99 Taurus overheated now just turns but won't start
I was driving on the expressway when I loss power the engine revved up but then cut off
when I released the gas petal. I opened the hood and it was boiling over with water. I let it
cool down but it still will not crank just turns. I have good fuel pressure and good spark I
just don't understand what went wrong
Does the engine sound like it has any compression when cranking, or does it just spin really easy? Do a compression test. You could have blown the head gaskets, cracked the heads, collapsed the piston rings. Today's engines run so hot that any increase in temps can cause engine damage.
Yes the engine does spin freely but there is no water on the oil stick when I checked it
Thank you I believe I will have to valve cover gaskets will that keep the compression down too
OK I would still run a compression test, it still could be head gaskets it is just that they have blown between cylinders and not into a water passage
Ok thank you
Oh how do I do a compression test?
Remove the spark plugs, screw in compression tester, unplug ignition coil or distributor connector, crank engine 3 to 5 seconds, write down cylinder number and gauge reading, do this to all cylinders.
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