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MY F150'S ENGINE WONT TURN OVER A FULL ROTATION IT COMES TO AN ABRUPT STOP.

1997 Ford F-150 • 280,000 miles

I herd a clank the first time.
The battery has a full charge.
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Wilksai1
March 8, 2012.



Remove spark plugs to see if there is coolant or something causing a hydrostatic lock.

What would I have to fix if it is hydro locked?

Tiny
Wilksai1
Mar 8, 2012.
You would need to determine where the coolant is entering the cylinders. Check to see if that is the problem. Remove the plugs and see if the engine will turn over. If it is a hydrostatic issue, the coolant will come out with the plugs removed. If that is the case, most likely it is a bad head gasket.

Thanks I will post a reply tomorrow.

Tiny
Wilksai1
Mar 8, 2012.
Sounds good. Let me know

Hey im sorry I didnt respond a while ago but ive been really busy with school. I pulled the spark plugs and turned the engine over and pushed coolant out of cylinder #1. Is there anyway to tell if it is the intake or head gasket I have to replace?

Tiny
Wilksai1
Mar 23, 2012.
I would recommend replacing the gaskets. Make sure the parts are straight and not cracked.

Let me know if you have other questions or help with anything