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My escort overheated so added water then i tried to start the car but it wont start, its cranks but it wont start

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    Dana Newcombe Apr 03, 2011

    I'll need to know approximately how long it was overheating before you became aware of the fact and about how far and fast did you go.

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Need add add antifreeze half antifreeze and water to raise coolant boiling point. replace thermostat and radiator pressure cap.wait until engine cool then try starting it up.depends on how long you drove car when engine over heated.if you turn off engine soon as it over heated no harm done.if you kept on driving and engine die of lack of cooling, and car wont crank you could have blown head gasket warped or cracked cylinder head.

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