93 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3 L engine

We are having severe problems with our van overheating. So far we have replaced the waterpump, the tensioner, the radiator - to a tune of $800 + we can't afford more - couldn't afford that. But it is still
overheating. Now the mechanic is telling us there is a very small leak in the head gasket that is causing it. Is this possible? We don't want to burn up our engine, and want to get it fixed, but my fear is dumping another $800 into it and still not having it fixed - any ideas....PLEASE HELP. My husband's job depends on this vehicle running right.
thank you Arleine
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I had the same problem with my wife's 1989 3.3L engine. Yes it is a head gasket. The original gaskets were very poor and I am sure you have a burn trace form a cylinder to a water hole. I took the complete engine apart because I wanted to fix a few engine oil leaks. I was totally surprised as to the little bit of wear there was in the engine. I live in Phoenix so the body was in excellent shape so I figure the van is good for another 150,000 plus miles bar an accident.
I would say get it fixed. It is to bad that they didn't remove the heads when they had it torn down to replace the waterpump. It would not have taken that much longer to remove the heads.
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