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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-10-2018, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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I had my car for a year and have had so many problems. I bought car from buy here pay here and in December had to spend $1500 for new computer and crank sensor then a recall was sent out for coolant sensor system got that fixed in March. After recall the car showed it was hot and shut down , towed it to ford and they said there was air left in coolant line . Again two weeks later car did same and had it towed in cause when the car says it’s hot it automatically shuts car down it will start but not go anywhere. They said they could not find anything wrong after having it a week in half. Gave me the car back and a card with tow company’s phone number Incase the car messed up
Again. I noticed white smoke from the tail pipe when the manager drove it around , he said it was probably cause it had not been drove. The next day the car would not hold coolant and lots of white smoke coming out tail pipe. Had it towed now ford said that it is a blown head gasket and the car is not under warranty and wants $2200 to fix it. After they told me they could not find nothing wrong and towed for free. I feel like cause of recall the coolant recall that the car was getting hot back then and after that they told me to drive it and blew gaskets I feel like they should be some part responsible for helping me. They won’t I am still making payment don’t know what to do. I call corporate and they don’t want to even talk to me. Please if anyone can help with any ideas I need it. I am a single mother now without a car and ford could careless.
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The symptoms you describe are certainly consistent with a blown head gasket. The reason the car was overheating was likely because coolant was repeatedly getting sucked in to the cylinders. One of my sons has a 2013 Ford, but his car is a Focus. I have not heard of any general head gasket problem on these newer model Ford vehicles. Sometimes the cause of blown head gasket are due to lack of maintenance. Insufficient oil changes and coolant changes are one culprit.

How many miles do you have on your car, and what size engine do you have (2.5L?). I'm sorry to hear that you have a head gasket problem. The used Ford Fusion engines are quite inexpensive (both plentiful and readily available) and are excellent options for fixing major problems like this.

For example, my daughter has a 2006 Mazda 3. Last year her car reached 155k miles and the head gasket blew. By far the cheapest option was to get a used, newer Ford Fusion engine and swap it into her car. We got a 2012 2.5L Ford Fusion engine with only 20k miles on it for $800 including delivery to my house. Just having her head gasket replaced in her old Mazda engine would have been $2000. Now, the $800 for the "new" engine does not include the labor required to swap out the engine of course. But I did the work myself as have several people on this forum.
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Aside from you saying you were told it has a cylinder head issue can you please post the copy of the work order so a few of us can read the technical end of how the conclusions were established.

Nothing you posted has by your wording absolutely concluded that any real diagnostic work was performed for the issues or performed correctly. This is not to say it was not done but I am skeptical of reports and also it seems to fall into the catagory of "to many cooks in the kitchen" and perhaps they are using this method of problem solving. Picture posted below.

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