Do I have a head gasket problem? if so, which one an how much should it be?

Asked by Feb 13, 2015 at 04:30 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 99 Malibu I got from the
auction. After like 10 minutes of
driving the car started to over heat
fast check engine light came on, the
exhaust was smoking like a
chooochooo train, I pulled over to put
antifreeze in it worked for like a half a
second. so I parked the car went
home got this huge 30gallon jug of
water an it got me the rest of the way
home. I have not driven it sence I
some advice please before I got to the
shop or buy parts I don't need!!
Thanks..

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Sounds like the head gaskets. You'll replace both sides. You're looking at between $1500 & $1900 parts and labor. Be sure they change the oil twice after the repair and flush the cooling system. HTH. -Jim

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