2000 Grand Am Please Help?!

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Asked by Sep 06, 2012 at 11:44 PM about the 2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 Grand Am and I'm trying to figure out what's
actually wrong with it. My car runs hot then shuts completely
off. And now it doesn't start. This has happened twice.I had a
bad battery so I took that out and I notcied that I had a hole in
my radiator hose. My step dad use to always tell me to put
water inside my thing that cools the car down. I always put
water inside of it like he said. But I don't think I was ever
suppose to because after I pour water in it. And I would fill it
all the way up to where it overflows. The car will run hot. And
when I check my water its completely empty. So I think its the
radiator hose. I also checked my oil and its dark brown so I
don't think I blown a head gasket because the oil would be like
a caramel color.. right? So I finally started my car up after on
last time and it would turn over but it wont ignite or start up.
And my step dad would say "It's a goner"  because he says it
has no compression but I just need a second opinion, and it is,
is there any way I can fix it, instead of having to get a whole
new engine?? So I have Noooo clue what's wrong!!! I know I
need a new battery and a radiator hose but I'm just trying to
see if that's the real problem. Sooo if there are any good
mechanics can you PLEASE give me some advice to see what's
the matter?!

5 Answers

3,125

buy a ford

11,185

You really need to have someone physically look at it. There is nothing anyone on here can really do but speculate. You have an issue that really needs to be looked at.

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375

Mike's right, call a local mechanic and ask what the minimum diagnostic fee is . You can end up wasting time and money by throwing darts at a problem if you don't know your way around a car.

265

WELL REPLACE THAT DAM HOSE FORST THAN GET A NEW BATTERY ATLEAST THAN TAKE TO THE MECHANIC.... AND THAN TAKE THAT DAM THERMOSTAT OUT,,,THAT WHAT MAKES THE ENGINE RUN HOT,,,, AND THAN LET IT RUN....AND SEE IF IT GETS..BUT YOU LET THE ENGINE GET HOT ALREADY TWICE,,, SO THE ENGINE HAS ITS LIMITS...IF THAT ENGINE GOT HOT WHERE THE HEAD TWEEKED YOUR SCREWED,,,,BUT CHECK YOUR OIL AND MAKE SURE THERE ISNT ANY WATER IN THE OIL.. YOU WILL KNOW BECAUSE THE OIL WILL LOOK LIKE CREAMISH,,,BUT IF NOT DO THOSE STEPS,,,, LIKE I TOLD YOU...than take it to the mechanic to check you engine pressure and if the pressure is good,,,,dude your lucky!!!lololol

265

usually the thermostat goes bad on those cars....and your engine shuts off because its protecting the heads,,,if its has a coolant sensor,,,

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