cracked radiator, replaced thermostat, hoses, AND radiator- Still won't start.

Asked by Aug 08, 2015 at 09:33 PM about the 1992 Ford F-150 S SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I cracked the radiator driving it home hot. it died when I pulled in the driveway. we
replaced the radiator, thermostat and hoses and it still won't start.. HELP!

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If it got that hot then you may have damaged the ignition coil ... Pray that's the only problem.


If it got too hot it can collapse the rings and blue the block thus ruining the engine, test the compression, if it is not at specs then you may need to tear it down to find just how muck damage was done. If you have good compression and no spark check the wiring diagram below for further things to check.

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