2002 grand am overheating & blowing out coolant


Asked by Mar 06, 2015 at 02:54 PM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Had head gasket replaced 15 months ago and it has been okay until recently.    The runs
fine the during the when day I bleed the air out, but after sitting overnight the car
overheats the next morning after driving 2-3 miles and dumps coolant ( upper radiator
hose lots pressure)  need to refill coolant and re-bleed.    Thoughts?

4 Answers


Check your thermostat,may be sticking causeing this.


All so check your oil and make sure there is not any water in it,


Thanks No coolant in oil. Was kind of thinking about a sticky Tstat so replaced and also replaced the coolant cap. So far good, but the real test will be driving the car from when the engine and coolant system is 'cold'.


Good luck with it,,

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Am

Looking for a Used Grand Am in your area?

CarGurus has 1,981 nationwide Grand Am listings starting at $1,995.


Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
Reputation 7,080
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,480
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,240
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix"
30 Great Deals out of 4,356 listings starting at $1,995
Used Pontiac Firebird"
9 Great Deals out of 904 listings starting at $2,900
Used Chevrolet Impala"
937 Great Deals out of 35,696 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
798 Great Deals out of 38,851 listings starting at $2,650
Used Chevrolet Malibu"
1,154 Great Deals out of 73,046 listings starting at $695
Used Ford Mustang"
739 Great Deals out of 41,066 listings starting at $900
Used Pontiac Bonneville"
3 Great Deals out of 859 listings starting at $2,950
Used Honda Civic"
1,147 Great Deals out of 59,092 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord"
1,265 Great Deals out of 78,694 listings starting at $1,400
Used Nissan Altima"
1,357 Great Deals out of 87,467 listings starting at $1,095

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
482 listings starting at $2,699