Hello and welcome to just answer Chrysler. If the engine overheated to the point that the head gasket(s) started to leak, then you will probably need to replace the head gaskets and maybe the head(s) themselves. If it overheated enough to crack the engine block then the engine would need to be replaced. Ask your mechanic to tell you where the coolant entered the crank case and then decide what needs to be done.
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A large amount of coolant does not necessarily mean engine death. The oil can be changed a few times to get the coolant out of the crank case and you will probably be ok, however we need to know how the coolant got there. It could be through an intake manifold passage which could be repaired (new gaskets etc.) or it could be a major problem such as cracked block, heads, etc. It is hard to say what kind of shape the bearings are unless the mechanic removes the pan and inspects rod/main bearings. I have seen coolant get into the oil and not cause bearing damage, but you don't know until you inspect them. The next step is to ask the mechanic how the oil got contaminated with coolant and then decide what to do next.
Then you will probably be ok. Just have the oil changed/flushed after the water pump has been replaced. If there is no strange noises (rod knock etc.) the engine is probably ok.
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Sounds good. That is probably your best move at this point. let me know,
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