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wilco
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May 20, 2007, 12:55 PM

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ford 99 tauras no anti-freeze car was driven about 6 miles stopped running is the engine shot will not start
wilco


Tom Greenleaf
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May 20, 2007, 3:40 PM

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Not good! Will it even crank? If not that ain't good news.

If it cranks you have a chance. What was the reason for the lack of anti-freeze/coolant to begin with? That problem is still there. Next is what else got screwed up so please say just what the behavior was when it quit running and perhaps we can guess on what to check next,

T



wilco
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May 20, 2007, 7:36 PM

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car ran hot no exit for 6miles step on gas and car did not repsond engine cut off waited about 10mins car tried to start but would not turn over car trys to start but just cranks like battery is low but i have lights and horn. lights do not dim when on and trying to start it small hole in heater line
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Tom Greenleaf
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May 20, 2007, 8:12 PM

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Fill it up with just water for now and make sure oil is full. If you can squirt a few drops of oil in each spark plug hole and replace them. With a strong jump give it a shot at running. It may make noises for a short while or not work at all. Don't stress it any further if you think there's a chance at saving it. If it runs and smooths out let it do so for a good while.

This would be a gift if it worked and lasted. Fix the leak, add 50/50 anti-freeze, change the oil and filter and cross your fingers that it can snap out of it. It may not and may surface some very costly repair and you may want to cut your losses on that engine or the car. Even if it starts to run ok I don't think you can really trust it for some time and miles to prove itself.

You may have been forgiven this time and it's known without trying it out,

T







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