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hi, my 93 legend 3.2 overheated and the motor shut down, actually the motor shut off first then i saw the gauge and it was hot. the radiator was replaced and it wont start now. it turns but wont start. is there a fail safe sensor to shut it down when hot that needs resetting or something? thanks
 

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seems to mee that you blew out the headgasket and now when trying to start it, it cant get compression
Not true. It would only be one cylinder not firing if this were the case. In most cases compression is normal with a BHG.

Since you said the engine shut down first it is likely that the timing belt broke.
If the water pump "locks up" the timing belt will be destroyed. When the timing belt fails some of the valves will get bent and some of the cylinders will not make compression. Won't start.
When was the water pump last replaced?

Does it sound like it is spinning over easier than before?

There is a little rubber plug at the top of the cam pulley cover. Remove it and look in there to see if the cam is turning when the engine is turned over for start. If it is not turning the timing belt is broke.
 

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ok thats making sense now. it was bought used so i dont know if the water pump has been replaced. it seems to turn over the same. but i guess ill check the belt or the compression. either way this isnt going to be cheap to fis is it?
 

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where are you located in orlando and was it a type II or not? i might know where you can get a type I for about 350-400 (my old motor) i can check for you
 

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A good way to check the timing belt is to open the oil cap and see if you can see the cam or rocker moving when you try to crank it. Also there are timing mark inspection plugs that can bre removed on the upper timing covers. Remove them and see if the sprockes turn when you try to start it.

I have seen engines that have been ran hot until they stopped and the piston rings relaxed resulting in very low compression which would make a vehicle not run.

1. Don't jump to conclusions
2. Check for timing belt (see above)
3. Check for spark.
4. Check for fuel injector pulse (search on noid light, I made another post about it today.)

5. Check the main relay, (open gas cap and have someone turn the key to run. Do you hear a fuel pump running for a couple of sec then stop? Do you have a check engine light when you turn on the key.)

If all of these things check ok, then have a compression test done, if that checks ok then you have some other issue that needs to be assessed. BTW, a BHG will not cause a no start condition unless it is really bad (i'm talking half of the gasket blown out from under the head, very very rare but it happens). I have not seen or heard of the really bad cases on a Legend before.

Good luck, post some of your results so we can try to help...
 

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im in debary...not too far, i know the junkyard in daytona had a few legends all typeI's that was a long time ago when i checked though.
 
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