Got overheated & now won't crank

Asked by Oct 21, 2016 at 05:48 PM about the 1998 Honda Accord DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1998 Honda accord , while driving the
dash broad & radio staring going in & out , put oil in
it and while I was driving it ranned hot and starting
smoking and it went dead , so found out it was the
alternator , battary was completely dead , bought a
new alternator & belt & radiator .. I boost it off and
everything comes on but it just want crank , while
trying too crank it my boyfriend was putting water
in it and the water shot out the radiator we don't
know what's wrong please help us please

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Ok lets work backwards . If the water was being forced back out while attempting to start the engine it's possible the head gasket is blown and exhuast/compression is being sent thru the Coplant system . Not knowing how badly or how long it was driven overheated etc etc. 2nd Hondas have a coolant bleeder valve just off the thermostat housing ( they must be air bled or you will constantly have over heating issues ) I suggest a quick you tube video on how to properly bleed the sir from the system to save you even more headaches . 3rd since the alternator apparently shorted out I'd first look for blown fuses i.e. ign. 1 ign 2 ecm.etc. maybe you will get lucky and it will be as simple as that . As far as the smoke ..was it steam from the overheating or actual smoke like black/gray as if something such as wires ? If it was the latter you are in for an expensive repair depending on how bad the damage is . Just for general info .if the alternator wasn't charging amd the battery was on its way to complete discharge the cooling fans would have stopped and thus I'd guess caused the overheating issue . But again without being there it's impossible to say exactly what happened .Good luck

56,695

You probably seized the engine and/ or warped or cracked the head. I doubt an old car like yours is worth fixing so sad to say I think you need a new one.

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