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Car is overheating and building pressure in top water hose
Other possible causes of overheating include failed head gaskets that allow exhaust gases to leak into the cooling system, a major blockage in a cooling passageway, a failed radiator pressure cap, non functioning radiator cooling fans and poor engine running...
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Have a blown engine
If you are referring to a replacement engine other than the one originally specified for your VIN number, unfortunately production vehicles can only be re-fit with exact replacement engines because engine computers are not interchangeable at all. And, you cannot...
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Replacement cost for head gasket
If the vehicle engine has overheated so severely that the head gasket was ruined, the cylinder head and block could be warped and such would have to be corrected prior to applying a new head gasket. Cylinder head gasket replacement...
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Temp going up and down and jerking while driving.
The issue seems to be the head gasket is burned on your vehicle. The coolant is getting into the cylinders and the combustion gases are getting into the cooling system. This would explain why the engine would jerk when driving...
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I have 16 valve stem seals and then 15 other little things
The valve cover on your engine is held on by 15 bolts. In certain applications, grommet seals, 15 of them, were used along with the bolts. However, rubber grommets were used as seals in only certain applications. Upon disassembly if...
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My Ford Ranger 1998 got too hot and I heard a pop.
Hi there. The noise you heard could have been fuel left in the cylinder when the engine was hot and igniting the fuel as an explosion. That is why you saw smoke coming out of the pipe on the engine....
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honda civic lx wont start
Initially, the goal would be to get the car running but it sounds like there may be some unresolved engine faults based on your mention of the multiple diagnostic codes that were downloaded. A Code Scanner should be used to...
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Changed my headgasket and radiator on my 98 subaru legacy outback and my car starts overheating on long trips until heat is on 4
The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level, a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator, a faulty radiator pressure cap, collapsed hoses, non functioning cooling fans, and a faulty water pump or drive belt. Certain engine faults, such as...
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Still overheating after replace radiator
Certain engine faults, such as a leaking head gasket(s) or poor engine running condition can cause overheating. If bubbles are coming up in the coolant, you should test for exhaust in the coolant. If present, that would suggest either a...
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Engine Burning Oil
If the engine did not have excessive oil consumption prior to the repair, the rings are not likely to presently be the cause of excessive oil consumption unless you have somehow ruined the rings "overnight". There are two principal possibilities....
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I believe a vacuum leak, maybe head gasket.
Hi there. If your vehicle tends to stall out when all of the vacuum lines are hooked up, then there is an issue either with the air coming into the engine or the combustion is not good enough to keep...
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The coolant in my reservoir tank is hot and bubbling but i just my head gasket fixed a month or so ago. And while driving it gets
You should have the cooling system pressure tested to see if the system can hold pressure or the head gaskets are leaking again. The cooling system can be tested to see if combustion gases are getting by the head gaskets...
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Where can I find a mechanic in Central/Northern Ohio to work on our car? Has blown head gasket
Hello. We may have a technician in Northern Ohio capable of such repair. I will reach out to customer service and they will contact you regarding the pricing and availabilty of a technician who will repair your vehicle in your...
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My car emits white smoke, which I think is too much. What could be possibly wrong.?
Hi there. When there is white smoke emitting from the exhaust system, that is a sign of coolant in the exhaust system. Check the coolant level and see if its low. If the coolant is low, then check the engine...
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Bubbles and pressure in the overflow tank
If the coolant level was low due to a leak, such leaks can be found during a leak diagnostic with simple pressure testing. If the cooling system doesn't maintain pressure, and no external leak is visible, coolant could be leaking...
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My car constantly overheats within a couple of minutes and I've had all of the cooling system replaced already.
Hi there. If the engine takes a little time to overheat, then it is possible that the radiator could be plugged up. If the engine overheats fast, then either there is air in the cooling system or one or both...
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Engine compression 1989 Volvo 740
Hi There, A failing manifold gasket could certainly contribute to a problem with the engine starting, however this would not necessarily go away when it warms up since it would be a constant leak into the intake system, which would...
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Heat guage
Hi there. Either the reservoir cap is not holding any pressure on the cooling system or the head gasket is burned in your engine causing the engine to overheat. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your...
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Do I have a blown head gasket in my Chevrolet
Hello. Depending on where the leak is would allow me to determine if it needs a head gasket. I would need to know more about the vehicle to know where to go with it. If anything I would do a...
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Is it a blown head gasket?
Hello. If it leak shows up after 20 minutes of the vehicle running even after you put the k seal in you will still have to replace the radiator because the k seal isn't properly doing its job in fixing...

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