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Car stopped running while driving. coasted into rest stop. When I got out it smelled like gas. I checked the oil levels and it was extremely low to empty however no indicator light flashed in my dash. I added oil and tried to start it. While it did turn over it did not start. After 1/2 hour I tried again and it did start but it wouldn't stay on for more than a few seconds. So my question is this, is my engine seized?

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  • krod71 Dec 27, 2008

    Thnx for responding. Yes it does turn but it it won't start. It did turn on a couple of times but like I said, it wouldn't stay on. It didnt make any knocking noises when it shut off.

  • ijimmy Jan 03, 2009

    I have a similar problem with my car 1989 Golf.The car suddenly stops while driving.It just cuts out,electrics are fine.Usually a jump start works first time.There's nothing wrong the battery.So what is the problem?

  • bearpalomo Jan 20, 2009

    My g/f was driving her 1993 honda accord EX (station wagon) when it suddenly "died" Engine shuts off then when she coasted (manual transmission) to the side and tried to restart it gave the rapid clicking sound (like a dead battery). I picked her up and took her to class, then returned to the car. So appx 30 min. later I try to start it but now it tries to turn over (tested battery = 12.4V) but doesn't. I thought alternator before, but now...?

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Seized means that it will not turn over.Does it still turn over? The engine is likely bad. Did it knock before shutting off? 

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Timing belt?? check it before turning engine over again ,sounds like a couple of the teeth have sheered off

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