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Old 04-04-2011, 02:19 PM
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Default Blown Header Gaskets

Hey everyone,

I believe I bought a 1997 Dodge RAM 1500 with blown header gaskets. Hopefully the problem isn't any worse than that. I took it to a mechanic he popped the hood and listened for a second and immediately said its blown header gaskets. (It makes a slight ticking noise and seemed to be worse during the cold weather.) I had a friend look and he said its an exhaust leak then the mechanic said its blown header gaskets.

I want to get the problem fixed however want to avoid getting ripped off again.

How much are new header gaskets and typically how much is it for a mechanic to fix?

Thanks for any help or suggestions.
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