how can i tell if my head gasket is going bad ..and would a cooling system vavle cause my car to lose water i replaced my thermostat

Asked by Aug 28, 2012 at 06:39 AM about the 2001 Dodge Intrepid SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i just replaced my thermostat but i check my water resavior and it is losing water still also if my head gasket is bad wouldnt there be water in my oil ..there is no water in my oil

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Water in oil is one sign, another is white smoke out the exhaust as you might be burning it. Also check for leaks in the hoses and radiator. You can diagnose a faulty headgasket by doing a compression test on each cylinder.

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Also check between the head and the block.Sometimes you will see dampness on the engine block.Does your car have the garbage 2.7L in it?Those engines were known for head gaskets.

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Chances are you probably have a leaking water pump, since they are internal on the 2.7LDOHC and both the 3.2L and 3.5L front cover removal will be necessary to inspect, 2.7 is chain driven, the water pump will fail 2 ways either internal seal will fail or the pump shaft will have play.

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