» » »

Ford Q&A

Ask Your Question

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

 

Question

mr.handiman, 1.9L 4 Cylinder, Pasadena, TX, March 13, 2013, 05:25
 Rookie

is a compression test necessary?

2 Answers
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    ziptie12 March 13, 2013, 05:53
     Master

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

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    Greg's Orange Auto (13472 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper March 13, 2013, 06:04
     Master

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

    Reply
    Flag This