2000 Lincoln LS



November, 9, 2009 AT 11:21 PM

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?


1 Answer



November, 19, 2009 AT 2:26 PM

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.

Good luck,

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