Coolant Loss, Engine Overheating, White Smoke From Exhaust on Mercury Sable

Problem Description and Possible Solution

White smoke coming from the exhaust could indicate that a head gasket has blown or there is a cracked cylinder head. Our technicians tell us that removal and inspection of the cylinder heads will be required to confirm a crack is present.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 104,600 (50,000–168,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6, 3.8L V6
7 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1999, 2003
12 people reported this problem
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The dealer is asking for $2,200 to replace head gasket.
blown head gasket/ replaced head gasket