Overheating on 1990 Jeep Wrangler

My car is overheating - I was told by a AAA garage that I needed a new radiator , however that was based on them seeing aleak. I took the car to pepboys (mistake) they said that I needed a new water pump and thermostat - I replaced both plus the top hose and bypass hose, The car was tested again and the leaking had stopped but the overheating continued. They then told me it was my head gasket, but there is no mixing with the oil and the water - they have done a block test and it faile dthey said. they charged $488.oo. They had had the car from 10.30- 6pm when they said the car was ready at 6.15 when I arrived they had just done the chemical test and told me the news. I went today to collect my car and have it towed to the dealership- it was running - they could not find my old waterpump and thermostat when I had spefically asked for them. The car is now leaking gain - HELP- what is wrong with it

by in Los Angeles, CA on August 16, 2009
1 answer
ANSWER by on August 17, 2009
It will take an inspection to know what is leaking, but if the headgasket is leaking, you can continue to have leaks, even after fixing a leak. In regards to the parts issue, there is a California law about the shop holding on to your parts and being able to supply them to you. Contact the BAR (Bureau of Automotive Repair) for more information. Have the dealership check the headgasket before making repairs, because if it's leaking it will be a much bigger and more expensive repair than fixing the leak.
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