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2006 DODGE STRATUS F.U.B.A.R. HEAD JOB

So got this car needing a head gasket change, car ran before an now after the two idiots that replaced the gasket were done the car dont start, needless to say I took over. So I've spent a week cleaning up their mess.. missing bolts, bolts in wrong place, smashed pins on all spark plugs..( gee but they checked the compression an said it was fine...ya right) how could you miss that... im pointing all this out mainly because these are two men claiming to know cars and im a girl tought by my father and aided by google and you tube, an I know why the car dont start... anyways did the compression check myself and found the back three have 0 the front 3 have 30 90 30 so off with the valve...i found ....hmmmm excuse the female lingo here but its like a bearing that just sits on the spring for the valves anyways it was just chillen inside under the cover so i put it back where it belongs and my common sence tells me no compression means my valves are stuck open... sorry for the drawn out story im just really dumb founded here about this whole situation...these aint no youngsters either their grown men...omg...so my real question is how im to unstick the valves and their caked a bit with crud from haven a blown head gasket before im sure...anyways thanks for taken the time to read my story...

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IF the valves are sticking open then the bad news is that they are probably bent and jamming in the guides.. I would guess that in reassembling the head they were not aware of the cam shaft timing and turned the crank when the cam was not positioned correctly hence the bent valves. With the compression readings you have it points directly to bent valves . They probably fitted the cam shaft then put the head on which will result in the same bent valves. Sorry for the news but my advice is to get the valves replaced then get hold of a work shop manual and do the job according to the book. At least you will wind up knowing more that the guys that didn't Best of luck.

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remove all the components in the way of the valve cover.  Then remove the valve cover and replace the gasket and reassemble.
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