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2001 Explorer sport: overheated and shut..wont start

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My 2001 Explorer sport overheated and shut off and won't start it turns over but no start.
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Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ted G. replied 5 years ago.
Does it turn over quickly, and sound more uneven than normal?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes it turns over quickly and sounds different
Expert:  Ted G. replied 5 years ago.
I'm afraid you have probably blown a head gasket due to the overheat. This causes a loss of compression and will make it sound like that. The engine will need to come apart to inspect for that. To verify is simple, just run a compression test on all 6 cylinders. If one or more are low that is the cause.
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