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1996 Ford Escort Question: how do you diagnose a head gasket problem when the engine wont start.



mr.handiman, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Pasadena, TX, March 13, 2013, 08:25

is a compression test necessary?

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    March 13, 2013, 08:53

    It would help, along with cooling system pressure test and inspection of spark plugs. What symptoms are present?.......Overheated or leak?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14943 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 13, 2013, 09:04

    ck oil and see if it looks like a choc shake then compression test or is the cooling system full of oil

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