2000 Pontiac Grand Am overheating

Tiny
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Engine Cooling problem
2000 Pontiac Grand Am 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

Hi, my car had been overheating and not blowing out any hot air from the heater so I changed the thermostat, that seemed to work for about two hours. Then all the engine coolant started to leak out so I changed the water pump, but in doing so I turned the crank shaft and now when I put the water pump on the car wont start. I was wondering if this was the reason for the car not starting and if by turning the crankshaft while replacing the water pump the car wont start. And also when I was looking for the water pump I managed to take off the air compressor and drained all the oil and freon in the compressor, I know pretty stupid, but I got the right refrigerant r134a and recharged it. But im not sure if the 18oz. Can had enough oil in it. Could the air compressor not having enough oil in it be the reason for the car not to start.

Any info will be SO GREAT.
THANKS YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!
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Friday, January 23rd, 2009 AT 10:41 AM

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Tiny
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Changing water pump and the AC compressor oil/freaon or whatever will not prevent the engine from starting there's something else is wrong here.

Check fuel and spark then come back with some results we start here.
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Friday, January 23rd, 2009 AT 1:02 PM
Tiny
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If the timing is off on my vehichle would that be the reason it wont start. It started before I changed the water pump, now it wont start. I think I might have thrown the timing off when changing the water pump because I turned the crank shaft when doing this.
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 10:04 AM
Tiny
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Did you remove Timing chain tensioner? If yes did you put engine on TDC #1 cyl? Did you turn crank whlie tensioner was off? If you answer no, no, yes then engine is out of mechanical time.
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 11:44 AM
Tiny
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HI, MUCH THANKS, you guys are awesome. Nobody wants to tell me anything they just want to get my car in the shop, which I wouldnt mind if I could afford it, believe me. I still will probably take it to the shop but at least i'll know a little more about what could be wrong. But anyway your help and info are greatly appreciated, once again THANK YOU!
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 11:57 AM
Tiny
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Good luck probably just need to reset chain and she should be fine.
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 12:00 PM

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