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Why wont my engine start

After overheating the engine wont start...

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You could have burnt the engine up. Put a wrench/ socket to the crank bolt. See if it turns.

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Dear Customer,

In your case you have o check you radiator,& repair any puncture than try it,

problem occured cause of overheating as engine starts so, you must repair your radiator or you can replace this with new 1 radiator,


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