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Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:11 am
Subject: plz help
1997 mitsubishi eclipse 2.0 DOHC 140,000k MT
Today on my way to school my car began to overheat so I turned around to go back to the store for water. As I turned around it went dead. I allowed it to cool for about 15 minutes and added some coolant/water mixture I had in the trunk. Afterwards I tried to start, but the engine would not crank. Any possible ideas
Its probably hydrolocked-try removing all the plugs and check for water in the cylinders. Is your battery and connections good?
Lets do below to rule out the headgasket/head and block.
Have it block and pressure tested-do the block first to pinpoint a combustion leaking into the cooling system or a gas analyzer to sniff for hydrocarbons at the radiator fill neck.
Pressure test: do not do a pressure test if there's leakage at the headgasket this might cause coolant into the cylinders and lock it up or bend a connecting rod if cranked thereafter. The headgasket should be repaired before doing the pressure test.
Thursday, October 18th, 2007 AT 3:30 PM