TAURUS OVERHEATED, NOW WON'T START

  • Tiny
  • gabbynik
  • Ford Taurus

My 2001 Ford Taurus overheated on the highway. Got off the highway and turned car off. Car then would not start. 4 days later, car started sluggishly. Used a trailer to haul the car home. Now after 3 more days, car won't start again. It cranks but won't start. I am pretty sure it is the head gasket. Does this sound correct? Why won't the car start now?

Thursday, November 8th, 2007 AT 1:05 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

Pull all the sparkplugs out and inspect for water in the cylinders and inspect the plugs.

Also check for spark-disconnect a plugwire or 2 and ground it to the engine-while cranking it over-do you have spark? If you got spark look for fuel

Pressure test it to confirm its the headgasket-

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Thursday, November 8th, 2007 AT 1:26 PM

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