We have an 85 Caprice that was intermittently loosing coolant. The garage diagnosed a failed head gasket even though there was no evidence of bad compression or exhaust gases in the radiator. After $1300 to replace the head gaskets, the coolant continued to disappear without a trace.
One day, my daughter came in complaining about SIGNIFICANT hesitation and surging idle. After removing the air cleaner, I noticed that the surging idle went away as I obstructed air flow into the throttle body. This lead me to start looking for a vacuum leak. Low and behold, when I pulled the vacuum hose off the thermal vacuum switch (TVS) mounted on the intake manifold just above the water pump and below the thermostat gooseneck, I found fresh coolant. The TVS had failed and the engine was sucking coolant right into the throttle body!
Because of the age of the vehicle, I left the hose off the TVS and plugged it. Problem solved! The car's been running like a champ ever since. No hesitation, no surging idle and no more coolant leak.
Hey Robert==It varies with the area of the country you live in. Call a couple of local garages and they will give you an estimate. GoodluckJoe
If a headgasket goes chances are your engine is shot. You can spend around $1000 to have it replaced and the engine flushed but if the coolant has gotten into the crankcase (mixed with the oil) your bearing will have already suffered terminal damage. Head gaskets "blow" in different ways but one symptom is obvious, a trail of very white smoke.
I had a head gasket go on my Caprice at 132,000 miles even with excellent care. I replaced the engine with a target motor. It is a weakness in Chevy engines. My recommendation... buy a Toyoto or Lexus.
IF BOTH HEADS ARE REMOVED ABOUT 900.00
Not certified but, take the valve cover off. The gasket will be the rubber piece on the cover. Just replace it with a new and make sure you snug fit them on web replacing. Finger right is what I was told hope I helped out
if its in the reservoir it should be in the radiator of it is then it has a blow head gasket or a crack head
You will need to drop the transmission pan and replace the gasket. While you're at it, replace the filter and clean the pan.
pan/pan gasket also the trans cooler lines that go up to radiator
Probably around $1200.
umm if it was me i would just replace the motor that gasket is way to expensive to have replaced it costs like (10.00) so i would just replace the motor!!!!!
Can be the thermostat which is cheap to replace, or it might be the head gasket which is expensive.
take out the bolts where the top radiator hose enters the motor,pull out thermostat,clean off gasket material on both sides,install thermostat and new gasket,tighten bolts
You get underneath the car, Drain the oil and loosen all of the bolts enough to get it to drop then take all the bolts out and get a new gasket to but it back up or the new one on
You remove the bolts to the oil pan and the pull the oil pan off and the gasket.
replace head gasket
take off the head, replace gasket. reinstall head
The Intake gasket is leaking, NOT THE HEAD GASKET. Replace the intake gasket
cost to replace a head gasket
To replace the oil pan gasket on the Cavalier you need the tool box to open where it is located. After opening, you can proceed to replace the oil pan gasket.
Drain the radiator. The thermostat is in a housing connected to the water pump. Remove the housing to replace the thermostat and gasket.
It is not possible to repair the actual head gasket. Repair of a blown head gasket is to replace the gasket.
Replace gasket why does gasket keep sliding
Oil starts to leak from the gasket. Generally it doesn't pose a problem to the engine unless you run it out of oil. It does make a mess, however, and they're not that expensive or difficult to replace.
Replace the gasket.
The valve cover gasket, on a 2004 Jeep liberty, can be found by removing the valve cover. Peel the gasket off of the head and replace with a new gasket.
The only repair for a blown head gasket is to replace the gasket.