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WONT START, ENGINE CRANKS BUT WONT START EVEN WITH STARTER FLUID

1997 Ford Aerostar • 200,000 miles

So to take it back to the start, the van was overheating but I didnt have the money at the time so I just kept adding water to it. It just died on me one day and I have not been able to get it started again. I replaced the head gaskets(there was a couple quarts of water in the oil pan), I have tested that it is in the right position, there is spark and there is fuel. So that is a compression issue correct? What could this be? I was told that I now have valve problems and should just replace the motor. I dont know why but that seems wrong to me. Even if it is a valve couldnt I replace it?
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HumbleHut
April 25, 2013.



If you drove it to the point that it stopped running due to water in the oil, they you have likely wasted the whole motor now. Take a compression test to get an idea about that.

Wrenchtech
Apr 25, 2013.