Good Evening, Is there a way.

Tiny
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Good Evening,

Is there a way you can tell if the water pump or a head gasket is gone?
I just too my car to a repair shop the mechanic stated that it was a water pump, when I picked the car up to take it home 400 dollars later it was doing the same thing. So today they called and stated its a head gasket. So my question to you is, if they would have done further investigation could they could have known if was a head gasket before I replaced the pump?

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Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 AT 11:02 PM

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Tiny
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Pressure test for water pump. Should have been done

head gasket from a leak down test. It is a result of overheating, not the cause

they should have quality checked when done before you picked it up

Roy

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