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2011 Aveo over heating mechanic telling me head gasket blown there's no smoke oil looks good I have heat coolant coming out resavoir cap gets hot going up a hill acts like don't wanna get gas

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Need to have the coolant system pressure tester to see if you have any leaks?

Posted on Mar 27, 2019

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  • Sharon Rister
    Sharon Rister Mar 27, 2019

    The oil looks good no smell s could it be the coolant sensor

  • Sharon Rister
    Sharon Rister Mar 27, 2019

    Last he put hoses took for a test drive come back and the hose going to the radiator was swoll like a balloon I don't know this mechanic he works for triple a I'm 3 hours from home I need all the help I can get

  • Sharon Rister
    Sharon Rister Mar 27, 2019

    And fan works and I have heat

  • Rocky Ram
    Rocky Ram Mar 27, 2019

    is it overheating in the highways, stop and go or all the time?

  • Rocky Ram
    Rocky Ram Mar 27, 2019

    try checking this first

  • Rocky Ram
    Rocky Ram Mar 27, 2019



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SOURCE: blown head gasket. what is the cause

Running hot will cause head gasget to fail. Or if head is not torqued properly, or a faulty head gasget. Pressure in cooling system means, blown head gasget or cracked head.

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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SOURCE: coolant leak

More than likely it is coming from the intake manifold. You can use a pressure tester that hooks to the radiator and use a flashlight and mirror to get a better look at where it is coming from.

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a 2000 celica gt-s and temperture is at hot

if theres alot of back pressure out of the radiator its definatly a head gasket..rev it up to see,,,if not then it could just be thermostat,,,,

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 subaru legacy- loosing coolant and apparent

check oil colour(milky indicates water)check radiator,can you smell fumes in there,get it tested with and exhaust gas annaliser,which picks up engine fumes in the radiator if you cant tell for sure,it does sound like you have a head gasket problem,you would need to do both heads not 1

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Malibu keeps running hot.

You replaced the head gasket but did you get the head or heads checked for cracks or check the block for warpage?

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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