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How to replace a blown head gasket on 1997 chevorlet cavalier

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there are many was a head gasket can blow . sometimes they just leak to the outside sometimes they leak to the coolant and then it blows out your antifreeze. if you have a blown head gasket you will see it when you pull the head. and yes you should hace the head checked at a machine shop and install with a new head set never reuse a gasket .
later paul

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u have to start by removeing ur headers dont forget to take ur blown gasket to ur local part store to make shure u get the rigth one

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I would change both, as well as use new head bolts. Make sure your heads are not warped or cracked, especially the one that is leaking. There may not be any need to change the head if it is not cracked. These are prone to blowing a gasket especially after 150K miles or so. It will not cost a huge additional amount to change both head gaskets since the engine will have to be disassembled down to the heads anyway. Hope this helps you, Rick

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SOURCE: 1997 cadillac head gasket blown

stay away from Cadillacs with the Northstar engines.. I owned a 97 in 2009..Had everything rebuilt at Cadillac because they all seem to eat oil before it gets to the 100 thousand mile mark..this is why Cadillac was sued....These engines burn oil to nothing for no reason with no oil leaks to be found..if thats not the problem then the radiators always malfunction..type in Cadillac recalls and you will see a long list of problems..the only thing good about these cars is it will shut off the engine before you really damage will give you three warning notices on the computer to pull over..then itll shut off.. i got rid of my car when it told me to pull over because of low oil pressure and when i stopped to check it,it was at the proper oil level..and this high compression engine called Northstar HAS TO ALWAYS HAVE PREMIUM gas..anything less will indeed cause these engines to me.. these arent the old carburated cadillacs..

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are you sure head is not cracked

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