1999 Chevy Cavalier White Smoke

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 182,000 MILES
So. A member of my family is having a problem with their vehicle & im trying to narrow down the possibilities for them. They are older & tend to abandon their vehicle on its needs as far as some things. It had been getting hot. We replaced the Coolant cap & it seemed to help for about a week. Then we put in new spark plugs & wires. Changed the oil. Also changed the O2 chamber. It is still getting hot and just recently in the past day or two started blowing white smoke. We checked the oil & there is no signs of the coolant nor water mixing with the oil. We have no oil leak. I cannot find the radiator cap on the top of the radiator nor on the sides. Apparently its hidden somewhere? We have a thermostat for it, but I dont have the right tool set to get to one of the bolts. Im not sure what to do. Can anyone help me? :(
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Monday, August 30th, 2010 AT 3:08 PM

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Tiny
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So white smoke come out exhaust? And there is a coolant losss but no leaks? Does engine run little rough on start up after setting over night?
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Monday, August 30th, 2010 AT 3:21 PM
Tiny
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Yes it runs a little rough when u first start it. & When u first start it. It will blow white smoke out of the exhaust. Then it goes away after about 1/2 mile. Its not the oil that would cause the smoke because we just changed it about a week ago. & No there isnt any leaks but there is coolant loss. I fear its something big :(
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Monday, August 30th, 2010 AT 5:16 PM
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Cylinder head gasket failure
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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 10:23 AM
Tiny
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& to fix that. The price would run?
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Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
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@$1000
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 AT 10:33 AM

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