1991 Ford Escort Lots of things

Tiny
SPIKE568
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  • 1991 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 230,000 MILES
Not sure whether it is Engine or Coolant problem, maybe both. Engine starting making noises, sounding like a diesel. Check coolant light came on, went for an oil change and told them to check coolant, they filled it up. They said there was a small oil leak. Engine started overheating. Now car won't even start, I charge the battery and it starts but I turn the car off and it won't start again. Not sure what the problem is or if there are several problems there.
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Sunday, February 15th, 2009 AT 3:09 PM

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Tiny
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When you say not starting, does it crank but will not start?
Check battery terminals, check starter, if start and all OK
remove spark plugs and check if its crank
let me know
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Sunday, February 15th, 2009 AT 9:12 PM
Tiny
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It doesn't crank, it does nothing, no sound, nothing.
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Sunday, February 15th, 2009 AT 9:25 PM
Tiny
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No power at all, when key on (check battery terminals make sure its clean and tight )
make sure battery fully charged

if power ok it just will not crank
check starter and clutch switch (located at top of the clutch paddle )
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Sunday, February 15th, 2009 AT 9:39 PM

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