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1983 Ford F150

Suddenly the truck locked up shut off and know when we try and crank it it just makes a loud spinning/grinding noise.

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The way I understand this question, is that you were driving when the engine locked up. In that case, I would say that you have blown the engine, and you are hearing your starter spin on the flywheel because the engine will not crank over.

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