Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine froze up

asked by on

My engine is froze up from being parked for six months. In addition, the battery charges, but won't turn the engine.

Hi there. If the engine will not crank over even with a fully charged battery, then there is another problem. If it is suspected that the engine is frozen then a mechanic would typically try turning over the engine by hand at the crank pulley. If it cannot be turned by hand then it needs a repaired engine. If it can be turned over by hand, then it may just need a starter. I would recommend having a mechanic inspect your vehicle’s turn over issue to have your car fixed and back on the road.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: dust problem rear hatch

Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 2011 GMC Terrain. There may be a problem with the outside dust cover not sealing properly. This could cause dust to get inside the car. If the rear hatch isn’t sealing properly, this...

Q: Diagnostic code P0721

Hi....the best thing to do is request a diagnostic based on the trouble code, P0721, that you have in hand. Resolve that first as the fault behind the trouble code may account for the shift difficulty you are having. The...

Q: Clutch pedal goes to floor

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a fluid leak. Check the reservoir, and check the driver side foot well to see if the master cylinder is leaking. The slave cylinder may also be leaking at the gearbox. You...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...