You have to have special fixtures to hold the engine while you are removing the pan. It is not an easy project. If you want to attempt it go to a parts store and get a shop manual on your car.
It has been a while since this answer had been posted but I came accross this post that talks about this issue and how to make a support from wood for a "do it yourself" kit.
Did this not long ago with my 98 Grand Prix using a transverse engine support bar. It is still very difficult and requires disconnection of the forward (RH) engine mount and lifting of the engine slightly to get clearance. It is worth taking to a reputable mechanic to have done--not a good do-it-yourself job. Also, there is a GM S/B out on this now for installing the pan with Permatex "Right Stuff" type caulk sealant (not the silicone stuff). Simply installing a new integral windage tray/oil pan gasket probably won't fix your leak. GM just did the gasket twice for me while the car was under warranty and it never fixed it. By the time the S/B came out, my car was out of warranty and GM wouldn't help. If you go to a mechanic they should be able to get this stuff and use it--all NAPA stores carry it.
This of course also applies to 2000 GP's. I just found this out when my mechanic called to tell me it was $428 to replace a $1 gasket. I had no idea it was sitting on the engine cradle.
Coolant leaking from the pump shaft.Engine overheating.Noise coming from pump.Coolant leaking from the pump shaft.Engine overheating.Noise coming from pump.
it can leak into engine compartment as well as interior of car. depends where it is leaking
will a 94 grand am with a 2.3 engine work for a 98 grand am with a 2.4 engine
Determine the origination of leak and repair Could be transmission cooler line, seal, etc.
antifreeze leaking into the engine base. a cracked clyd. head or blown head gasket is probable cause
freeze plug has blown out or leaking
Probably engine coolant. The heater core is leaking coolant.
It would be a good thing to see where it is leaking from....
Between $50 and 2 grand based on where the leak is located.
Sounds like the heater core is leaking. If confirmed, it will have to be changed. In the meantime, make sure the coolant/rad. is topped up. You really don't want to over heat the engine.
Head gasket, timing cover gasket, or hose leaking.
The cost would depend on where the engine is leaking from. A leak from the main seals is far more expensive than a leak from a gasket.
replace the part leaking
its having its period
Depending on how bad the leak is, not long. You could starve the engine for oil and ruin the engine, and the oil leaking off the engine will get on the rubber front-end parts and cause deteriation.( EX: rubber grommets). Plus it leaves a mess every place you park. Valve cover gaskets are cheap compared to oil!!
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
because whoever changed it didn't clean out the remaining parts of the elbow.
Injectors leaking. Raw fuel is making its way into the exhaust through the engine. This is not safe. Take it to the dealer.
Probably a leaking heater core or hose to or from it Probably a leaking heater core or hose to or from it
My 2000 gtp is leaking oil from the intake on the firewall side of the engine. If yours is the same then the supercharger and intake will need to be removed to repair. It also could be valve cover and/or oilpan gaskets. Hope this give an idea where to look and good luck. 00gpgtp
They should if it's the same size engine.
If the thermostat is faulty and always open, the engine will not heat up to operating temperature. If it is stuck closed, your engine will overheat. Check to see if the hose is leaking around the clamps at each end. Tighten the clamps. If the hose has a hole or break, it will be spraying coolant everywhere. Drain the system, replace the hose and refill the cooling system.
loosing coolant without leaking under the car, so it is burning coolant, mine is staying on and so is engine light and it is also a 99 grand am gt and just happened today :( now we to put upper gaskets in.
if its leaking dont try and stop it yourself take it to a body shop it is probably the steering rack. i just had that problem with my 2000 grand prix and it ran me about 600 dollars.