Having problems with your 1997 Ford Taurus ?

I just put a cly. head gaskets on.ran good for a 100 miles but it just shut off,it will try to start but wont. is this timing chain

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Not enough information?but i would say this engine needs the water/coolent blead. trapted air in the water system try bleading the system was temp gauage reading high if so then follow the above.adrian.;;;
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