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Seized engine??? Yesterday, I asked about noisy air conditioner and defroster vents and someone here suggested it was probably the a/c compressor belt. All well and good, I booked the car in to have it looked at. Today, my husband is driving when he hears a loud "flap flap flap" sound and the car died and would not restart! Had it towed to a garage who say the engine cannot even be turned manually and appears to be seized!! Any ideas, help!!!???

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  • jkee995 Dec 11, 2008

    There is absolutely nothing to indicate the engine loud noises, no overheating, nothing!! The a/c was re-gassed about 4 months ago due to a leak in one of the hoses. Is it possible they forgot to add oil with the refrigerant, or just didn't check the belt??


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First thing i would make sure is to remove the belt from the engine and see if it turns then. possible siezed accessory pulley could stop engine. if still doesnt turn over with belt off, maybe remove spark plugs to see if will turn over then

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If they say it is seized then most likely it is, it very east to check, a locked up AC compressor can seem like a seized engine, ask did they check that, ask how they determined it was seized.

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    yadayada Dec 11, 2008

    any of that is possible, but they say the engine is seized not the ac compressor, right?


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