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OVERHEATED, NOW WON'T START

Ford Taurus

My 2001 Ford Taurus overheated on the highway. Got off the highway and turned car off. Car then would not start. 4 days later, car started sluggishly. Used a trailer to haul the car home. Now after 3 more days, car won't start again. It cranks but won't start. I am pretty sure it is the head gasket. Does this sound correct? Why won't the car start now?
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Gabbynik
November 8, 2007.



Pull all the sparkplugs out and inspect for water in the cylinders and inspect the plugs.

Also check for spark-disconnect a plugwire or 2 and ground it to the engine-while cranking it over-do you have spark? If you got spark look for fuel

Pressure test it to confirm its the headgasket-

Rasmataz
Nov 8, 2007.