All was good for about 6 months. If you know anything about cars, finding a slow anti-freeze leak can be like finding a needle in a haystack. When it goes low, the heater wont blow warm air when sitting at an idle. Hopefully that's all it is. That would include the block and the radiator. My Olds with the Northstar engine was pretty bad but this one is super bad.
I had and small hole the size of a pin that caused a puddle of coolant in my garage. I might have a crack on the left side of radiator. Up until this point, I had no problems with the vehicle. Took it to the Chevy dealer and they said the anti-freeze was low. Car has not been a problem since.
Car has not been a problem since. So your gaskets were most likely not touched and I'll bet they replaced your water pump, which was probably the problem and a do-it-yourself fix for the mechanically inclined. The leak may not be apparent at first, but I would pressure test the cooling system. I have flushed out the system with my last oil change less than a week ago , added stop leak and tried to find the source of the problem. If it never does - troubleshoot the fan temperature switch or sensor first, then fan on direct feed to see if it powers up ok Feb 07, 2010. Second problem is with engine poor grounding. Leaking coolant is one of the more common types of fluid leaks on G6s.
Check the fuse box to find out which. In the first week of October of 2011, I topped of the reservoir. On the way to work, I lose almost all the water in the reservoir, on the way home I lose none. He told me about 1200 to fix. You have multiple fuse boxes on your vehicle, one under the hood, one in the car and one in the trunk. Almost immediately we heard gurgling from the engine, on the driver side, close to the firewall.
There is a technical service bulletin on this car for no heat at idle. There is a technical service bulletin on this car for no heat at idle. I will send a picture of these areas, so you can check it out yourself. Some common areas are of course water pump, hoses, coolant pipes. I think its called a coolant bypass hose. Check under the vehicle for evidence of coolant.
If you look at the front of the motor by the belts , try to peek down at the intake manifold and check for slight seapage to an obvious leak. A little hard to determine if these gaskets are leaking. We went low had no heat, added coolant. Is it worth spending so much on repairs when the car's value isn't much? A leak can be difficult to find, as the coolant is blown around by the engine cooling fan, and just the speed involved in driving on the highway. From what you describe, it sounds like you may have a problem.
It is usually on the same circuit as the lighter or auxiliary outlet. It was your water pump, which they also replaced, but it's so cheap they take the loss. Major class action law firms use this data when researching cases. Checked with mirrors and such and crawled under but its pretty tight in there. My car overheats occasionally in stop and go traffic and by overheat I mean it goes up to 225 the first line after the middle line where it normally sits but it always brings it's own temp back down to normal. Too bad my Impala wasn't a 2007 model year, because then it would've been covered under the hundred thousand mile powertrain warranty.
We have a Malibu Maxx 2007. Thing is if its the pump, its still under warranty for a few months and 7,000 miles so want to find that pretty quick. But is DexCool to blame? Always protect yourself with safety glasses and gloves when working with the coolant on your G6. The thermostat is a cheap and easy item to replace and it is a common culprit in overheating issues. There are several places that are common for them to leak.
Good Luck, let me know what u find. Run up to temperature and check again for level when cool again Check that the radiator is getting really hot quite suddenly when running from cold, as this is the best way of checking thermostat operation. If the car overheated again, yes, you may not have put enough coolant in, or you've got a very bad leak somewhere. I had the same problem on my 2006 Chevy Impala. It ran out of anti freeze.
G6 Coolant Temp Sensor Location 2006 Pontiac G6 Engine Size : 4 liter Question: where is the engine coolant temperature sensor located at? There is a procedure to remove air pockets that could be done. We have taken it to a shop 2 times. The video above shows to how to fix minor coolant anti freeze leaks in your 2009 Pontiac G6. However even statewide class action lawsuits have been running into trouble. The whole plastic cover was wet at some point and the bottom of drain plug had a little puddle.