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I bought a 1992 Silhouette back 2007. Last year the head gaskets went because they said the van overheated. we had no warning light that said there was a problem. He said maybe the fans were not coming on like they to cool things down. Had radiator fluid going where it shouldn't of went. So 1800.00 later I got it fix. Tuesday I was taking the grandkids to school and first time the little box says Hot Engine/ Coolant. Can my daughter to go get ck and was inform it's the head gasket again 1300.to1600.00 dollars. I said how can that be and he sasid the only thing that could the problem with the head gasket is overheating the engine. I said we got no warning but yesterday and we stopped driving the van and took it in right away. Sometimes there is not warning. When we least got it fix they told us to ck the overflow and if there fluid we're ok. Which my daughter did all the time. Even when we brought it in it can 1/2 cantainer full of fluid. So I'm confused . Any answers or help. Rhonda

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Check temp. sensor that screws into the block. It could be bad or wires disconnected.

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