I have a 1994 pontiac grand am it had been running hot i replaced the water pump the thermoste it got hot i started it cooled off then drove it turned it off now it wont start

Asked by Jul 20, 2014 at 03:23 PM about the 1994 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It wouldnt start wiggled the battery
cables it started drove it killed it now
it wont start even jumping it the temp
had got to 280

2 Answers

112,085

Hate to say this but you might have severely over heated that engine. When it cools down check coolant level and then wiggle battery cables again and see if she will turn over and start. If she does turn her off and start trouble shooting why she is overheating. But if I had to guess you probably at least have a blown head gasket if not a blown motor cause of running it so hot.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

If it does not even crank over, it may be hydro-locked. Pull all spark plugs the see if it turns over then, and have a helper watch closely and see if coolant shoots out a cylinder. If that happens, time to pull heads off and do a head gasket job. If it does crank over now..forget this and go with dandyouns advice

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Pontiac Grand Am Questions

Pontiac Grand Am Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 7,710
#2 John Saffrahn
John Saffrahn
Reputation 1,600
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
27 Great Deals out of 2,823 listings starting at $1,991
Used Pontiac Firebird
14 Great Deals out of 763 listings starting at $3,490
Used Ford Mustang
716 Great Deals out of 44,997 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
349 Great Deals out of 31,370 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
613 Great Deals out of 35,546 listings starting at $899
Used Honda Civic
868 Great Deals out of 85,333 listings starting at $500
Used Pontiac Bonneville
5 Great Deals out of 542 listings starting at $1,799
Used Toyota Camry
1,219 Great Deals out of 84,969 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
3 Great Deals out of 992 listings starting at $695
Used Honda Accord
1,046 Great Deals out of 68,867 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2004 Pontiac Grand Am For Sale
268 listings starting at $1,599

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.