I am in need of help. My husband ran my car very hot. It blew my Thermostat
housing into two pieces. N broke my timing belt. I had to tear my motor
down n replace all my gaskets thermostat housing n my Thermostat and my
timing belt. N my piston rings. I cleaned everything up n changed my oil n
put my car back together. Took me awhile to find out how to set my timing.
But got everything done. I tried cranking my car and all it will do is spin
over. It isn't getting any fire to my spark plugs or getting any gas. It
didn't have no problems firing or getting gas before he ran it hot. Can any
one give me any advice or know what could be wrong ???? Any help is greatly
appreciated. I have a 2202 ford escort zx2 with 2.0 dual overhead cam
Without being there, it sounds like you have a timing problem, the cams are
not closed when they are supposed to be. I don't know your particular Ford,
but other brands of dual overhead cam engines must use a special tool to
hold the cams in the correct positions else the timing will not be set. Your
symptom is that the timing is not set.
Personally, my instinct is that the car got hot because the t-stat housing
blew, it did not blow the housing because it got hot. Your husband was at
the helm, but I doubt he did anything that would kill the engine. My guess
is that the engine simply took that particular moment to die.
With all of that carnage, did you consider the possibility that the head is
cracked or that there are other fatal conditions that went unnoticed?