I have a 1997 Eagle Talon. At first I didn't notice that it was running it without coolant because my gauge does not work. While driving, the car turned off. I then noticed that it had no water in it, so I went to the closest store, bought antifreeze and put it in the car, but still the car doesn't want to turn on. What can that possibly mean? Could it be a blown engine? If so, what can I look for in the car to figure out if the engine is blown?

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    When you say "doesn't turn on" do you mean you turn the key and it clicks, or do you mean it cranks (whirr, whirr, whirr) but doesn't start? – SteveRacer Aug 3 '16 at 6:11
  • it cranks and whirr whirr – Rick Franco Aug 3 '16 at 6:28
  • The lack of coolant might be unrelated. At this point you need to verify the very basics, meaning fuel and spark. – SteveRacer Aug 3 '16 at 6:40
  • so the engine might still be good than I also noticed to that my spark plugs got wet a little – Rick Franco Aug 3 '16 at 6:46
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    In that case you found your problem. You overheated the engine and blew your head gasket. Coolant started getting into the cylinders and flooded the spark plugs, preventing the car from starting. You might be able to start it if you clean them well, but if I'm not talking complete nonsense, you'll have a big job of replacing the head gasket. – I have no idea what I'm doing Aug 3 '16 at 9:50

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