Mechanics

NO CRANK!!!

2000 Pontiac Montana

Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Pontiac Montana 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 132, 00 miles

Battery and alternator have power. You can can hear the starter spin, engine sounds wore out and weak when you turn the key it slowly waers down to no sound and just won't crank.
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Titus2010
October 1, 2010.




OK the starter spins, does it crank the motor? If yes and it's slow, try jumper cables with another car, if it starts, check the starter it may be drawing too many amps, or your battery cables need to be replaced. Old cables cause voltage drops, so less power reaches the starter.
Start by checking the negative battery cable, check connections by removing them at both ends, clean the contact area as well as the cable ends, I use emery cloth to to this, make it nice and brite!

Merlin2021
Oct 1, 2010.
Tried all that affraid the SOB might of just locked up. We have even turned the crank by hand to try to free it but. She may be a goner

Tiny
Titus2010
Oct 1, 2010.
Pull the plugs to see if it turns by hand, MUCH harder with plugs in. Oil level and condition? Any metal flakes?

Merlin2021
Oct 1, 2010.
Oil level was low. Noticed about 2 days before it quick running " chocolate milk" color oil leaking, but it wasn't burnig oil and head gasket is still good Think the intake gasket went bad. Then. She quit. Crank is very hard 2 turn by hand. No metal flake. We've tried jumping it, turn crank with breaker bar. Still won't start. Battery alt. And starter are good. Makes a slow sick sound that dies out and then just won't start?

Tiny
Titus2010
Oct 1, 2010.
If you have a choco milk appearance, then anti freeze has defiantly got into the oil, ether by a bad gasket, or by a cracked or warped head or cracked water jacket, it's toast.
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Merlin2021
Oct 1, 2010.

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