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Pontiac Fiero Overheats Jacksonville FL

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Morrison Pontiac Collision Center
(904) 733-1616
3919 Phillips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL
 
Nimnicht Pontiac Inc
(904) 425-6340
11503 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL
 
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(305) 238-4040
13401 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL
 
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(305) 751-8655
8301 Nw 7th Ave
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(813) 620-6500
9740 E Adamo Dr
Tampa, FL
 
Nimnicht Pontiac Parts Department
(904) 737-8166
11503 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL
 
Nimnicht Pontiac Inc
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11503 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL
 
Black Pontiac Quality Used Cars
(407) 426-3000
11500 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL
 
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(386) 258-3311
901 N Nova Rd
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(941) 756-9544
5325 14th St W
Bradenton, FL
 

Pontiac Fiero Overheats

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Reader Question
Hello: I'm 56 yrs old and I'm a disabled mechanic from GMC Buick. My specialties are Automatics Transmissions. I hurt myself on the job May 2005.

I purchase a 1986 Pont Fiero 2.5 engine and 5 speed Manual from the dealership I was working at for $200.00 in 2004. They said the had been siting there for at least a yr. I installed a new battery and prime the throttle body and started it right up. Drove around the block (less then a mile) then started restoring it at the dealership in my spare time.

With the help of other mechanics that were familiar working on Fieros. I did buy Haynes repair manual which was my best investment. I did a compression check and all cylinder were within 5 pounds. It smoked a little when starting up which were the guides and I was going to do a valve job.

Once the head off, the cylinders look in perfect condition. i installed new water pump, New Alt, new lifers and push rods, replace computer and all sensors and relays. install brakes, Install new shocks and struts and tires.Had the alignment man do a alignment. Replaced all the oils, fluids and coolant. Learning how the flush and bleed the coolant system was a trip.

The last time I did a coolant flush, being some what experience with Fiero's, it still takes me almost 2 hours. Anyway the car was in perfect condition now, with a 10 gallon tank the car got 32 miles to the gallon and 25 miles in town, it was cheap to fill up with gas. I gave the car to my wife and it been her toy ever since.

The car started leaking water and I thought it was coming from a freeze plug. Being disabled I took it to shop who said their mechanic had worked on many of Fiero's and he knew what he was doing. They quoted me $500.00 out the door to replace the freeze plugs install new Alt/water pump belt and do and L.O.F. I agreed.

The next day the service adviser called me and said it was my cooling tubes that needed replacing and I needed a starter. The price out the door would be $639.91 I could pick up the car on Friday 09/14/07. On Friday, I took my wife to get her Fiero. It's 5.2 miles to our home, I follow her home.

I notice the brake cable was hanging but everything else looked good. Once home, my wife told me that she smelled something burning. I ask how was the temp Gage (I installed mechanical water & temp gages) and she didn't notice the Gage. I told her that it was probably the grease burning off the exhaust because they just worked on it.

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