12th Jul 2003, 21:06
I have a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE. Temperature gage does not go up, but fluid comes out of pressure cap. Gets very hot to the touch. Going to have the fluid checked tomorrow to see if it is of equal measurement. Had it pressure checked, no leaks. This has been going on for about 3 weeks. I even, but Bar's leak in it. Now have to check to see if the fan comes on when it gets to hot. Very annoying. Car has been good and reliable. 3 months ago the heater core did go on it. But beside a battery everything else is the original. 146,000+ miles on it also.
31st Jul 2003, 19:31
You may want to consider that you may have a blown head gasket. I have had the same problems until a mechanic told me it was the head gasket blown.
11th Aug 2003, 10:32
I'm very interested in this problem. I've got the same issue. I have replaced the Thermostat, Valve Cover Seals (was sealing some oil leakage), flushed the radiator (about a dozen times), replaced the hoses, bypassed the heater core (this "should" be OK according to Pontiac), took it to the shop and had them run tests (they came back with no clues), replaced the computer, wired the fan so it's running the whole time the key is in the "on" position, and replaced the radiator cap.
I'm had a pressure test done, this didn't return any clues. The cap starts spewing hot steam when the temperature guage is reading 160/170. The radiator seems to be fine, it tests good.
6th Sep 2003, 18:40
I have a 1995 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1Liter. We have tried everything to it and the service engine light stays on all the time. The Vehicle wants to stall out when it comes to some stops. Of all other things now even after the water pump has been replaced the car wants stall. I don't know what else to do.
8th Mar 2004, 08:17
We just bought my son a '95 Grand Am SE Sedan last night. It runs great, but noticed that the engine was running hot. Almost to the red, but not quite. I stopped at a stop sign, and when I took off, it went down again. I told my husband, and he looked at it, and said that there was water in the oil, it was "milky". He said that it was either a blown head gasket, or a cracked head.