i have a 98 Cavalier lost power on freeway we stopped & car over-heated. Towed car home & changed water pump. Now the car turns over, wont start its got fuel & spark. Tried starting fluid, nothing.

Terry Newkirk

Asked by Jun 19, 2016 at 10:30 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If it got too hot you could have lost the tension in the piston rings and blued the block, run a compression test on the engine, write them down and then add just a little oil to each cylinder and do it again and see how much higher the compression is with the oil, if it rises a lot then chances are high that there is ring and cylinder damage.

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