It is possible that the gasket could leak between cylinders. The overheating and coolant loss would happen if the gasket was failing around the coolant passages.
have the head gasket replaced
A bad head gasket certainly can, as coolant will continually leak out, eventually causing overheating, yes.
1) Your engine is overheating and the coolant is boiling. Or 2) Exhaust is leaking into the coolant, probably through a bad head gasket or cracked head.
could be cylinder head gasket gone
It could still be the head gasket.
You likely have a leaky head gasket, and the coolant is being lost in your engine. Check your tail pipe for coolant.
A bad head gasket , a warped head usually from overheating , would allow engine coolant into an engine cylinder
one of the reasons why an automobile shutts off after overheating is that the head gasket may blown, hence letting the coolant in the chambers.
It may not be overheating, but you could still have a coolant leak into the combustion chamber, from either a head gasket or intake manifold gasket.
Most commonly this is due to overheating or a blown head gasket. Overheating causes the coolant to expand, and rush into the resevoir, then overflow it. When cool, the coolant that remains will be sucked back into the engine. A blown head gasket can cause the coolant to enter the firing chambers of the engine then be blown out the tailpipe, or the compression can leak into the coolant area and push the coolant out, or allow the coolant to get into the oil pan.
It could be multiple problems. check your coolant level, it could also be your Lower intake gasket or even a head gasket.
Can be leaking intake manifold gaskets, which can sometimes be fixed by using Dexcool coolant. Can also be a head gasket.
First you have to determine the cause. Could be a faulty thermostat, frozen coolant (insufficient mixture of antifreeze), low on coolant or possibly a bad head gasket.
Possibilities are low coolant, defective radiator, leaky hoses, blown head gasket...
Overheating of the engine, usually, which may be caused by lack of coolant flow due to a bad thermostat or bad water pump, or the wrong coolant type.
Can't think of much else than overheating or a blown head gasket.
You are OVERHEATING. You most likely have an intake or Head gasket problem.
Check for coolant in the oil or oil in the coolant. Dodge Neons are notorious for head gasket leaks and warped heads due to overheating.
possiable head gasket
can the gasket go bad behind the water pump houseing
Overheating can be a number of things. Bad water pump, coolant low, fan inop, bad thermostat, leaking coolant, cooling system clogged, or a blown heads gasket. Check for coolant around the water pump signaling a bad water pump. if the temperature rises and no fan comes on, that's your problem. blown head gasket- look for coolant in the oil or oil in the coolant. it will look like a milkshake. uncap the radiator while its COLD. start the car, look to see if it bubbles. all suggest a blown head gasket.
It is possible but highly unlikely. If it were leaking oil from a blown head gasket you would have lots of other symptoms such as overheating, coolant mixed with the oil, white smoke from the exhaust, and loss of coolant with no apparent leak.
check your coolant levels & if car overheating, might well be the cylinder head gasket is away.
Bad gasket or overheating of the engine. Check cylinder compression and seals.