2001 Pontiac Bonneville 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles
My car has been having some issues for awhile now. It started with my coolant disappearing. It doesn't leak in the driveway but it must come out sometime when I'm driving. It was running fine even with this problem, it hasn't been overheating at all. I've been told that this maybe a bad head gasket or water pump. I'm not sure. Twice now, about 2-3 weeks apart my car wouldn't start right away. It took a few times of turning the key to get it to catch and turn all the way over. Both of the times this has happened when the car finally started smoke started coming out from under the hood and into the car through the heat vents as well, it smelled terrible like a belt had burnt up. Both times I immediately shut the car off because honestly there was so much smoke I thought it was on fire. When I open the hood there is no indication of any fire or smoke coming from anything specifically. After I scratch my head trying to figure out what's going on I get back in, it starts right up, no smoke/smell and off I go. What do you think is wrong with my poor car? Thank you so much!
have the same problem?
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 AT 6:03 PM