1997 Ford Taurus 1997 Taurus sho wont turn over

Tiny
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  • 1997 FORD TAURUS
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 175,000 MILES
I went out to start my car and it wont turn over thought it was starter but that is good next I thought motor was sized up so I put a braker bar on crank now her is what I need a answer on I can turn the motor over counter clck wise as many time around as I want with no problem but it will not turn clock wise at all I took valve covers off and all 4 cams are turning like they should oil pan is off everything looks good there also
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Saturday, February 27th, 2010 AT 7:48 PM

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Tiny
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Remove oil pan and check for failure
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 7:31 AM
Tiny
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Oil pan is off everything looks good
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 12:24 PM
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Remove spark plugs and turn the crank
looking for any broken parts
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 7:13 PM
Tiny
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Took plugs out looks good could the transmission be locking it up some how

and I just want to say thank you for the help and I will be making a donation and will be telling people about this web site
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Sunday, February 28th, 2010 AT 10:43 PM
Tiny
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Did it turn with all the plugs out?

You can isolate motor from tranny by removing starter and disconnecting the flex plate from the torque converter
push back converter in the tranny and away from the flex plate (flywheel)
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 6:05 AM
Tiny
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It would only turn over counter clock wise with plugs out I am going out now to take fly wheel bolts off and see if it will turn over
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 11:05 AM
Tiny
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OK let me know the end result
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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I took the flywheel bolts off and the torque converter will not go in I know other trannys I have taken the bolts off the torque converter will push in about 2 or 3 inches this one wont go in at all
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 7:33 PM
Tiny
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Let not worry about that know and check if the engine turn
just make sure they are separated (like one can spin without the other )
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 7:37 PM
Tiny
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This torque converter is the kind that has studs that come out so I cant even push it in to get the torque converter studs out of the fly wheel to see if it will turn over and I have had other transmissions like this and I could push the torque converter in so the studs come out of the flywheel this one will not go in at all
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 7:49 PM
Tiny
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My bad haven't done one in years
studs is part of the converter
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 8:34 PM
Tiny
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Yes the studs are part of the torque converter on this car unlike lets say a Chevy 350 turbo that has bolts this one has studs with nuts and I took all the nuts off and cannot push the converter in to get the studs out off the flywheel is there anyway the torque converter could be locked up somehow and that's why the motor will not turn over
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Monday, March 1st, 2010 AT 9:12 PM
Tiny
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It doesn't ever turn of turn its just locked solid when you try?
Tranny oil pump may be at fault
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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It doesn't ever turn of turn its just locked solid but I can turn it counter clockwise that's what im not under standing but I think I will put a new torque converter and pump on it and ill get back to you thank you so much for all your help
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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 AT 10:25 PM
Tiny
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Please let me know
good luck
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 AT 6:12 AM

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