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I have a 2001 Pontiac grand am GT 3.4 Liter engine w/air conditioning. We sprung a leak in the top radiator hose I am wondering how hard it is to get to the bottom of this hose, which we know is tucked conveniently under the battery and battery tray. i used to work on cars years ago (Mid 70's to late 80's) But I was wondering is this a easy or tough job? What tools am i going to need?

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Hello Anonymous.

Not to difficult a job to do.

You can find a step by step repair guide on Autozone's web site.


http://www.autozone.com/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?pageId=0996b43f8036e843

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SOURCE: 1999 Pontiac Grand Am Overheating

It is probably the problem. To make shure that need to change the gaskets, one of the symptoms use to be thet the temp rises when you are running at speed 50+ average, where is supposed that the car gets a lot of air due by the speed and nobody thinks that will be overheated.

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SOURCE: Replace heater core in Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4l

ram a sharp chissel or pointed head centre punch through the core and prise it out .,than tap the new one in place ,,,there u go bobs ure uncle

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SOURCE: 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix Gt not shifting into OD

this trans is the 4T65E. It needs a 4th clutch hub. The splines strip off around 120k or more because they weren't hardened from the factory. The new ones have the hardened splines. The trans needs to come out and be partially torn down. I've fixed alot of these. Change the EPC solenoid while you are there. They wear and hang up causing intermittent harsh shifts

You can drive them forever without changing the hub but you'll never have 4th gear

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SOURCE: overheating 2001 pontiac aztek

remove coolant.remove thermostat remove bottom radiator hose to water pump.put a empty container under the radiator.take a water hose put it where thermostat goes flush out the rust in block.watch the water as it come out the water pump .if stream water is small keep flushing until you get a study sream of clear water. also flush out radiator. lower water pressure dont flush radiator it with high water pressure you could burst it. make clean the over flow jug .make sure it not stopped up.put in a new thermostat and radiator pressure cap. fill radiator with half antifreeze and half water.bleed the coolant system.

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SOURCE: location of the radiator drain plug for 2001 Pontiac grand prix

doesnt have one ,remove the bottom hose

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