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Engine will not turn over

Wife started car and drove 0.5 miles. Heard a squealing sound and car stopped running. Since have had the battery, alternator, and starter inspected and tested. ALL PASSED. Visually confirmed starter engages flywheel. Flyweel does not rotate. All pullies turn but cannot rotate crankshaft. Car can be rolled while in gear while off, but so can my Suburban which is healthy. No debris around flywheel. Oil is good, water, trans fluid. No error codes are shown with the diagnostic checker (oribably because we disconnected battery since event). Only thing we can see is the engine icon in the instrument cluster is lit - not flashing (was lit for a couple weeks she said). 135k miles on vehicle. Have had no prev problems. All electricals work, instrument panel is active. Current is going to the starter and the solenoid throws the gear to the flywheel but flywheel does not turn. All I can diagnois myself. Any ideas?

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  • Simon Cornwall Apr 19, 2014

    Hi Tim T, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? Can u get to flywheel and try and turn it with a bar? If u can shot happens then is turning engine



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Try turning the engine manually . this can be done off the front of the crank shaft bolt i think it is a 15/16 hex bolt if you can not turn it the engine main bearings are seized to the crank shaft if it turns then a voltage drop test needs to be done.

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SOURCE: starter spins but wont engage flywheel

If you throw booser cables on does the car start ? If it doesnt then its time to replace your starter and relay.

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