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My car will not start after it heats up untill it cools down

My car will not start after it's been driven around town and turned off to go inside a store. If you change your mind and try and start the car in just a few min. after it was turned off it will not start. If you wait for 15 to 30 min. it will start again. To me some thing is over heated and needs to cool down. But what could it be? I have not had any trouble lights come on to help diagnoise this problem. Can any one help me out?

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  • dan_valfast Jul 23, 2009

    I believe it has 120000 to 150000 miles. I do not see any antifreez. I will need to check the fan for you. The last question how do you find out? Can you see this foam on the dip stick?

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How many miles on this engine? are you loosing antifreez?does your engine fan work? and do you have water in your oil,or white foam looking stuff?It sounds like you have a blown head gasket,Have your cylinders checked for compression,this will let you know if your in need of a head gasket job.

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