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Changed head gaskets now it wont start - 2001 Chevrolet Lumina

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    yadayada Feb 21, 2012

    Then you had other issues like the engine not having any compression maybe. 


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Find out what is missing. Does it have spark? Does it have fuel?
Recheck your work and make sure you have everything plugged in. Connecting a scanner can help a lot with this because if you forgot to plug something in, it will usually set a fault code to tell you which circuit/circuits are not working.

Also, there may not be anything wrong. I have had several where the lifters were collapsed and it did not want to start after doing an intake or cylinder head gasket replacement. When this happens, you just have to keep cranking it for a while to let it build-up some oil pressure to get it started (make sure the battery is fully charged). It will usually make noise (lifters clattering) and run bad for a few minutes after it starts. This should clear up after about five minutes of running.

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