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2000 Chevy Impala - Temperature gauge goes into the red quickly. I had cooling fan assembly replaced 2 months ago because car temperature gauge used to go into the red and sometimes stall.

2000 Chevy Impala - Temperature gauge goes into the red quickly. had cooling fan assembly replaced 2 months ago because car temperature gauge used to go into the red and sometimes stall. Two months and $1,200 later, the temperature gauge now goes way into the red after 10 minutes on the road and the warning light rings. My boyfriend and a neighbor looked at the coolant - they said it could probably use some, and the color it is now is brownish, which they say mean it's dirty. The car doesn't stall, but I'm afraid to keep it running. Any chance I can diagnose and fix this with their help instead of a mechanic? I really can't afford this right now! Thanks so much.

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    yadayada Feb 24, 2012

    The cost to repair the head gasket problem is $1000.00, you said you had money issues, so I am sorry to deliver the bad news on this. Of course get my opinion confirmed by a local shop before tearing the engine apart to replace the head gaskets.

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You have a leaking cylinder head gasket, sorry.

Posted on Feb 24, 2012

  • Cindy Goldstein Feb 24, 2012

    Thanks so much, Dennis - but why did you say "sorry" - is it that bad? What do I do about it, and how much would it cost?

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Yea they are right right undo the hoses from the coolant container to to the radiator and the hose from the radiator to the engine and let it all drain out then put it back on and put some new radiator fluid in the radiator until ist full and then put some more in the container for extra make sure to put both hoses back on

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