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RADIATOR LEAKING AND CAR WILL NOT START

1996 Mazda Miata

Engine Cooling problem
1996 Mazda Miata 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 91000 miles

I know I need a radiator because it is leaking from the top. I put water in it today and tried to get a jump to start the car but the car will not turn over to start. Have I blown the engine?
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Chandra41
August 16, 2009.



Do below to determine if its fuel or spark problem

Disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

Rasmataz
Aug 17, 2009.