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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1997 Buick LeSabre
Question: Temp and battery lights come on and car won't start.
Answer #1goodguy February 04, 2013, 14:50Master
fill cooling system and pressure test cooling system.when it doesnt start does the engine turn over?
Replyashbyjr, February 04, 2013, 15:58Rookie
Yes engine turns over
Replypushrod, February 04, 2013, 18:10Master
Which light was blinking exactly, was it yellow or red in color? How hot did the engine get?
Replyashbyjr, February 05, 2013, 02:02Rookie
Check engine light yellow. Didn't notice how hot it got. Have spark and fuel pump is working. Just not firing.
Replygoodguy, February 05, 2013, 05:20Master
SCAN TEST IT FOR CODES CHECK FUEL PRESSURE AND FOR INJECTOR PULSE
Replypushrod, February 05, 2013, 06:53Master
Alos may want to have a compression test done first thing!
Replyashbyjr, February 07, 2013, 12:48Rookie
Ok so I pulled number 3 spark plug and it was cover in oil or antifreeze but oil looks fine possible head gasket
Answer #2asilver50 February 05, 2013, 12:11Rookie
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.
Replyashbyjr, February 05, 2013, 14:00Rookie
Oil is fine. That was one of the first things I checked. Although I have been putting antifreeze in the radiator still.