2000 Lincoln LS won't start

Tiny
DONNANHAROLD
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  • 2000 LINCOLN LS
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 187,000 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?
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Monday, November 9th, 2009 AT 11:21 PM

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Tiny
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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.


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Please post back if this helps or if further assistance is needed.

Good luck,
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Thursday, November 19th, 2009 AT 2:26 PM

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