WHY ISNT IT STARTING

  • Tiny
  • driftkiller101
  • 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt
  • 96,000 miles

When I turn the key it has a small knock and it sound like it is whistleing almost it also has a small crack in the oil pan and it was outa oil for maybe a day or so why could it be doing that now

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 12:58 AM

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  • saturntech9
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It was out of oil for a day or so and you drove it is the engine locked up?

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 1:09 AM
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I honestly dont know thats why I talk to yall to find out my info about my cars

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 1:13 AM
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Get a wrench and see if you can turn the crank pulley by the center bolt?

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 1:17 AM
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If I cant its locked up

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 1:21 AM
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Yes it should turn freely. If you ran without oil it's probably locked up.

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 1:25 AM
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And if its locked up theres really no way to fix it except getting another engine

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 1:31 AM
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Your best that would be to find a good used engine.

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 1:34 AM
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Ok thanxs and do u have a diagram of where the crank pulley is on my engine its a 4 cylinder ecotech supercharged 2.0

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 1:37 AM
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It's the bottom pulley with a big bolt going through it.

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 1:43 AM
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Ok ill find it thanks

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 1:48 AM

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