got fire and getting fuel but wont start on 1997 Ford Ranger

changed fuel filter,thermostat,surpintine belt,plugs,wires,flushed radiator,water pump...this after over heating

2 answers
How hot did it get, hot enough to quit running? Compression needs to be checked!
Yes, check compression. Is it is a timing belt motor? If so, do check the timing if the compression is bad before you condemn the motor.

Eric Sevim - ASE Master Certified Technician
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