2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Engine misfires and coolant out of e

  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 145,000 MILES
Ok this one's messy. I attempted to replace the valve cover gasket. I disconnected the necessary hoses and some electrical devices (probably not necessary) including fuel injectors, 2 ignition coils and crank angle sensor. When I got it back together the car wouldn't start. I sprayed all the electrical connections with some electrical cleaner and in the process noticed that I confused the crank sensor with one of the ignition coils. I plugged them in the right way this time and the car started but it wasn't running properly. The engine seemed like it was shaking and there was fluid coming from the exhaust( a lot more than would be considered normal). I put it in reverse and it seemed to shake even more. I also noticed later on that the lower radiator hose was collapsing and there's also some smoke coming from one side of the exhaust manifold right where it leaves the engine block. Also, after starting the car and letting it sit it wouldn't start without a jump and now it won't start at all, it just cranks.
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Friday, April 16th, 2010 AT 11:47 AM

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Hi mundall, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation

now it won't start at all, it just cranks.

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Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/COP/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it.
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