Having problems with your 1999 Toyota RAV4 ?

Overheating i have a 1999 rav-4 4 cylinder with 120,000k. i have brought this car my finances to a local mechanic and first they said water pump ($500) then it was radiator ($600) now they think it is a head gasket ($1200). said they found faint exhaust fumes in radiator. first questions is can a layman expect to be able to fix this problem? from what i understand the part is inexpensive it is the labor that is the expensive part. second question i was talking to a good old boy and he informed t

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 25-09-2017

Answers :

Replacing a head gasket is a job better left to professionals.  The repair shop you have been taking it to obviously doesn't know what they are doing, as they are only throwing on parts in hope of fixing the problem.  There is a chance that a can of stop leak and some times retorquing the head bolts might temp solve the problem.  Try a product called:  Bars leak.
Prices seem high, try to go elsewhere! price for waterpump and radiator are way to high, as for head gasket, it's a bit high but not really to bad. yes there is something you can put in radiator, it's called radiator stop leak, bargs? is the best i belive. note, stop leak is a TEMP solution. best off just to fix the problem.
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