Engine Cooling problem
2003 Pontiac Grand Am 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 97000 miles
3.4L v6 ram air, i'm stuck.A week ago my engine starting squeeking. Lot of rain in n. Texas last few weeks, thought water got on belt. Thought water pump, car started running hotter than normal, then started losing coolant. Only one time did temp get up to around 210-215 and I parked it and let cool. (3hrs) checked reservoir and had to top off. Noticed neither hose on front side of engine connecting to radiator (1 from reservoir, the other to water pump) had water running through it. I'm now thinking thermostat, but the car isn't getting past 200-205 at most. 200 straight up is where it has been last few days. Now there is no fluid leaking. So I check the oil, and it looks good. Been reading a lot of these threads and trying/checking things. So 1. Could thermostat stick close WITHOUT car overheating?(Surely not, right?) 2. Where is the thermostat? 3. I've read people bleeding their cooling system, how do I do that?
have the same problem?
Monday, September 21st, 2009 AT 6:01 PM