» » »

Chevy Z-71 Intake Gasket Boone NC

We have a Chevy Z-71 which has decided it doesn’t want to heat all the time. It’ll work and then all of a sudden it’ll shoot out cold air.

Dogskin Automotive LLC
(828) 297-1022
399 Linville Creek Road
Vilas, NC
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Auto Cleaning & Detailing

Audio Grooves Inc
(828) 265-4339
267 Highway 105 Extension, # 2
Boone, NC
Services
Audio and Video Installation

Spakes Auto Works
(828) 264-5810
No Given Address
Boone, NC
Services
Car Detailing,Interior Cleaning,Interior Repair

Idol''s Tire Center
(828) 264-5414
1032 E King St
Boone, NC
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Miller Industries
(828) 264-8824
1134 W King Street
Boone, NC
Services
AC and Heating Repair

Erics Body Shop and Auto Service
(828) 265-2983
977 Ball Branch Road
Boone, NC
Services
Auto Inspection,Emissions Testing

Toyota of Boone Inc
(828) 264-1491
665 E King Street
Boone, NC
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

Appalachian Exxon and Service Center
(828) 265-0014
1023 Blowing Rock Road
Boone, NC
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Gas Stations

United Muffler Shop
(828) 262-1025
267 Highway 105 Extension
Boone, NC
Services
Mufflers Repair

Ross Chrysler Jeep Dodge
(828) 264-3626
2282 Highway 105
Boone, NC
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair

Chevy Z-71 Intake Gasket

Provided by:

Reader Question
Hi!

We have a 1997 Chevy Z-71 which has decided it doesn’t want to heat all the time. It’ll work and then all of a sudden it’ll shoot out cold air.

I took it to a shop around my town and they said it was the intake gasket. We let it sit for a month in the Minnesota cold and now there is white smoke coming out of the exhaust and they said not to drive it more than 2 blocks because it’ll probably quit. Does that sound like the head gasket??

Have a great day!

Thank you,

Michelle

Hi there Michelle,

You MIGHT have two issues going on here. I would first start with getting a cooling system pressure test done by a mechanic….even an oil change place can usually do this inexpensive test while you wait. This will determine if you have an internal …like a head gasket leak, or external coolant leak…..like a leaking radiator hose. If you have an internal leak you might want to try this cheap over the counter product first and see what happens. Here is more about this product on my other site

Head Gasket Repair

If you don’t have an internal leak, and your HEATER is not getting hot, see if you can figure out what is happening from this article I wrote awhile back.

Car Heater Problems

Keep me posted,

Blessings,

Austin Davis

Reader follow up

Hey Austin,

Well they got the intake gasket changed. They said there was a major crack in it! But not the dumb truck knocks. It didn’t do that before...

I think some antifreeze may have gotten into a cylinder…I have to check on it next week! We’ll hope for the best! But the good news is it’s not the head gasket!!!! YAY for me!

To read the full article, visit Myhonestmechanic.com