START ENGINE IT WILL TURN BUT IMMEDIATELY

  • Tiny
  • Annexis
  • 2000 Lincoln LS
  • 127,000 miles

Hi! My car broke down on me (2000 Lincoln LS). It basically shut down like a computer would. However, trying to start it will turn but immediately do the same thing. Under the hood I was able to idle it and it stayed started but I heard a ticking sound (not knocking, ticking). I took it to the shop where there the mechanics attempted to do a diagnostic. They claimed that they couldn't get a reading with the tests. This morning he called and stated my engine is gone. Mind you, he didn't get that fact from any test. Please advise!

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 5:41 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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If you dont believe him, take it somewhere else and get another opinion. A guess from here is a big guess.
Did it overheat? Did it loose oil pressure? Was it knocking before it stopped?

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 6:01 PM
  • Tiny
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It did not over heat, it did not have water in the oil and there was no ticking prior to the shut down.

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 6:33 PM
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Ask them to be more specific about the failure.

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 7:28 PM
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Thx for the immediate response, due to the lack of trust I just towed it to another auto center. He could not explain how he came up with that diagnostic so I will get it to somewhere who's more professional with their findings. I'll donate because you didn't try to charge before giving an answer. Thx so so much :D

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 11:08 PM
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Good luck, please let us know the outcome

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 AT 11:23 PM

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