Q: Need to have car fixed after overheating.

asked by on December 18, 2015

My car overheated and now won't start.

If you got the car too hot you could have done a number of things to the engine that would stop it from starting. The first thing you should do is have your car inspected for overheating by a qualified technician. If the car turns over but doesn’t start you may need to have the compression tested and a leak down test from a qualified technician to test for a blown head gasket. If the car doesn’t turn over at all you may have seized up the engine and will need the engine replaced. It is possible a bad sensor may stop it from starting, you will need to check to see if you are getting fuel and a spark.

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