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Old 12-27-06, 04:02 PM
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i am working on a ford windstar and having issues. well i had a leaking radiator and bad thermosta and fixed both .now the car wont start it has power but once you turn the key it wont turn over any advice would be great thanks
 
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Old 12-27-06, 04:20 PM
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Did you inspect all the wiring? You might have damaged a wire in the process of removing radiator or thermostat.

Does the engine try at all the turn over? If nothing happens when you turn key, I would look at your starter/starter cables.
 
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Does it have a 3.8?????? Are you still losing coolant????............Windstar 3.8's (and Mustang) were GREAT for blowing head gaskets............Seen a number of then go hydorstatic lock... Pull the plugs and try to turn it over......
 
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Did it overheat, maybe badly, by any chance?

Loud click but no rotation when you turn the key?
 
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Old 12-28-06, 12:54 PM
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Yes, I had a 3.8 Mustang piece of...you know what, and the headgaskets blew. Luckily, Ford covered the repair even though it was out of warranty.
 
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well ipuled the plugs now it turns over but still wont start it wants to but just wont any oyher ideas would be great rhanks
 
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My suspicion is you have a really bad head gasket or cracked head. The fact that it will turn over after removing the plugs suggests it was hydro-locked (water in cylinder - water will not compress) as Wrench suggests. That's why I asked about a click but no rotation.
 
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look at oil

Look at the oil dip stick for water or something that looks like a choclate shake.
 
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