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Over heated put crack in radiator fixed but now it won't start,it tries I checked fuses what could be wrong

2000 sophia 4 cyl 5 speed fixed radiator etc. car won't start it tries so what could be wrong?

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Alot could be wrong. to start the radiator needs coolant to run through it. if that doesnt happen then the car over heats. need new radiator and new fan probably also.

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