I have a 1999 Chevy Venture with about 96,000 miles on it. In the last year or so, I have had the water pump replaced (twice), the coolant sensor replaced, the thermostat replaced and previous to that my intake valve replaced. This was all due to the fact that my car temperature gauge was going into the red causing the temp warning light to come on, then the gauge would come right back down but then the low coolant light would come on intermittently. I have also complained of a clunking sound during turns which they never heard & I have had a rough idle when starting the car in the last couple months- they replace the spark plugs which didn't quite make it go away but it seemed a little better. The various fixes only ever lasted about a month or two. We did travel about 1000 miles for a vacation last summer with the low coolant light only coming on driving the last 10 mile stretch.
Anyway, now I am being told that I have a blown head gasket & it may cost $2000. I feel like they caused the bad gasket by not diagnosing properly. Could I be right? I had the car in a month ago and it wasn't acting up for them so they sent me on my way.
Friday, November 16th, 2007 AT 1:09 PM