I WAS DRIVING THE CAR DOWN THE ROAD AND THE TEMPURATURE STARTED TO RISE. I CHECKED THE RADIATOR AND THERE WAS NO WATER. WHEN I TRIED TO START IT, IT WOULD NOT START.
RADIATOR HAD NOT WATER AND CAR RAN HOT AND NOW IT DOESNT WANT TO START? on 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer
MR. LAMB...YOU RAN THE CAR WITH NO WATER IN THE RADIATOR...THE RADIATOR COULDN'T COOL THE CAR...THE CAR RAN HOT...WHEN CARS (OR TRUCKS) RUN HOT THEY GET DAMAGED...MOST LIKELY DAMAGE IS A BLOWN HEAD GASKET AND/OR CRACKED CYLINDER HEAD...BLOWN HEAD GASKET AND/OR CRACKED CYLINDER HEAD WON'T ALLOW A CAR (OR TRUCK) TO START...
tow it to a shop and get a diag.
You may have cooked the engine! I hope not. Good luck
Agree, a major overheat is one of the worst things to occur. Components can seize and warp when this happens.