how to replace a distributor gasket on a 2000 Pontiac grand am 3.4l
I was having a problem with my intake manifold gasket on my 2003 Pontiac grand am and i took it to a shop it was 600 dollars parts and labor you can get it much cheaper i just chose a mechanic i could trust. now it may not be intake manifold gasket the best way to tell is to lift your oil cap look at the backside of it and if there is a blueish tint liquid on the cap then your getting condensation which means bad intake gasket. But it can also be your thermostat housing messing up which would be much cheaper.
from my experience from other vehicles, depending on the side of the head gasket remove the valve cover, then it may be required to remove the intake manifold after that remove the head and scrape the old gasket off adding a new one in the process. the motor can still be in the car when doing this the intake manifold must be removed, upper and lower, to get the heads off of any v-8 that is domestic
For the manifold see link below for detailed info on the class action settlement and detailed DIY instructions... http://www.autoclinix.com/Manifold.htm Is the intake cracked? Is it a 4.6L? If so, a recent class action settlement extends the warranty, on the intake, to 70,000 miles. Don't replace with OEM manifold.
my grand am had an engine knocking noise. it was the intake manifold gasket was going bad. it was leaking coolant into my oil. look at your oil to see if it is a white milky color. if it is then you need a new manifold gasket which sucks. it takes a long time to do by yourself. or you can take it to a place that charges you $1000 to do. but if you can. do it yourself
If you need 2 ask how 2 change ur intake manifold gasket, u shouldn't be doing it urself, get some1 who knows what their doing! But if you really want 2 know (i don't own a grand prix i own a grand am) but ur probably gonna have 2 take off the throtlebody to change ur intake manifold gasket, which if you mess up in taking off and putting back on ur throtlebody its called - at the least ur car won't run at all or it will have a major gas leak, or u'll blow urself and ur car up! So i'd recommend that u don't do it urself.
un bolt old one from exhaust pipe then unbolt it from the engine. Take it off and whne putting a new one on it is a good idea to change gasket and manifold bolts. EDIT: I have a '94 Jeep Cherokee with the same Inline 6 4.0L engine as is in yours. With mine, I had to remove the intake manifold, you will probably have to do the same.
Some bolts pass thru the water jacket so if you don't put sealer on the bolts the coolant can climb up the threads and puddle on the intake. I have removed them one at a time , cleaned the threads and reinstalled them with sealer and this fixed the problem. The dissimilar metals of the aluminum intake manifold and cast iron block have different expansion rates and eventually the lower intake manifold gasket will fail. All the bolts are not accessable without removing the supercharger. These bolts have a specific torque value and tightening sequence. Do the job right and remove the supercharger and intake manifold. Replace the gasket and reinstall the intake manifold using a thread sealer. Torque the bolts to 11 foot pounds and in the proper sequence. Coolant can leak internally into the engine, treat the problem not just the symptom. Hope this helps. "G"
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