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My 2003 grand am overheated suddenly, died, made an unusual sound, and will not restart or hold coolant. The motor turns over just wont fire. could it have jumped time?

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It could have but that would not explain why it's not holding radiator fluid. If you don't see the Radiator fluid on teh ground, check your engine oil. If the water is in there your going to be rebuilding the engine. If you can not access the timing chain/belt by removing a cover and have a coil pack you can remove a valve cover and watch the valves while cranking the motor to see if you have a broken timing chain/belt. If you do the valves will not go up and down when the engine cranks. Remove all of the spark plugs and cranks the motor for about 30 seconds then check the engine area for water discharge. If there is water in any cylinder you cracked your block, blew a head gasket, or cracked the head on the vehicle. I recommend you get the Haynes repair manual on your vehicle to continue troubleshooting or for doing any of these repairs..

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