2000 Pontiac Grand Am anti freeze leak

Tiny
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  • 2000 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 2.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • AUTOMATIC
I recently purchased the car used. It has reportedly had a tune up and oil change both with less than 200 miles on it. I recently noticed my engine light coming on. Now I'm noticing anti freeze leaking with smoke coming from under the hood which is when the engine light comes on. The heat works fine it doesn't overheat according to the gauges. The smoke does appear to be coming from the center closer to the windshield which seeps out on the driver side the car runs great after adding antifreeze its fine no smoke no engine light. Wondering if I have a damaged hose or something. Thank you guys you are awesome to do this service to help people. GOD BLESS YOU!
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Saturday, March 29th, 2014 AT 11:00 PM

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Tiny
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Scan for codes then have coolant system pressure checked for leaks lmay be ahead /intake gasket
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Sunday, March 30th, 2014 AT 8:50 AM
Tiny
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It has been scanned at autozone and oreillys. Their were no codes it does not over heat pressure system has been checked it is leaking over the k frame onto the transmission it smokes at times and other times does not not sure if its leaking from a hose or what also replaced thermostat and gaskets
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 AT 1:38 AM
Tiny
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Because O'reillys and autozone are parts people they aren't a mechanic. It's ok to get codes read there as they can only read engine an dtrans codes but they can't say why they are there. The leak you are talking about is very common on these earlier engines as it comes form the intake and sometimes head gaskets. But normally only apro or someone who repairs these have the experience to say exactly where. Obviously you are in no h urry to get his fixed.
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 AT 6:21 AM
Tiny
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I am planning to get it fixed as soon as possible but I am being told by the mechanics I have talked to it could be several things which is why I came to you guys for help I am not at all mechanically inclined so im providing information to you that I have been provided from the mechanics I have talked to and had look at the vehicle is im not sure what to fix I dont kno where to start so can you please help me with that
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 AT 9:25 AM
Tiny
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It can be several things that is the point in my last reply I gave you a most likely cause of that year which is intake gaskets but it cold be head gaskets as well. Then you get into things like cracked heads etc. If your shop you took it to hasn't many complaints through better business bureau and is busy then they probably do good work at a fair price. Which for head gaskets is around $1200-1500 on your car depending on many things like coolant, hoses etc. We can't see the car nor test it ourselves so that is why we give answers like I have given. We (mechanics) are not like everyone thinks and that is to rip off everyone for our work. You don't have to do that just give an honest days work for an honest wage. Being a mechanic isn't easy, working around dirty engines and cars and people expect just any idiot can fix them. It's not like that especially today. Sorry for the rant
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 AT 9:45 AM
Tiny
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Its okay I really appreciate what you guys do I've been ripped off by mechanics and car dealers the last few yyears as rd I've gotten a dif car every year because people these days have a evil tendency to take advantage of other people n its sickening I do not have the funds to buy another car so im trying to b very inquisitive and cautious at the same time I will find a professional and make them aware of your suggestions and see what I come up with and I will let you know. Thanks so much again
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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 AT 10:06 AM

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