LOST A QUART OF COOLANT FROM RADIATOR

  • Tiny
  • Sonny Metcalf
  • 1997 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
  • 75,000 MILES

I have a 1997 Pontiac Bonnenille LE with a 3.8 engine. I suddenly lost about a quart of coolant from the radiator; and the engine wont start. Ihave had 2 repair shops tell me this is 2 different issues. Probably a computer and a intake manifold problems. Your ideas appreciated.

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Thursday, January 5th, 2012 AT 8:55 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Fixitmr
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Whats not working? Spark or fuel pressure? You can locate leak with pressure test.

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Thursday, January 5th, 2012 AT 9:05 PM
  • Tiny
  • Sonny Metcalf
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A local GM dealer tells me the engine is ruined because of the anti- freeze inside the engine. Is this probable?

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Monday, January 9th, 2012 AT 8:39 PM
  • Tiny
  • Fixitmr
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Seems unlikely unless you drove it that way for a time? Ask them to be more specific as to damage. Usually it's overheat related if at all.

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Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 AT 8:35 PM

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