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I over heated,the serpentine belt snapped. Opened the hood to find steam rapidly coming out of both the antifreeze and out of the engine right by the head gasket. It wasn't smoke not blue or black jus

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Perform a compression test on your cylinders. One unfortunate result of overheating is the blown head gasket. Without compression your motor will not run. Tester are not super expensive or some stores will lend tools.

Posted on Jul 09, 2013

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    Tiffany Meyer Jul 10, 2013

    If I do the test and compression is the issue, is there a way to still get my car going? It did want to almost fire when I disconnected the fuel emergency shut off button from the power in the trunk. (The button seems stuck) I'm at a total loss here.

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