1988 Ford Festiva

Engine Performance problem
1988 Ford Festiva 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 250000 miles

ok so my girlfriend has an 88 ford festiva and her water pump failed recently and she was trying to make it home while it was overheating instead of stopping and drove it till it died I replaced the pump and the plugs and checked the head gasket and all of thats good I checked compression and it feels normal I dont have a tester I just plugged the spark plug hole witha finger what could be the problem it wont start still it gets close but doesnt quite start
August 5, 2009.

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