I think you found the problem. You should not be able to turn the flywheel at all by hand, at least not without a prybar. If the four bolts attaching the flexplate to the torque converter are not loose, and the holes aren't stretched out, suspect a cracked flexplate by the crankshaft attaching bolts. Don't let this go too long. If the broken section rounds out completely, the engine won't run the transmission and you'll be sitting on the side of the road in a puddle of tears.
Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 AT 3:43 AM