Engine Cooling problem
1997 Buick Lesabre 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 70,400 miles
I was driving my car last tuesday when it broke down. I was going about 40mph right around where it shifts, and the car jumped as I accelerated. I would have thought nothing of it but the car didnt continue to accelerate. I tried to accelerate again and the car jumped again. After this second jump the car lost engine power. I was luckily able to pull into a parking lot before I lost momentum. The mechanic told us the problem was the intake gasket and replaced it. It still didnt start. The mechanic then came to the conclusion that it was the head gasket and it was blown. He is calling me a liar about the absence of white smoke and the car overheating. I was driving the car for about 7 minutes and the temp gauge was no where near the overheat status. The car is under a 90 day warranty and he is unwilling to fix it for free saying that it is my fault for not seeing the tempature rising. There is the NY lemon law but I am asking what I should do about the 5000 dollars I am out and/or what could be the problem. I dont believe the mechanic and think he is incompetent.
Saturday, September 30th, 2017 AT 4:22 PM