The battery turned out to have a full charge, so I removed the starter, jacked the front wheels off the ground, put a large wrench and breaker bar on the front pulley bolt, and tried to manually turn the engine over, but it would not budge. I drained the oil in the engine and tranny, and there were no metal shavings or broken pieces in it. I inspected the timing chain, and it is not broken.
I put the transmission in park (with the front wheels off the ground) and when I turned one front wheel, the other turned in the opposite direction. I put the tranny in drive, and when I turned one front wheel, the other did not turn.
That is as far as I have gotten. I have no idea why the engine won't turn over and appears to be froze. Incidently, when the engine died, the car did not sputter and jerk. It was running fine and then suddenly the engine died in an instant. Does anybody have any suggestions of what might be wrong with the car?
have the same problem?
Sunday, November 5th, 2006 AT 3:11 PM