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91 Buick Skylark overheated car sat until cool and coolant was added. Now the car will not start.

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  • hockiemom196 Sep 26, 2009

    Oil level was low as well and added

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You may very well have blown a headgasket. Not the best news but if you continued to drive it would have been much worse. Look at the fluid(cold) in the radiator while someone else turns the engine over, if you see bubbles, you need to have the head gaskets done. Thank you, Dana

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What i it doing turning over but not firing? You could have more then just low coolant issues. Normally if overheating only and coolant is added after cool down it will start right back up. You need to address why its overheating first. Bad radiator, water pump or cooling fan not coming on. These are the simple things. Worst case scenario is the head gaskets are leaking (do you have any loss of coolant when driving or smell it when motor is warmed up?) casing the coolant to be compressed from the cylinders and will not circulate cool (this will untumately damage your motor) also could be a cracked block which will cause the same symptoms of head gaskets. You will need to eliminate some of these simple things first to determine if the motor has seized up or is no longer good and is able to get running again. Also check the oil level, if its low the car won' t start either..

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