All my fluids are froze or slushy. My 1998 grand Prix won't start.

Asked by Jan 04, 2014 at 05:15 PM about the 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GTP Supercharged Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I turn the key on everything
comes o. Could only hear a click. Car
won't start.

1 Answer

66,105

Will it crank over if you jump it? If so, you've got a dead battery. Pull your oil dipstick. Is there white milky" goop" on it? If so your intake manifold gasket has most likely failed. GM 3.8 liter V6s are notorious for this. It's a real possibility that you have coolant in the cylinders. If so the engine could be hydrostaticly locked. Also sounds like you don't have the proper 50/50 mixture of antifreeze/water in there. With that said if you have even a small amount of coolant in a cylinder it's probably frozen the piston to the cylinder wall and that could be why it won't crank over. If you can, get the car to a warmer spot like a garage. Let it sit for a day and try to start it. Once you get it running, warm it up then drain out about a gallon of coolant. Refill it with straight antifreeze and bleed the system. Check your freeze protection once the car cools off again. It should be protected to -34°F. That's the factory recommended spec. HTH. -Jim

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 4,160
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,830
#3 munron
munron
Reputation 2,180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Bonneville
3 Great Deals out of 533 listings starting at $1,799
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,215 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
21 Great Deals out of 1,408 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
474 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
948 Great Deals out of 79,665 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
226 Great Deals out of 30,943 listings starting at $1,217
Used Ford Taurus
250 Great Deals out of 20,434 listings starting at $699
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,286 listings starting at $1,050

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 429 listings starting at $1,500
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 392 listings starting at $2,500
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
456 listings starting at $2,675
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 351 listings starting at $1,895

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.