2002 LAND ROVER FREELANDER POSSIBLE HYDROLOCK DUE TO COOLAN

  • Tiny
  • FreelanderNJ
  • 2002 Land Rover Freelander

Engine Mechanical problem
2002 Land Rover Freelander 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 95000 miles

The car's coolant is freely flowing to the engine oil tank (continously right now). Fortunately, this happened while the car was sitting in the driveway. The car has not started since then (not able to crank too). I am suspecting the coolant flooding has caused a hydrolock.

Is there any way to get the coolant out from the engine and do an oil change and get the car started? I am planning to trade the car in for the gpvernment's current car exchange program... So don't need any major fix.

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 7:34 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Hi there,

to do this remove the spark plugs and stand back! Crank the engine, this will freely remove any water in the cylinders, but be carefully it will eject the water with some force, may be lay a towel over the engine while the worst of the water is ejected.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 7:49 AM
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Thank you!

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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 8:57 AM

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