head gasket?

Asked by Nov 05, 2010 at 06:46 PM about the 1996 Pontiac Grand Am 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How do you know if you have a blown head gasket or cracked head on a 96 grand am se 2.4 litre twin cam?

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To see if you have blown head gasket check your engine oil and see if slimey/ smells like coolant, or you can do a compression test. To see if your head is cracked at all i would get it magna fluxed. It will show even the smallest of cracks in the head.

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Take the spark plugs out, then try to start your car. If coolant shoots out at you then you blew your head gasket.

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