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Q: Coolant leaking into cylinder

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I have coolant leaking into the cylinder and the engine is overheating.

A: Hi. It sounds like you have a blown head ga...

Hi. It sounds like you have a blown head gasket, cracked head or cracked block. Unfortunately, there is no easy remedy for this. Your engine will either require extensive repair or replacement. A trained mechanic will be able to inspect your vehicle's overheating problem in person and give you an accurate estimate for repair.

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