Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 99777 miles
1996 Grand Caravan, 3.8L engine. Ran fine, then parked and weren't able to start again - starter spinning, but not engaging engine, giving " grating" sound.
Could this be a bad gear on the engine? I.E. Maybe a cog or two broken off? (Not sure of the proper term - is this maybe on the torque converter? I mean the BIG gear the starter would engage.)
If so, I thought to turn the engine manually a little, just to have a " good" cog where the starter would engage, and give it another try.
How would I best turn the engine manually? What tool would I need (wrench, screwdriver, pliers)?
I'm kind of broke now to have a mechanic take care of the repair.
Thanks for any help!
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 AT 5:16 PM