Engine Cooling problem
1999 Chevy Venture 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 93000 miles
Van lost heating, my husband replaced thermostat, it acted up again, so he replaced another element (cannot recall name). A few weeks later, van lost heat & I noticed it was overheating. I tried to drive home, the van powered down 1 block from home - waited a few mins & continue to drive home.
Husband was done fooling with this, and I took van to family mechanic to have another thermostat put in. Mechanic says it has a blown head gasket & wants $1500.
We do not concur with his diagnosis because all fluids are where they should be. There is no evidnce of any loss in oil, trans fluid, or coolant.
Currently looking for another mech that's quick (other mech we know has a back-up of at least 1 week all the time).
Any suggestions? Would you agree with a head gasket? Is there something else we should be looking for?
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 AT 7:14 PM