I have a 2005 Ford Ranger with a 5 speed Automatic 5r55e 3.0 2wd. Stock transmission unit was giving me problems so I recently got a hold of a junkyard transmission for a good price with a low miles. I currently have the new(junkyard) tranny bolted to my block and also the 4 torque converter to flexplate nuts. While hassling with the 4 TC to Flexplate nuts I noticed that I was no longer able to turn the engine by hand. I popped out the spark plugs and still no luck. From previous maintenance, ive been able to use one of the crank pulley bolts as a "spinner" and my engine would easily turn over. Just for curiousity, I bolted up my stock starter and unplugged my coil, and to my surprise it turned over easily with theflick of the ignition, (this is how I ended up turning my engine over for the TC nut installation).
Now I have the 4 nuts in place and my exhaust bolted up, . This time, I left the coil ON, and started my engine, RUNS GREAT but I still cant turn my engine over by hand. Why?
Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 11:54 AM