Won't start


Asked by Jul 21, 2016 at 03:42 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My son was driving his 1990 2.3 mustang
and he over heated it. I believe he drove it
untill it just stopped. Kids. Anyway I filled it
w coolant and it wouldn't start. Just
cranked. Got a tow home and replaced worn
out cap and rotor. We have spark but still
just cranks. Today I'm gonna check
compression and if I'm getting gas. Anything
else you can recommend?

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That about covers everything. I'd try spraying a little starting fluid down the throttle body and see if it runs a few seconds on the starting fluid. If so, it's a fuel problem. If not, do the compression test. If the motor was overheated that bad it might be done. HTH. -Jim


Check to see if the timing belt came off or is broken. If it came off check to see that the camshaft is free and not seized in the cylinder head.

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Timing belt is still on

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Fixed it guys. Spark plugs were wasted from the heat. Radiator is also leaking but we got it running.

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Awesome! Thanks for letting us know. Glad you got it running! -Jim


Good deal!

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