The Intake gasket is leaking, NOT THE HEAD GASKET. Replace the intake gasket
You either need a head gasket or intake gasket.
leaking gasket try tightening the bolts a little might help
It can if it is leaking coolant into engine or out side of engine.
Intake manifold is leaking, or worse, cracked cylinder most likely tho, the intake manifold.
No, if there is coolant in your valve cover it'll be mixed with oil. You blew your head gasket, possibly warped or cracked your head. It may look like coolant is leaking from your valve cover but it's your intake gasket leaking.
There is a heater hose that goes to the left rear top side of the intake manifold and that fitting leaks engine coolant sometimes and it will run down the back of the intake around the distributor. If that fitting is not leaking then the intake manifold gasket is leaking coolant in the corners of it. REplace the intake gasket. That's all that can leak coolant on that year engine. If coolant is leaking out between the transmission and engine block then you have a freeze plug leaking in the back of the engine, between the transmission and block. Must remove the transmission and flywheel to fix it.
if its a 3.1v6,then it is a intake manifold gasket problem, the 3.1 a noted for this!! check to see if gasket is bad.
Intake manifold gasket
Dex-cool coolant highly corrosive is eating away at gaskets mainly intake manifold gasket.
There is coolant on the ground occasionally. How will I know when the intake manifold gasket is leaking
you need to replace the intake manifold gasket.
Engine coolant leaking internally and/or externally.
If you have coolant on the top of the engine it could be a leaky thermostat housing or a leaking intake gasket.
If you are loosing coolant, you have a leaking head gasket. If you are loosing oil and have a turbo, the seal on the turbo is bad. either intake manifold gasket or head gasket is leaking
If it is leaking from a bad head gasket, it is because of a bad head gasket. If it is leaking from a bad intake manifold gasket, it is because of a bad intake manifold gasket.
Can be leaking intake manifold gaskets, which can sometimes be fixed by using Dexcool coolant. Can also be a head gasket.
Yes. White smoke is an indication of a coolant leak which could be caused by an intake gasket
That is a common problem with the vortec 350 engines. The intake manifold gasket starts leaking in the corners of it. That is where the water jackets are and it's only about 1/4 of an inch wide and when it starts leaking it allows engine coolant to leak into the lifter gallery and into the oil. Need to replace intake gasket as long as you no it did not freeze and crack the engine block.
I had that happen once. That's a bad thing. That's either cracked head, blown head gasket, or cracked block.Not necessarily. The intake on some vehicles, especially late models, the coolant circulates thru the intake manifold. You could have a leaking hose or leaking manifold gasket. You would have other problems like cooant in the oil or oil in the coolant if you had a cracked head/block or a bad head gasket.
If you are sure that it did not freeze and crack the block, Then the intake manifold gasket is leaking. That is a common problem with the vortec Chevy engines. You need to replace the gasket with a factory Chevy gasket from the dealer.
Intake gasket leaking on the inside of engine.
Sounds like the head gasket may be leaking to allow the coolant to get in the oil but it it still sealing well around the cylinders. Yes, lower intake manifold gasket is probably leaking. Very common in 1997 and 1998 models. Good engine, just needs sealed up.
I just had the intake manifold gasket replaced on my 96 century yesterday and my bill was $450 but my gasket was only leaking out. If its leaking into your oil it may be more.