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I have a 97 lhs I overheated so I replaced the thermostat and the radiator..I was driving down the highway and my temp was hot it started to lose power and shut off..now when I try to start it..sounds like a low battery and wont start at all even with a jump. The oil on the dipstick is black no visible water.please help

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Is the radiator still full of coolant ? Are you saying the engine will not crank ? Have you pulled the spark plugs and checked for coolant in the cylinders ?

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  • Jennifer White
    Jennifer White Jul 28, 2013

    Hi..the engine was out of coolant..will not crank..oil dipstick is clean..have not pulled spark plugs

  • Jennifer White
    Jennifer White Jul 28, 2013

    Pulled the spark plugs an they were wet..

  •  Stephen
    Stephen Jul 28, 2013

    Wet with coolant, or gasoline ?

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SOURCE: 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser overheating- REPLACED ENTIRE COOLING SYS

Do a cylinder leak down test. Hook up a airline to each spark plug hole. Bring each cyclinder to tdc and listen for air leak. Possibly in the radiator. You can also reverse the process by doing a radiator leak down test. If you hear bubbling in the radiator bad head gasket. Remove and replace head gasket.

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Ok first check the water pump and if that is ok sounds like the head gasket blown, look for water in the oi, thisl will be like a milky colour

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Hook up a cooling system pressure tester. If you have a pin point leak, the pressure from the tester will shoot coolant out of the leaking area.

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i would say if the fluid is full and the thermostat is not sticking it would be your engine coolant temperature sensor (ect) sensor

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you could have a bad hose, check the upper and lower hoses and hake sure they are not caving in on themselves. sounds like it could either be that or you might have something cloging the hoses. run the engine with the hood open so you have the pressure build up, and look at both raditior hoses. see if they are bulging out as pressuer gets built, or if they cave in .

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