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97 grand am wont start

I had a leak with my radiator, it went one day on the way home. The car just quit running completely and I had to be towed the rest of the way. We replaced the radiator and found the head gasket had went as well. We used Steel seal and fixed that nothing leaking now. It started and I drove it home. However the next day it would not start. Just turned over. We changed the plugs and the coils and nothing. It is getting power acts like it wants to start. It is getting fuel. We had to dry out the chambers cause it was flooded. also changed the ignition module. Still nothing. PLEASE HELP!!! I'm at wits end.

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I had a similiar problem with a Dynasty. I know they are 2 totally different cars but perhaps it may be the same cause.

Turned out my water pump seized and the timing belt that was driving it had snapped. In my case I could remove the oil fill cap and see the rocker arms and that they were NOT moving when the vehicle was cranked.

Just something you might check. Because the seize may have happened when the radiator went out and the system was run without water for awhile.

Then your Radiator got fixed but because the pump was bad the friction from it NOT turning caused the belt to fail.

This is a theory and I Can NOT guarantee that this is your problem, just a suggestion of something you can check.

Good luck
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I think there is sum crack in engine where the Oil is leaking  

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