HOW DO I FIX MY RIO?

  • Tiny
  • hunterm48
  • 2003 Kia Rio
  • 110,000 miles

The car got overheated due to a radiator leak. I changed the radiator, the car will crank but idle rough and eventually turn off and wont crank again.

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Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 AT 3:53 AM

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  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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DEPENDING ON HOW LONG IT WAS DRIVEN WHILE OVERHEATED. IT'S POSSIBLE THAT YOU HAVE BLOWN A HEAD GASKET AND/OR DAMAGED THE HEAD

CHECK YOUR COOLANT FOR OIL AND YOUR OIL FOR WATER (THIS IS A SURE SIGN) HOWEVER, IT'S NOT A FULL TEST

YOU PROBABLY NEED TO DO A COMPRESSION TEST ON ALL OF THE CYLINDERS TO SEE IF THEY ARE WITHIN SPECS

THE MEDIC

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