Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 125k miles
ok. I consider myself well rounded in the mechanical knowledge and troubleshooting department, but I am stumped right now and I hope to get a second opinion. Ok. I had a thermostat go up while driving, which in turn resulted in a blown head gasket and a burnt up piston ring. I rented a cherrypicker, removed the engine, replaced the rings, followed the torque specs, and the timing is correct, placed the motor back in the truck. The crankshaft is locked up and it wont budge either way. Do you have any clue what might be holding it up? It spun just fine while taking the pistons out and putting them back in.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010 AT 3:51 PM