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Tiny
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Dont know how to delete this post so I just erased it
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Sunday, August 13th, 2006 AT 12:43 AM

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Tiny
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Blown head gasket! The dealer flushed the coolant to try and hide the problem! Take the car back to them and make them fix it! Tell them about the better business bureau doesnt like fraud in auto sales! Lemon laws should have prevented you from getting a problem car!
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Tuesday, August 15th, 2006 AT 10:57 PM
Tiny
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[quote="wearea2j2"]Blown head gasket! The dealer flushed the coolant to try and hide the problem! Take the car back to them and make them fix it! Tell them about the better business bureau doesnt like fraud in auto sales! Lemon laws should have prevented you from getting a problem car![/Quote]

advice much appreciated, well not really since that is the problem. But I talked to someone and they said, before even looking at the car, that its most likely transmission fluid in the coolant and not oil. I guess I dont really know but it was black so I assumed it was oil in it. Is it possible that it is trany fluid and not oil. If so, how do I tell the difference when it is mixed with coolant? Thanks again!
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Wednesday, August 16th, 2006 AT 9:17 PM
Tiny
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This is probably a lower intake manafold gasket problem. The GM 3.1L is famous for this problem. Both my 1996 Grand Am GT and my 2000 Malibu with 3.1L engines have had this problem. It's about a $600-700 repair if you have it done. I did it myself and it took about 10 hours. Look around the top of your engine for antifreeze leakage and on top of the transmission.
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Thursday, August 17th, 2006 AT 9:12 AM
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This is a known problem with Gm"s. The part only costs 25 bucks but its the labor that kills you. You got to take apart the whole engine. I woud suggest you sign the pitition online at gms website. If so many people sign the pititon they might issue a recall and repair all the cars for free. My advice. Sign the pitition1
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Sunday, August 27th, 2006 AT 3:20 PM

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