I changed the head gasket for 2011 chevrolet aveo lt, the...

Q: I changed the head gasket for 2011 chevrolet aveo lt, the car is overheating again ? what is the issue ?

asked by on August 07, 2017

I see the engine oil is milky white, so I replaced the head gasket. But now the car is overheating. What is the exact issue for this ?

My car has 95000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. One of the biggest misconceptions is that a damaged head gasket is the source of an overheating problem; and that if it’s replaced, it should resolve the problem. In fact, the head gasket damage is the RESULT or damage done to the engine of an existing overheating problem. In most cases, a damaged water pump, thermostat, obstruction of debris in the heater core or faulty radiator fan is the SOURCE of overheating problems. The best advice we can offer is have a professional mechanic come to your location to complete an overheating inspection, so they can identify the source of your overheating problem, so the right repairs can be made.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

My car stalled, and wont go into drive without dying

Hey there. The problem sounds like the engine is being starved of fuel. The fuel pump may be coming on but not producing enough pressure. I would recommend having the engine tested for the fuel pressure loss and see if...

ABS light goes on and off when driving at low speeds

The most common cause of the pedal becoming hard is due to the power brake booster failing. The brake booster can cause the ABS faults as well or it could be something different. A qualified technician like one from YourMechanic...

Clutch going to floor

I would check the fluid level on the clutch master cylinder first. If it is low, I would add DOT 3 clutch fluid, then pump the pedal several times to bring it up. If you are low on fluid, you...

Related articles

2012 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2012 GMC Terrain: Which One Should I Buy?
The mid-size crossover SUV category offers the comfort and size of an SUV, but on the platform of a car, giving it the look and feel of a large hatchback. The unibody construction typical of passenger vehicles is used instead...
The 5 Safest Used Cars You Can Buy For Under $20,000
The Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Volt, and the Volvo XC60 are five of the overall safest used cars you can buy for under $20,000.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Cadillac DTS
The The 2011 Cadillac DTS is a full-size sedan that offers the comfort and luxury you expect from this automaker. It manages to combine a comfortable ride with tremendous amounts of cargo capacity in the trunk, although it isn’t without...