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Coolant overflowing and now wont start

Car was fine when running but when i shut it off coolant pours out of reservoir. Car is now also not starting cranks fine but will not start is getting fuel has spark temp never got hot has oil and had water just before this happened.

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  • westbatm Oct 13, 2008

    yes seems to turn over normal but doesnt even try to start. Thanx 4 reply.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    If coolant came out the recovery tank the car was overheated, there is no other reason for this to happen. Does it seem to turn over normally?

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It sounds like a timing chain problem as far as the starting issue, since it's getting fuel.
As for the coolant overflow, I would remove the thermostat and see if that solves the issue and replace it regardless along with fresh antifreeze and flush.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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