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Have a 2007 Dodge Nitro...
Have a 2007 Dodge Nitro 4.0 with 132k miles, 4wd..2 yrs ago replaced heater core, thermostat..because it failed to heat properly..problem not corrected, so, then replaced water pump, thermostat again, and timing belt, because 2x it overheated, losing coolant from reservoir both times, so flushed radiator, also put in new heater switch..could this be head gasket beginning to go out..as, when idling, engine slightly wiggles?
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Good afternoon, I hope you are doing great. I would be happy to answer this for you.

Unfortunately this does sound like a possible head gasket/surface issue. There are combustion testers that you can buy at the parts store. They will take a sampling of the coolant and this will tell you if there is any combustion gasses present in the coolant and will be able to identify an issue

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