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
Temp and battery lights come on and car won't start. on 1997 Buick LeSabre
by ashbyjr in Potwin, KS on February 04, 2013
2 answers 7 comments
ANSWER by goodguy on February 04, 2013
fill cooling system and pressure test cooling system.when it doesnt start does the engine turn over?
COMMENT by ashbyjr on February 04, 2013
Yes engine turns over
COMMENT by pushrod on February 04, 2013
Which light was blinking exactly, was it yellow or red in color? How hot did the engine get?
Check engine light yellow. Didn't notice how hot it got. Have spark and fuel pump is working. Just not firing.
COMMENT by goodguy on February 05, 2013
SCAN TEST IT FOR CODES CHECK FUEL PRESSURE AND FOR INJECTOR PULSE
COMMENT by pushrod on February 05, 2013
Alos may want to have a compression test done first thing!
COMMENT by ashbyjr on February 07, 2013
Ok so I pulled number 3 spark plug and it was cover in oil or antifreeze but oil looks fine possible head gasket
ANSWER by asilver50 on February 05, 2013
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.
Oil is fine. That was one of the first things I checked. Although I have been putting antifreeze in the radiator still.