My 2001 grand prix is running hot

Asked by Nov 10, 2013 at 01:06 PM about the 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

6 Answers

the coolant look okay? If you wait three years without changing it the coolant acts like it's got boulders in it....Did you have an overheat at some point...NOW...recently...and someone refilled with HOSE water?...that would immediately corrode all the components and passages such as the water pump (which is a suspect item)....but if the water jacket is holding pressure...but OVERHEATIN' would have to suspect a clogged radiator~... perhaps the block temperature sensor hasn't told the electric fans to come on and it overheats...perhaps the electric fan motor is burnt or the interface card ruined...you might want to check to see if this electric cooling fan is operating normally and the printed circuit board that drives it is still intact~....that's all I gots for now~ let me know if you've got to replace the water pump for lack of proper coolant flow...I'll grobble up a price fer ye~

If you've sprung a leak...you could pump 'er up and see where does it spray out~

you could look for HOT SPOTS with a 15 dollar thermo-spot gun~http://www.banggood.com/GM300-Digital-Laser-Point-Infrared- Thermometer-Temperature-Meter-Gun-p-85756.html? currency=USD&utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_conten t=miko_ruby&utm_campaign=Electronic-zeng- us&gclid=CO3v6NDq2roCFWho7AodwkEATA

okay....correction 12.55.....I drive my cats berserk with the lazer....daily~

drain the coolant (whatcha got in there) out and fill with the proper 50/50 mix or buy the pre-mix which is galvanically balanced and will not EAT components like TAP water will....charged with galvanic currents~ (gobbles it down in short order)~

okay you can get your trouble codes from a 18 dollar scan tool~ from newegg you can RESET the check engine light with it too~

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Prix

Looking for a Used Grand Prix in your area?

CarGurus has 3,773 nationwide Grand Prix listings starting at $1,195.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac Grand Prix Questions

Pontiac Grand Prix Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 3,770
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,520
#3 munron
munron
Reputation 2,010
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
965 Great Deals out of 36,457 listings starting at $1,800
Used Pontiac Bonneville
3 Great Deals out of 669 listings starting at $2,298
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
15 Great Deals out of 1,730 listings starting at $1,695
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,716 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,124 Great Deals out of 79,772 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Mustang
713 Great Deals out of 38,572 listings starting at $1,963
Used Chevrolet Camaro
665 Great Deals out of 39,407 listings starting at $3,495
Used Nissan Maxima
430 Great Deals out of 25,098 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,157 Great Deals out of 70,012 listings starting at $495

Used Cars For Sale

2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GT For Sale
109 listings starting at $2,000
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 119 listings starting at $2,000
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 118 listings starting at $1,195