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No power after overheating
1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette

No power after overheating

(1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette)
bought in feb. this year..ran perfect. in may, started stalling while i was out. but would start back up several times. then wouldnt start. had it towed. when tow truck guy tried to start it was clanking. noticed that the pcv elbow was gone. got it to garage said cam was cracked and had to replace engine. went used. 2 months and 1400 dollars later. got it back not as quiet or smooth. started having brake issues. was told by friend it was a vacuum issue. i was also dripping radiator fluid around the intake gaskets and my water pump was crunching and would need to be replaced. within in weeks was getting very rough ride. found the pcv elbow to have a whole on replacing found two other hose not attached and one melted clean through due to placement. due to lack of money couldnt take to shop but couldnt find info about where or what they were. so limited driving as much as possible. friday it began to overheat and spew radiator fluid around engine. got home as fast as i could. parked it. when it cooled i tried to check for leaks etc. assumed it was probably water pump gone. went to start car and there is no power at all. not even a click. brother in law came to day and tried to jump it. nothing. not even a click. checked fuses under hood he thinks alternator. but i dont see how. is there a safety feature that would shut the power off like that. it just doesnt seem like a dead battery. is there something to be checked first?
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on November 14, 2010
could be a starter motor. have someone tap the starter while you turn the key to see if it starts working. otherwise, there could be a fusible link bad, ignition switch and much more. hard to diag here without seeing it.

Roy
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on November 14, 2010
could be a starter motor. have someone tap the starter while you turn the key to see if it starts working. otherwise, there could be a fusible link bad, ignition switch and much more. hard to diag here without seeing it.

Roy
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