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signs of a froze engine?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wheelin247, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. wheelin247

    wheelin247 1/2 ton status

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    what are some sighns of a froze engine i think mine might be frozen becuase when i turn the key all u here is just a kinda bang then it wont do anything after kinda like the battery is dead but i charged it and it did the same thing then i got new battery cables and it did the same thing ? please help
     
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    Try to turn th eengine over with a large ratchet or breaker bar at the balancer. Can't remember socket size. If it don't move it is froze. Ypu could also have a bad starter. If the bearings go bad on the starter nothing will happen. When did the motor stop turning over? Did you run it low on oil?
     
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    Try to turn the engine over with a large ratchet or breaker bar at the balancer. Can't remember socket size. If it don't move it is froze. You could also have a bad starter. If the bearings go bad on the starter nothing will happen. When did the motor stop turning over? Did you run it low on oil?
     
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    Check the starter first. If the starter is good then pull the spark plugs and try to turn it like DMK said. If it still wont turn then pull the transmission dust cover off and make sure that nothing is binding in there.

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  5. HarryH3

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    When I hydrolocked a 350, the starter housing broke when I tried to spin the engine over. [​IMG] That little starter makes some torque!

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  6. FOSGATE5

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    Had an 89 Camaro do the same thing (several times) first time there was a couple teeth missing in the flywheel that the starter could not grab ahold of and the second time was when one of the starter bolts fell out and the starter could not grab anything and would bang into the flywheel housing. Check to see if the noise is coming from the starter area. Also I had something similar where we would hear the relay's click at first but after awhile the noise went away. after about a day of troubleshooting all the realays in the vehicle we disasembled the steering colum and found that 2 wires that run down the key ignition were severed. It was for a security chip on the key would not pick up by the security option thus it would not allow the vehicle to start. Just some ideas for you.
     
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    I had a similar thing happen on my truck. This was a freak thing that I had never seen before, but it might be it. I had a statir on the clutch break loose and jam the torque converter. It caused the engine to sieze. After a few days and a tow, it came loose and drove fine. Of course, eventually that statir went through the torque converter and exploded it, taking out the flywheel with it.

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