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
2 answers
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?
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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