Engine stuck

Tiny
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  • 2008 SUZUKI GRAND VITARA
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 150,000 MILES
Hi, I was driving in heavy snow, I drove into a deep snow drift and got stuck. I had no shovel to dig the wheels out so I put it into 4low lock, and revel the car hard, changing from forward to reverse until I got out. Then I noticed a rough sound, and the engine cut out and won't crank over since. I gave it to a garage and they said at first glance the engine seems to be stuck. They have to do more tests and will get back to me in a week or so. Can you tell me what I did wrong to cause this? Was it the heavy snow in combination with high revs, and is the engine finished for good? Thanks a million.
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 AT 10:46 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

This definitely doesn't sound good. The only reason that an engine would be seized after an incident like this would be internal component failure, i.E. A broken connecting rod, broken crankshaft, or broken camshaft. There is the possibility that the timing belt either broke or slipped causing the pistons to hit and bend the valves and seizing the engine that way. The only way to know for sure is to tear the engine down and see what's going on with it. Please let us know what the shop finds out as we are curious to see what it is as well.

Thanks,
Alex
2CarPros
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Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 AT 12:53 PM

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