my grand am started smoking

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Asked by Feb 11, 2016 at 09:39 PM about the 1996 Pontiac Grand Am 2 Dr GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My son has been driving Grand am.

13 Answers

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My grand am started smoking under hood.

73,055

Sound like it got hot, either ran low on coolant because of a leak, or a stuck closed thermostat. Not good on the heads either.

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Hope that's all it is. This car is like my baby. THANKS

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What's the best thing I can do? It's dark right now and can't look at it.

73,055

Well best wait till tomorrow if you don't have a garage with some light. The smoke now, can you tell if it is a coolant smell, or hopefully not a electrical smell. Coolant, then try replacing the thermostat. When you do you have to purge the air out of the cooling system when refilling it while running.

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Smells like a coolant. Will try replacing the therostat. And purge the air put of the cooling system when refilling it while running. Thanks. Hopefully that is what it is. I'll let you know.

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Shouldn't let son drive anything.

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Gee can't spell.

73,055

Ya but thats the way it goes, hey?

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Is the thermastate. Now have to get and all.

73,055

Ok?

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Smells like a coolant. Will try replacing the therostat. And purge the air put of the cooling system when refilling it while running. Thanks. Hopefully that is what it is. I'll let you know.

73,055

Keep an eye out for any wet spots, (coolant leaks) while you are under there, hoses and such.

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