car made whining noise engine light came on started to slowly overheat now i shut it off and when i turn it on it stalls after 3 seconds

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Asked by Apr 20, 2016 at 11:03 PM about the 2002 Ford Mustang Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

randomly i was driving started to hear some weird whining noise then few
mins later check engine light came on and it was driving ok then i shut it off
and checked the trouble code and it said head piston was overheating.....
when i took rad cap off there was no pressure when releasing it and it was
full of good coolant so i went to start it again and the fan started to make a
wobble/scrape loud noise that even when i turned the key to just on... and
the car would start and then just run for about 3 seconds then stall and it
keeps doing that.... PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!  (electric fan)
bad thermostat?
bad water pump?

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remove the serpentine belt and spin the pulleys and see if one is wobbly or not moving. Could be a water pump has frozen up. Can't say for certain until you start diagnosing.

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