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Old 12-13-2009, 02:18 PM
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This happened Thursday night after leaving work. I was almost home crossing the bridge. Car got warm but never over heated. What the hell could of made this happen?

I have replaced it but car still wont start.
 
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:13 PM
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With a crack that big- i won't take long for your car to overheat and do significant damage to the engine. When you say it won't start, will it at least crank over? If it cranks over but wont start and nothing else has happened aside from this radiator crack- i would suspect you may have a blown headgasket. You may need to run a compression test to confirm.

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Old 12-13-2009, 07:22 PM
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Yea it turns over but wont start. Oil looks good other than its alittle dark as it was gett to be time for an oil change. I am buying a compression tester tomorrow and doing a test. I am thinking a possible head gasket also just wanna make sure i am checking the right things. Are the heads on these good? I mean should i start looking for a replcement head or is the head most lickly in good shape?
 
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:03 PM
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oh my!The damage is serious!Immediately go the the nearest mechanics to see whats the possible remedy for that.
 
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:59 PM
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I dontt know the outside temperatures where you live, but the damage looks as there was not enough anti-freeze in the cooling system. Perhaps the timing belt was damaged by a blocked water pump.

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Old 01-07-2010, 08:57 AM
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Assuming the coolant system had enough antifreeze, the upper radiator tanks are known to crack due to age. This is common.

Typically the cracks start out very small but if the radiator is not replaced can get very large over time.

How long was the engine running after the radiator failed? Did the engine start to make noises before it was turned off, did it quit on its own?

If the engine was not damaged it could be possible coolant was sprayed everywhere, into the wiring, ign system and now causing the engine not to start.
 
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I think you got a perfect match there... but there should better than that. Any idea?
 
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