Signs of blown head gasket?

Asked by Feb 28, 2017 at 11:46 AM about the 2000 Chrysler Sebring JX Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What are some
signs of a blown
head gasket on
2000 Chrysler
Sebring?

4 Answers

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White smoke out of the exhaust, coolant on your garage floor or driveway from the center of the car, overheating.

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Lots of white exhaust smoke, oil in the water or water in the oil. You may not have all of these symptoms if a head gasket is leaking.

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To know for sure, run a compression test, or use a product like Block Tester to check for hydrocarbons in the coolant, keeping in mind not all blown head gaskets leak oil or combustion gases into coolant or coolant into oil.

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Also: Coolant looks or sounds like it is boiling, temp gauge rises & fails may go back down when moving or on the gas pedal & back up when stopped. If your oil cap is plastic check the underside for milky oil/coolant sticking to it. Hydrolock. Runs bad. low or no compression. Most times will only have a few symptoms but could be any combination.

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