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1996 pontiac grand am-- cuts off and will not start

About 2 weeks ago my radiator got a crack in it and the car ran extremely hot. car would die while driving and would be hard to start afterwards. it would start but you would have to wait a signifigant amount of time. I have replaced the radiator, coils pack, ign module and coolant temp sensor. car still cuts off while driving, and still will not start up after driving. i have to let it sit for alot of time before it will crank what else do i have to check and do.It seems like it should be an electronicproblem but i'm not sure any help guys i'm going crazy

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  • drunkenmusic Nov 11, 2008

    head is not warped or cracked that has been ascertained. but thanks for the info



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If you ran the car "extremely hot" you could have warpped or cracked the heads on on the engine. You might be leaking radiator fluid into your cylenders and you are burning the anti_freeze as the engine runs. The only way to know for sure is to take the car to a service center or local repair shop and let them check it out.

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