1999 sunfire se coolant leaks after about 5/10 running, temp gauge shoots up

Asked by Apr 05, 2015 at 04:44 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Sunfire 2 Dr SE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

have only had the car for about a week. while running an errand that was only a few
miles away the car overheated and after getting home the coolant was gone. let it sit
for a while and replaced coolant and started, after 5/10 minutes it got hot and temp
went up. i could see the coolant coming out somewhere around the passenger side by
where i put the coolant in. it had the serpintine belt all wet..... is this possibly a hose
problem or maybe a gasket thing. any help would be good. thank you

1 Answer

8,305

Check both hoses, if they look old, replace them, if the leak persist look to see if area around water pump is wet.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Pontiac Sunfire Experts

  • #1
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    2,940
  • #2
    Joeyadams
    Reputation
    1,410
  • #3
    Warren0007
    Reputation
    1,270
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Cavalier
759 listings starting at $800
Used Pontiac Firebird
5 Great Deals out of 694 listings starting at $3,911
Used Pontiac Grand Am
931 listings starting at $2,295
Used Ford Mustang
342 Great Deals out of 41,799 listings starting at $1,488
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
10 Great Deals out of 2,358 listings starting at $1,900
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse
15 Great Deals out of 1,062 listings starting at $1,590
Used Ford Focus
590 Great Deals out of 69,864 listings starting at $1,950
Used Toyota Corolla
951 Great Deals out of 70,878 listings starting at $1,479
Used Honda Civic
584 Great Deals out of 52,614 listings starting at $999

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.