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My aunt overheated her 97 geo prizm.Now it will turn over but it won't start. It sounds like it has low cylinder compression, what should it be? What else could it be?

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Very likely she has blown out the head gasket. If the motor lost a lot of cooling fluid, that is the most logical cause.
A leaking head asked will press out all cooling fluid.
Not the overheating caused damage to the head gasket, but the other way around. The leaking gasket, caused the overheating.

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check all your relays with an ohmeter to make sure they all operate. A code would go off usually only if it is an electrical problem. If you are getting fuel and fire, and no codes it is most likely a relay. If you did have codes then I would say sensor. So check those relays

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on each headlamp assembly, there will be either one or two plastic nuts that you can turn.

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SOURCE: geo metro low compression all cylinders

Pour some SAE 30 Engine Oil through spark plug hole. No more than a table spoon. It will seal the rings temporarily. Repeat the compression test. If it will be low, then you have bad exhaust valve. If will increase then might be frozen (stuck) ring.

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