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What should you do about a blown head gasket in your 1996 Saturn?

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2008-01-16 13:51:02
2008-01-16 13:51:02

a blown head gasket needs to be replaced as early as possable. it will only get worse and additives like water glass, etc will gradually worsen the problem.

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The only repair for a blown head gasket is to replace the gasket.


what are you asking here? PLease be more specific ...like - how do I know if my head gasket is blown, or what do I do about a blown head gasket ......


The 1996 Saturn more likely has a blown head gasket. The gaskets will give this problem. If the head is in doubt it can be checked for warpage.



No, it will not. This is just a temporary emergency repair. The only way to fix a blown head gasket is to replace it.


Blown head gasket. You better have this fixed before driving anywhere. Serious engine damage will occur if you continue to drive this car. I second the blown head gasket diagnosis -- classic symptoms.


A 1996 Saturn vehicle will only use R134A refrigerant. I was a Saturn technician for years in Saturn Dealerships.


you probably have air in cooling system, which is probably caused by blown head gasket(s). Head gasket and intake gasket on these engines are notorious for failing.


Boil over? As in antifreeze? that's probly a blown headgasket


You have a faulty cap, seal, gasket, or a blown cylinder head.


If you're seeing foam in the coolant and it's being pushed out of the coolant system, you PROBABLY have a blown head gasket or cracked head. If the engine has overheated even once recently, the head probably warped causing the gasket to blow, or the head could have cracked. Either way, it's fairly serious and should be addressed promptly.


Signs of a blown head gasket are: White smoke that has a sweet smell coming from the exhaust. Loosing coolant with no apparent leak. Coolant mixed with the oil, which will look milky. Air bubbles in the radiator when the engine is started cold with the radiator cap removed. A cooling system bleed down test will verify a blown gasket or leak. Finally a compression test will verify a blown gasket or cracked head.


Remove intake and exhaust manifolds, and then remove the head. This is a major repair that should only be attempted by someone who is competent.


It could be low coolant, a defective cooling system or it may have a blown head gasket


$100.00 if you do it yourself, $1500.00 for a mechanic to do it.


.....what about it? There is one. Dealer has premolded ones also


One hour of labor (~$75) + the gasket (~$15-25).


Selling price of a 1996 Saturn?


Probably a blown head gasket caused by studs pulling out of the engine block. Very common with those engines.



the blown head gasket would make it over heat. but it wouldn't cause the heater to blow cold, it should actually blow hot if that is wat happened


on my 1996 Saturn it was a blown fuse under my hood my headlights worked, but the lcd light or my back lights on my car didnt work.


Sounds like a blown headgasket or intake manifold gasket. Sounds like a blow intake gasket to me...It happened to My 86 Mustang and my 96 Lumina.


well i just did a head gasket job on my 1992 g30 full size van & it costed me about $185 for all the gaskets , oil & antifreeze


YES BUT. YOU SHOULD USE THE 1996 CRANKSHAFT AND THE 1996 INTAKE SO YOU NEED TO DISASEMBLE BOTH ENGINE TO DO ONE



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