I own a 1998 Pontiac Transport Montana. The car has overheated and the coolant light has come on. So I have taken it too a dealership and they say in order for them to test to engine they have to replace the water pump. Which will cost $430. I asked them will this fix the problem for sure they said they won't know till they test it again. I personally think the head gaskets are gone also, and I am not able to pay $1500 to fix that and I don't want to pay 430 to find out if thats the case. Basically I want to know if it is actually true that they have to replace the water pump to tell what are all the problems in the engine (like if the head gaskets are bad)?
Friday, May 19th, 2006 AT 12:01 PM