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1999 chevy malibu engine keeps over heating, possibly a blown head gasket?

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  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    what colour is the exhaust smoke ?

  • Tangie Roseboro Jun 17, 2013

    This is no smoke, it's just making a ticking noise

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    do the engine have to be pulled out to get to the head gaskets

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Overheating could be a combo of many thing's.If your thermostat is stuck you will have no circulation which will cause overheating.Also if your eng. has alot of miles your water pump may be in need of replacement.Listen for your radiator fan motor and be sure that's working and also check to see if you radiator is good.If your loosing antifreeze because of a headgasket you will see a white cloud out of the exhuast because it is burning it and sometimes you also get a little in your eng.oil.Using a pressure tester on your coolant system will help to diognos the problem,if you have a leak some where it will not hold pressure.Sign,s of a bad waterpump are poor circulation and a antifreeze leak from a vent on the waterpump.Be sure the eng. is cool before working on it.Hope this was helpfull.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

  • pamela Sep 06, 2011

    how can you tell if the thermostat is stuck?

  • pamela Sep 06, 2011

    how can you tell if the thermostat is stuck?

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