I just bought this truck from someone and those are the problems on the truck. Previous owner thinks that it has a blown head gasket. But he said that there is white smoke coming from the exhaust and it smells like coolant, he took it to Firestone and had a radiator and thermostat put in and it over heated the same day. Any advice?
White smoke coming out of exhaust, smells like coolant and it overheated on 2000 GMC Sonoma
by Armyguy1 in Washington, DC on March 11, 2012
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ANSWER by precision import on March 12, 2012
There is a very good chance that the truck has a blown head gasket. Need to get it to a shop and have it prperly diagnosed. I would have thought that the Firestone shop would have done this before charging a customer $ to make a repair that they probably knew would not completely fix it.
COMMENT by KeithRG on March 15, 2012
Firestoned only sees money. I refuse to go there ever again for auto repairs.
COMMENT by Armyguy1 on March 15, 2012
How much am I looking at to have it repaired at garage? I do have mechanical experience but not a whole lot with repairing something like this. This will be the first time I replaced a blown head gasket, so how hard would it be to repair myself?