Car started smoking under hood real bad,I guess over heated put water and Antifreeze checked fluids all good,now wont start.


Asked by Sep 13, 2012 at 01:36 AM about the 2002 Pontiac Grand Am GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I turn the key sounds like its going to start but nope.

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Do a compression test on all cylinders, chances are that you either warped/cracked a cylinder head or blew the head gaskets.

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Damn!!! Didnt want to hear that, but Thank You Chris.It's a start. Love this info. center-place-Site !


if it is a bad head gasket you can get an entire head gasket and intake gasket set off of ebay for around 60 bucks, even comes with new intake bolts, but no head bolts. Wish the best of luck on the repair!

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Thanks again, One more ? That ticking sounds like CD player in that area , drives ya nutz?

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Is it a constant tick, like tick- tick- tick? Maybe have a CD stuck in the player? Is that what you are asking for the question???

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did you let the engine cool before adding water/antifreeze ? If not there is a good chance of engine damage.

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