Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Lincoln LS V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 187000 miles
When I started my car today, it made a terrible sound like a car makes when someone turns the key on a car that is already running. After that it wouldn't do anything. The battery isn't dead. Then I noticed coolant was leaking from the driver side manifold pipe around the middle of the car. It didn't run hot or run bad before this happened. Any ideas?
Based on your description the vehicles engine may have seized. This engine fits very tightly under the hood so any access will be snug.
Using a socket of the appropriate size and 1/2" socket wrench, attempt to turn the crankshaft clockwise. It should be fairly difficult but become looser and tighter as it is turned. If the engine will not turn 2 full rotations then it will have to be replaced.
Please post back if this helps or if further assistance is needed.