Pontiac acknowledged this problem? - Visitor
Winter came, heater started blowing cold at idle but warmed when driving till fluid got low. - Visitor
car was leaking coolant, had to have intake gasket replaced. Leaked coolant again, had to have freezeplug replaced. continued to leak, was told the head gasket was blown. been driving it for about 2 years on blown head gasket. - juujuu16
I have had to replace my intake manifold gasket three times now, three years now. This car has been nothing but trouble since I got it. - Visitor
It keeps not wanting to start and its leaking oil onto my engine, the antifreeze keeps disappearing when i fill it up. and it over heats and shuts off while im driving. - Visitor
Intake manifold was leaking coolant, the fix was upwards of $1000. decided to trade the car in instead. - Visitor
engine started running rough looks like oil is leaking onto spak plugs - Visitor
0verheats, leaks antifreeze, cost $860 to repair - Visitor
heads up stay away from 2.2 4cylinder engines
i have a s10 at 81000 cost 1800.00 for new head /gasket .
the mechanic told me the heads are throw away heads /now intake
gasket is bad i was told a1000.oo again less than 30.ooo miles / and do it all over /
stay away from chevy junk have had 2chevy s both were junk ps i take very good care of my vehicles no car track
i owned 5 buicks one i drove for 15 years 73 boat tail. no chevy - Visitor
It runs hot fast and leaks under the engine - Visitor
leak cooler doing my car overheat and damaged seal and gasket from the engine. - Visitor
My car started running rough and then wouldn't hold antifreeze. The mechanic thought it might be a head gasket issue, but it turned out to be the intake gasket, which is a cheaper fix, but not by much. I can't complain though, I've gotten a lot of miles out of my car. - Visitor
intake manifld gasket leaking antifreeze…also, ignition shutdown - Visitor
Over heats. Water pump brome. Got it replAced.. The over heated more than it did before. Looked online and says I have symptoms of cracked or blown head gasket.. Got bars leak head gasket sealer. It doesn't over heat anymore, but it does still leak coolant. I hate this star. But more money to fix than I paid for! - Visitor
I have had problem for quite a while, I will replace and see what comes of it, - Visitor
first I noticed my heater stopped working, then I had a problem with overheating it seems to be using a whole lot of antifreeze send my service engine soon light started flashing when I would hit 30 mph. Then after a good test drive I realized I had an oily substance on top of my engine. I'm guessing after reading all of the other comments this is exactly what is wrong with my car.. Very disappointed. - Visitor
Loss of coolant and car is overheating. I have replaced the thermostat, the water pump, the heater core (it was blocked.The car is overheating badly and I cannot find any liquid on the ground from where my coolant my be leaking. Any ideas?
Ticked off in Eastern Canada (the mileage is in kilometers or approximztely 96000 miles) - Visitor
I don't no what wrong with this car I replace the cerpertine belt along with the water pump and thermostat I got a oil change replaxe the radiator cap I dnt nobif ir blew a head gasket and my temp gage is out and I replaced that and it still doesn't work - Visitor
there does not appear to be any coolent in the oil but we do have some oil consumption approx....
The intake manifold gasket can develop external engine oil leaks. The intake manifold will need...
The intake gasket was replaced 32,000 miles ago. Why should I need to redo this outrageously ex...
I've done several head gaskets in the past, but never seen excessive coolant in oil.. Usually a...
I have an oil leak in my car. I don't know if it's coming from the valve cover (?) or somewhere...