2001 Pontiac Grand Am Keep losing coolant

Tiny
MICHELLEWHITCOMB
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  • 2001 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
I am wondering what would cause me to lose so much coolant, I am told its the head gasket, What else might it be and what might I be looking at cost wise?
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 6:14 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

If the coolant loss is external, you will have to have a pressure test to determine where the leak or leaks are, it may be a hose, water pump, core plug or the head, as for costs you will have to know what the exact problem is before attempting to price the job.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 7:02 PM
Tiny
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These cars are known for bad lower intaike manifold gaskets & head gaskets ! If it is a head gasket. Usualy the rear (right side) u might as well get the 2 done! With my experience with these engine is if 1 is done the other 1 will go & u will need to do the same job again.
It if more expensive @ first but in the long run u wont have to worry about it !
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Monday, November 24th, 2008 AT 8:02 PM
Tiny
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Thank you :) You were right I took it in this morning and it is the lower intake 900.00 later. Ugh.

Thanks again
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 AT 1:09 PM
Tiny
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No prob !
Just keep an eye on ur coolant level ! Those engines are known for the rear head gaskets going bad ! If u suspect it's leaking all u would need to do is lift the right side of the car & remove the wheel or turn it to thr right. U would get a better look with the tire off. Then look @ the end of the cylinder head where the timing cove is & if u see a trail of pink or orange fluid going down the side of the engine block u have a leaking cylinder head !
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 AT 6:40 PM

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