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1997 Buick LeSabre Question: Temp and battery lights come on and car won't start.

 

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ashbyjr, Potwin, KS, February 04, 2013, 14:13
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Replaced serpentine belt idler pulley and rubbed a hole in power steering unit. Fixed everything, washed off power steering fluid was going down the road when engine light started blinking and hesitating. Antifreeze was gone from radiator and now it doesn't start

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    goodguy February 04, 2013, 14:50
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    fill cooling system and pressure test cooling system.when it doesnt start does the engine turn over?

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    ashbyjr, February 04, 2013, 15:58
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    Yes engine turns over

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    pushrod, February 04, 2013, 18:10
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    Which light was blinking exactly, was it yellow or red in color? How hot did the engine get?

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    ashbyjr, February 05, 2013, 02:02
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    Check engine light yellow. Didn't notice how hot it got. Have spark and fuel pump is working. Just not firing.

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    goodguy, February 05, 2013, 05:20
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    SCAN TEST IT FOR CODES CHECK FUEL PRESSURE AND FOR INJECTOR PULSE

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    pushrod, February 05, 2013, 06:53
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    Alos may want to have a compression test done first thing!

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    ashbyjr, February 07, 2013, 12:48
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    Ok so I pulled number 3 spark plug and it was cover in oil or antifreeze but oil looks fine possible head gasket

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    asilver50 February 05, 2013, 12:11
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    Does the oil look milky at all. I'm not sure by your post but if it overheated, you run the risk of warping the heads and causing the coolant to leak into the cylinders and oil passages. Have you pulled any of the spark plugs? You should get a flashlight and look inside as many cylinders as possible through the spark plug hole to see if there is any coolant in the cylinders.

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    ashbyjr, February 05, 2013, 14:00
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    Oil is fine. That was one of the first things I checked. Although I have been putting antifreeze in the radiator still.

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