2001 Chevy Malibu

Tiny
KASONIA
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 118,000 MILES
Recently the cars radiator cracked and we had to get it replaced. After getting the replacement the car was still leaking fluid out and continuing to get hot. We were advised that after inspecting the car that we have cracked head gaskets. As far as from experience with a cracked head gasket in the past there is white smoke that blows out of the car, but that is not happening. The car still runs but it does have trouble starting and staying started. Also they advised the oil and coolant are mixing as well. Can you please advise as to the possible problems and if that sounds like a blown head gasket. Thanks :)
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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 AT 7:24 AM

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Tiny
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It is far more common for those engine to lose the intake gaskets than the head gaskets. Have achemical test done on the coooling system for exhaust gasses, that will help figure out if it is head gaskets, the test isnt 100% but it is close.I cant recall ever seeing one of those head gaskets leak externally, but the intake will, and the intake will cause the oil/coolant mixture
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Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 AT 8:07 AM

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