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Resting a radiator on metal brackets

The vibration from the engine and driving will cause fretting which will wear away at the metal of the radiator. The softer metal will wear faster and will eventually make a hole in the base, most ...
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What is the source of water soaking the passenger side carpet and floor panels on my Pontiac?

As @Paulster2 indicated, you likely have a clogged drain, you can use some wire or I prefer metal pipe cleaners. In addition, you should remove a plug that was installed by the factory incorrectly ...
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Pontiac G6 sounds like a prop plane. Wheel bearing?

Pretty urgent. Less urgent than say, having no friction material left on your brakes but way more urgent than any regular servicing. Driving around with a dying bearing will hurt both economy and ...
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High RPM's at highway speeds

Based on your replies to comments, here's the diagnosis: Most likely, you tripped the overdrive. Most modern cars have this, and most people don't know about it. Look at 2 things: look at your ...
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What could cause the engine temperature gauge and AC to fail simultaneously?

The most likely scenario is that you only have a single malfunction: your thermostat. If it's open all the time, the engine will take much longer to get up to temperature (as you've noticed), and some/...
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What could cause the engine temperature gauge and AC to fail simultaneously?

At the very least, the thermostat should be changed since it really isn't an expensive or intensive repair. Was this done while you were at the mechanic? This would certainly solve the temp gauge and ...
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coolant in oil of 2008 Pontiac G-6

If you haven't started the car, just drain the oil - no flush needed ... the coolant should come out first, considering the oil is lighter. Basically you want to give your car an oil change. If it's ...
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Pontiac G6 sounds like a prop plane. Wheel bearing?

This is the part that lets the wheel go round. It is very urgent that you repair it. The bearing can seize and cause your car to swerve at whatever speed you are going and hit something/somebody. I ...
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What is the source of water soaking the passenger side carpet and floor panels on my Pontiac?

I'd like to offer up some experience looking for and analyzing generic water leaks inside passenger cars. Where does the water come from? --Air Conditioning (A/C) Condensate. As the finleyarcher ...
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Car won’t start randomly

I had the same problem on my 350z. Found out it was the crankshaft sensor. Mine had 4 of them. Dont no how many u have but I found the one was causing problem fixed
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Will I be able to use these wheels from my 2004 Saturn L300 on my 2005 Pontiac G6?

The short answer is maybe. The rims may not be compatible, even though the bolt circle (5x110mm) is the same. However, I'm showing an ET42 offset on the G6 with 17s, and ET45 offset for the L300. ...
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Trunk release switch & connector

I'm not exactly sure which you are talking about, so will give you a couple different options and let you decide ... The switch in the dash is called the trunk lid release switch and is ACDelco PN ...
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Car had issues moving today

If the problem is repeatable, and it sounds as though it is, you may not have to ask your mechanic to look at anything specific. If he test drives the vehicle and it locks the brakes as you've ...
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Difficulty putting car in gear

It appears the neutral safety switch for your car is very much integrated with the shift mechanism. (Note: Here are two different images of the same basic part. They are slightly different, depending ...
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Starter or battery? -- Why wouldn't my car start?

What often happens in cases like these is that, although the starter and battery may be perfectly fine, the battery cannot get enough current to the starter. This is easily caused by: corroded ...
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GM power steering fluid -- what kind do I need?

Short Answer 89021185 is compatible with 89021184 (and both are now superseded by part# 19329450). Long Answer I talked to GM parts department and they told me the 98021184 part number has been ...
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GM power steering fluid -- what kind do I need?

There really isn't anything fancy you will need for an 07 G6. Some European cars will use CHFS11 and Honda will have it's own blend, but other than that you can use a universal power steering fluid, ...
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My brake pads on one wheel only last a month or 2 each time I change them?

As other people in the comments said it's likely caliper related, Either a bent caliper mount or a sticking caliper piston, either way the pad is being constantly pressed against the disc and being ...
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How to reset the transmission on 2010 pontiac g6

Looks like you need a Tech2 or similar aftermarket scan tool to do a relearn. Ensure your fluid level at 180-200°F is in the crosshatch area and that the correct fluid was used (Dexron VI). If it isn'...
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Fans not working car keep running hot ac stop

start the car. wait till it gets warm and see if the fan flips on don't let it overheat. If it does your issue is in castle. If it does not check the power lead to the fan and see if you get 12v out ...
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