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?
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1996 Mercury Cougar Question: 96 Cougar began to over heat Mechanic says head gasket it has roughly 73000 mile
Answer #1pushrod December 12, 2012, 22:39Master
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!!
Answer #2your.mechanic December 12, 2012, 22:55Master
What makes you think it is not the head gasket?
Answer #3Greg's Orange Auto (14224 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper December 13, 2012, 06:33Master
did the car ever overheat on u? also did the mech do a cooling system chemical test on it?
Answer #4csubak30 December 13, 2012, 07:14Master
Mileage is not the only factor. The vehicle is 16 years old and age plays a factor in gasket condition as well.