MY 1997 FORD F150'S ENGINE WONT TURN OVER A FULL ROTATION IT COMES TO AN ABRUPT STOP.

  • Tiny
  • wilksai1
  • 1997 Ford F-150
  • 280,000 miles

I herd a clank the first time.
The battery has a full charge.

Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 9:41 PM

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

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 9:44 PM
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What would I have to fix if it is hydro locked?

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 10:06 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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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.

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 10:13 PM
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Thanks I will post a reply tomorrow.

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 10:20 PM
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Sounds good. Let me know

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 10:27 PM
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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?

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 2:55 AM
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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

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Friday, March 23rd, 2012 AT 3:06 AM

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