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.
Intake Manifold Gasket May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil on Pontiac Grand Am
Average mileage: 119,653 (10,000–316,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.3L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.1L V6, 3.4L V6, 4 Cylinder, V6
132 people reported this problem
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am- 3.4L V614,523Visitor
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.
2004 Pontiac Grand Am- 3.4L V653,232Visitor
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.
2003 Pontiac Grand Am- 3.4L V6Visitor
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?
2001 Pontiac Grand Am- 3.4L V6125,500Visitor
Winter came, heater started blowing cold at idle but warmed when driving till fluid got low.
2001 Pontiac Grand Am- 4 Cylinder131,000Visitor
2001 grand am , I found a huge puddle of oil under my car this morning. guess the intake gaskets have failed? put my car up on ramps- the oil has spread to my exhaust and cat-converter...Help
2001 Pontiac Grand AmVisitor
engine started running rough looks like oil is leaking onto spak plugs
2002 Pontiac Grand Am- 3.4L V6110,000Visitor
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.
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.
1999 Pontiac Grand Am- 3.1L V6117,695Visitor
0verheats, leaks antifreeze, cost $860 to repair
2004 Pontiac Grand Am- 3.4L V6122,000Visitor
Intake manifold was leaking coolant, the fix was upwards of $1000. decided to trade the car in instead.
2000 Pontiac Grand Am- 2.4L 4 Cylinder209,756Visitor
Leaks colant while standing still
2001 Pontiac Grand Am166,845Visitor
It runs hot fast and leaks under the engine
2003 Pontiac Grand Am- 2.2L 4 Cylinder155,000Visitor
Car over heated while driving. Had a friend look at it and said this was a common problem. Has has not been fixed yet.
1997 Pontiac Grand Am- 2.4L 4 Cylinder107,000Visitor
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
1996 Pontiac Grand Am- 3.1L V6103,224Visitor
leak cooler doing my car overheat and damaged seal and gasket from the engine.
2002 Pontiac Grand Am- 2.3L 4 Cylinder167,148Visitor
Oil in the over flow tank
i have a 1990 pontiac 6000 also has this problem i just brought it two weeks ago, I'm trying to find the cheapest estimate for a new intake manifold gasket as my engine light has came on but not while drive i noticed leaking oil and watery substance / coolant to be leaking on the gasket due to it being plastic and heating up …?? I'm lost i would like to fix this car and continue driving it was riding smooth .
2005 Pontiac Grand Am- V682,000Visitor
I have oil (or is it coolant) leaking over my two front tires and have fixed the intake gasket everyone is talking about twice. My garage floor is swimming in whatever it is that is leaking. I am fed up. I hate to get rid of my car because this is the most dependable car I have owned since 2006. I have been told by the mechanics that this is a long running problem with the grand am. I am ready for a trade in but worry that I will buy something with worse problems than this. The last mechanic reported that many bolts were missing and he didn't even bother to replace them.
2002 Pontiac Grand Am- 3.4L V6167,000Visitor
Engine overheating, and running rough, along with white smoke emitted from the exhaust pipe. A new gasket is recommended, but not yet installed.
2001 Pontiac Grand Am- V6Visitor
this has happened twice.1 st time motor was replaced since i was told motor was bad and now same issue on 2nd motor with about 98,000 miles
there does not appear to be any coolent in the oil but we do have some oil consumption approx. 60k miles
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