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02 Honda Civic LX crank but no start

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    Jeremiah Justice
    Jeremiah Justice
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    My 02 Honda Civic overheated really bad now it will crank but will not start up. I went ahead an changed spark plugs. Had a compression test done, 0 compression. I was pushing on the left side of the timing belt and it has alot of movement. I also noticed sum coolant leaking from around water pump. Any ideas as to why it overheated really bad and what happened after overheating that has caused it not to start? Any help is very appreciated.

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    Nightflyr *
    Richard Kirshy
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    why it overheated really bad:
    Faulty cooling fan(s)
    Lack of coolant
    Faulty water pump
    Clogged radiator
    Blocked air flow to radiator

    What happened after overheating that has caused it not to start?
    0 compression
    Damaged head gasket
    Warped or cracked cylinder head
    Warped or cracked engine block
    Damaged piston rings

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    Jeremiah Justice
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    Ok, just out of frustration I attempted to start the car again. After holding the gas pedal to the floor it started for about 5 seconds sputtered, backfired through the throttle body then cut off. I tried again and it’s acting like it wants to start but something isn’t there to give it that extra bang. I know 0 compression is most likely 80% of the problem. But why would it have started with gas pedal pressed all the way. Anything else I should replace besides head gasket and getting compression back in the engine?

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    Nightflyr *
    Richard Kirshy
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    Whoa… slow down there chippy.
    Does the vehicle have clear flood mode?
    Suggest you research that.
    Next, before diving in to replace a head gasket you should do a compression test on all cylinders ( assuming you only did a single cylinder)
    Also perform a leak down test on each cylinder ( you tube videos available to explain the results )
    Beyond just replacing the head gasket both the head and block would need to be checked for flatness also inspected for possible cracks.

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