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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-20-2018, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Need advice I'm stuck

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In santa cruz CA from TN on a road trip to visit some friends. On my way here the nipple just below my radiator cap blew and caused the engine to over heat. I got the radiator replaced at a mechanic didn't have much choice. Then the car started to nearly redline and cool off I was thinking thermostat but wanted to get the codes checked. The codes showed all the ignition coils were bad so I replaced those, spark plugs and thermostat. Then After putting everything back together the car was idling pretty rough the check engine light and trac off lights were flashing. The car then died and after restarting idled for a few seconds died and now it won't start. Any ideas on what the cause could be would be greatly appreciated.
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Well, if the engine overheated, then it's dead
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what tobias said, you should not have let it overheat. that was probably the final nail in the coffin.

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Headgasket is likely done for if you overheated the motor and it won't start now, there is no compression. You have to do a pressure test on the cylinders to know for sure.
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