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

is a compression test necessary?

by in Pasadena, TX on March 13, 2013
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ANSWER by on March 13, 2013
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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ANSWER by on March 13, 2013
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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