91 Ford Laser overheated now wont start

Tiny
MEGAN73
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  • 1991 FORD LASER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 22,000 MILES
Hi I heard a ticking noise in my car whilst driving and noticed it was overheating so I pulled over turned it off, I lifted the bonnet and there was steam everywhere I waited till it cooled right down put water in radiator now it wont start, any ideas
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Monday, January 19th, 2015 AT 6:03 PM

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Tiny
CATAFINA
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Check the fuel pressure if its within specs and injectors are pulsing if okay look for spark then let me know
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Monday, January 19th, 2015 AT 7:58 PM
Tiny
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When you try to start it, does it sound normal? Have you checked to see if there is spark and fuel to the engine?
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 AT 4:59 AM
Tiny
MEGAN73
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It does the normal rrrrrr but sounds like it wants to go but wont if that makes any sense
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
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What about spark and fuel to the engine?
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Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 AT 8:32 AM
Tiny
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Yes there is spark, could I have cooked the motor and how would I know so
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Thursday, January 29th, 2015 AT 1:15 AM
Tiny
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You may have blown head gaskets or warped a head causing low compression. Tell me one more thing. Since you have spark, will the engine start with starting fluid?
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Thursday, January 29th, 2015 AT 5:39 AM

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