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Engine want turnover

I have a 1997 Isuzu Trooper with 133,000 miles on it and yesterday I smelled something like wires burning looked down and noticed my car was registering hot. When I stopped I checked to make sure it wasn't spraying water or steam and it didn't. I let it sit for about 2 hrs. Checked the radiator for water and it had plenty. I went to start the car and it wants to turn over but don't. My battery is only 3 months old, my starter was replaced last year. I tried getting a reading on the computer but there are "no codes" coming up. What could be wrong - do you think it's a relay switch or the brain? I appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks RKK

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Im not that sure but you can try checking on the thermostat located at the end of the radiator hose entering the engine. If this gets stuck in the close position it can easily cause this problem. You can just have a mechanic remove it, you don't have to replace it. The thermostat helps in heating your car during start ups especially in winter, othewise you can do without it. MGA

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