My car has been running rough....and noticed I had white smoke coming out of the tail pipe and also the "check engine soon light was flashing and I noticed I had no heat??

Asked by Jun 26, 2013 at 10:07 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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15

you can always try a mecanic but of what youre saying it could be the head gaskets.

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sounds like head gasket time- good diagnosis- or evil spirits picked up while listening to "Morbid Angel"

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which engine do you have? The 4 cylinder or the 6? If it is the 4, I would first suspect a head gasket. If the 6, my first thought is intake manifold gasket. Either way, the first step is a compression test, and verify the problem. Either way, do NOT drive it very much, or you will damage the bearings, particularly the babbit bearing for the cam. Damage them and you are looking at a rebuild, not a simple repair.

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195

your head gasket is done coolent is getting into your oil

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