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Old 06-05-2002, 09:42 AM
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I think you are saying that you can't crank it with the starter to turn it over. You can take the inspection pan off of the flywheel and turn the engine. Do not put a breaker bar on the big nut that holds the harmonic balancer on, you will break it. If it won't turn over you can try pouring some diesel into the spark plug holes and letting it sit for a while before trying to turn it over again. A frozen engine is almost always the result of the cylinder walls getting rusted or the rings rusting or gumming up. You may not be able to save it or want to since this would indicate that a rebuild is in order anyway.
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