2004 Pontiac Grand Am

Asked by Jul 29, 2019 at 12:18 PM about the 2004 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ok so I would keep having to put
antifreeze in the over flow cuz it kept
getting hot. So one day I was driving
and I forgot to put the cap back on my
overflow and I drove it about 3-5 miles
and the needle kept getting hotter and
hotter and I then heard some kind of
noise, the best way I can describe the
noise is like heavy chains rubbing
together. The needle never made it to
the red on the temp gauge, mind you
and got home opened my hood saw I
forgot the cap and let it cool down and
filled up the overflow with antifreeze
and now its leaking from underneath
somewhere and will not stay filled up.
Right when I put the anti freeze its
immediately leaks it out. Plz plz help!

1 Answer

11,555

You should not need to continually fill the radiator overflow tank and leaving the cap off the tank should only result in loss of coolant, not a catastrophic failure. It sounds like the problem is related to how your cooling system is functioning. If you are not capable of tackling the diagnosis yourself, take it to a reputable shop so they can diagnose the problem. It could be as simple as a bad radiator cap or as significant as a water pump or radiator failure.

Your Answer:

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    9,130
  • #2
    Js08016
    Reputation
    2,040
  • #3
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,850
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
41 listings starting at $5,490
Used Ford Mustang
59 Great Deals out of 1,884 listings starting at $3,900
Used Pontiac GTO
2 listings
Used Pontiac G6
4 Great Deals out of 88 listings starting at $4,495
Used Pontiac Sunfire
22 listings
Used Honda Civic
138 Great Deals out of 6,299 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Camry
44 Great Deals out of 1,482 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ford Ranger
4 Great Deals out of 975 listings starting at $4,450
Used Chevrolet Corvette
17 Great Deals out of 890 listings starting at $9,880

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.