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I have a 2001 Jaguar S-type 4.0 My Starter is making a clicking noice, but my engine couldn't be turned by a wrench... But My car always maintain a oil change and it has fresh oil... I know and aware my starter is bad but how can this machanic says my engine locked?

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Have you removed the acessory drive belt, (serpentine belt) to remove all of the possible accessories from the crankshaft before trying to turn the crank? I have had this problem before and the alternator bearing had failed and wouldn't let the engine turn over.

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