Engine Cooling problem
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 104000 miles
My Grand Prix is overheating. There is water in the system and in the overflow, but after driving it about 5 miles it went completely in the red and took a very long time to cool off. The fan is working. We think it is possibly the water pump. While driving it back home after it cooled (we let it set for about an hour) it immediately heated up to almost red again, but when making right turns the temp dropped drastically and then climbed again. Water pump? And if so, where is the water pump and how hard is it to replace. I am going to have to find a backyard mechanic to do this for me since I just lost my job and cannot afford a shop. Just need to know if this is the problem and what is involved in fixing it. Or what else could it be?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 AT 12:38 AM