Blown head gasket?

30

Asked by May 31, 2016 at 06:30 PM about the 2004 Dodge Neon 4 Dr SXT Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought a car that they said had a blown head
gasket it wouldn't stay running and smoked bad. I
guess it was throwing our security codes so I got a
new key made with a chip in it and something in
the ignition reset. Now it starts right up runs drives
no smoke. But the oils red.. I know it's coolant but I
thought that meant you had a intake leak?
Thoughts anyone?

5 Answers

30

*Throwing out

232,875

Red fluid is transmission fluid. How is the fluid in the radiator? Is it a pink milkshake?

232,875

You might be looking at a head gasket job if the original seller was truthful. Drain the trans fluid and coolant too. You can verify if you have a head gasket issue by doing a few test. A cylinder pressure test and a leak down test. Check youtube on how to perform the test with rented tools from your local auto parts store.

11,725

Get some professional to help you with this!

30

The oil it's for sure dark red no foam or milky look that I can see. I pulled the radiator cap and what was left in there sunk down when I twisted the cap

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Neon

Looking for a Used Neon in your area?

CarGurus has 686 nationwide Neon listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Neon Questions

Dodge Neon Experts

#1 Justin Gilmore
Justin Gilmore
Reputation 1,260
#2 Matt Thibault
Matt Thibault
Reputation 930
#3 Scott Goodyear
Scott Goodyear
Reputation 800
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Neon SRT-4
27 listings starting at $4,500
Used Honda Civic
516 Great Deals out of 89,847 listings starting at $1,299
Used Ford Focus
540 Great Deals out of 57,042 listings starting at $800
Used Chevrolet Cobalt
42 Great Deals out of 3,915 listings starting at $1,498
Used Ford Mustang
396 Great Deals out of 47,365 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Accord
789 Great Deals out of 88,192 listings starting at $1,150
Used Toyota Corolla
717 Great Deals out of 73,207 listings starting at $1,950
Used Toyota Camry
854 Great Deals out of 90,973 listings starting at $249
Used Honda Civic Coupe
146 Great Deals out of 17,599 listings starting at $1,500