My 99 Taurus won't start

Asked by Jul 24, 2016 at 03:11 PM about the 1999 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Driving on freeway with a/c on car lost power  
pulled over opened hood oil sprayed from
dipstick hole now car won't start

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Is it cranking? Or cranking and not starting? Oil blowing out of dipstick indicates crankcase is over-pressured. Normally the PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve keeps a crankcase breathing, but it can't handle a lot of blow-by pressure if you have loss of compression from bad rings, valve seats etc. You won't know for sure until you get a compression test done, and be prepared for some bad news.

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