with only 73000 miles roughly this problem just began to occur but the car does not throw out any white smoke from tail pipe. Could this be a waterpump?
96 Cougar began to over heat Mechanic says head gasket it has roughly 73000 mile on 1996 Mercury Cougar
If a mechanic checked your car out and said it needs a head gasket it will be hard for any of us here to argue with that!!
did the car ever overheat on u? also did the mech do a cooling system chemical test on it?
Mileage is not the only factor. The vehicle is 16 years old and age plays a factor in gasket condition as well.
What makes you think it is not the head gasket?