Take the radiator cap off. Start the engine and watch for bubbles. This is a quick check. If you want a better check use a compression tester. Check all of the cylinders. They should all be similiar. If one or two are low you probably have a blown gasket. There are other causes for low compression, but they will all require opening the engine to fix. ANSWER Is your coolant temp gauge reading different readings like hi then low and back? Is there any white smoke coming from the exhaust? Is your engine running rough like 1 cylinder is missing?
You can also borrow a tester at Autozone to test for blown head gasket. I believe it tests for exhaust gases in your coolant.
The only fix is to replace the gaskets. Also check to make sure the head is not warped or cracked.
You cannot repair a blown head gasket, you must remove the heads and replace the gasket.
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YES. The intake gaskets have NOTHING to do with the head gaskets. It is a very common problem that the intake gaskets blow. It is not common for the head gaskets to leak unless the engine was over heated, and I mean HOT.
Remove the head, Grind it flat and replace it using a new gasket.
No It's not very common.
Blown head gaskets.
Your head gaskets are blown. sorry to be the barrer of bad news.
MLS head gaskets or o-ring the block/head
blown motor .probably blown head gaskets or a cracked head with water on the cylinders causing hydraulic lock.
The 3.8 GM V6 is prone to blown intake gaskets much more than blown head gaskets. The blown intake gasket causes a loss of coolant which in turn causes overheating and a blown head gasket. The problem exists with most 2000 to 2003 vehicles equipped with the 3.8 Liter V6. There were defects in the upper intake manifold gasket, throttle body nuts, and the throttle body gasket.
Head gaskets can't be repaired. If they fail they have to be replaced.
are you sure its just a blown head gasket?... if heads are warped due to overheating replacing the gasket wont help you will need new heads as well. You can get a Haynes Manual or Chiltons, they will give you step by step guidance on replacing your gasket.
intake gaskets are between the head and intake. head gaskets are between the head and the block..
i was told that they do, except for the 3.1 definitely the 3.4
Yes, however it will likely start with no power
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Head gaskets seal the clyinder head to the block. Head gaskets usually blow when the vehicle has been run too hot for too long. Heat warps the cylinder head and gasket quits sealing, known as a blown head gasket. There are other reason for blowing a head gasket, but this one of the most common reasons.
I would recommend the old green antifreeze as the new Dex-cool is garbbage, it contributes to blown intake gaskets and head gaskets.
it means you have a cracked head or blown head gaskets. does the car overheat?
have you had the head gaskets replaced you might have blown head gaskets or warped heads on the block this is a costly repair check your water for oil or check your oil for water this will help to determin if they are ... have you had the head gaskets replaced you might have blown head gaskets or warped heads on the block this is a costly repair check your water for oil or check your oil for water this will help to determin if they are ...
The head gaskets must be replaced. This is a major repair that should only be undertaken by a professional.
$2200 is what I spent but it was head gasket and intake gaskets.
Cracked cylinder head, blown head gasket, engine block or intake gaskets.