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I have a 2001 sliver buick century serdan my car has stop running i had it check they told me i had a blown lower head gasket they said it was on top of the motor they also said they would have to take the whole motor out i don't really understand could you please help also something keeps poping up in my car saying..TACT IS OFF could you tell me what this means...thanks

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If you blew head gasket it would not start car loosing compression and ur oil and antifreeze would start to mix making alot of white smoke out ur tail pipe,tact this is ur traction control switch

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