2006 Ford Explorer Overheated and won't start

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gregz1
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2006 Ford Explorer Overheated and won't start

Unread post by gregz1 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:31 am

I have a 2006 Ford Explorer that over heated. As soon as the dash light came on the engine died and will not start. Does this mean that the engine is toast?

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Re: 2006 Ford Explorer

Unread post by ProTech » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:08 pm

It could very well mean that, yes.

If it got excessively hot, you could have warped the cylinder heads and lost compression and/or lost the rest of the internals. Usually an overheat issue is never a good thing unless you catch it before the engine gets too hot. In your case, I can't say for sure, but if it won't start back up, that's never a good sign.
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