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I think I need a new head

I was driving to work one day and all of a sudden my car got hot and died I when I let it cool down and tried to start it again it wants to start but just won't I also have water shooting out of my radiator when the cap is off and I try to start it does this mean I have a bad head?

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  • georgehtopac Jul 31, 2008

    when engine is getting hot its stops and unable to restart again unless waiting for at least half an hour engine gets cool then its starts.

    This happens repeadetely every day.

    Can you explain what is wrong with the engine or other parts??? TKS

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Well it's deffinately a colling issue. if you can pull your head off and check your seals. but honestly i think it maybe your water pump.

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