Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine siezed

asked by on

I just recently finished replacing the left cylinder head. Motor will not turn when atempting to hand turn or use starter. It started out just slugish turns now its locked up and there is fluid around the starter. I tried to put it in nuetral and pusing it back into the garage when I did the car just rocked and when it got all the way forward it would click and not move any further. Ive asked a few people I know that are usually pretty helpful when I cant figure out the problem and they do not know

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The first thing to do is remove the spark p...

The first thing to do is remove the spark plugs and see if the engine turns over now. You may be hydro-locked from coolant getting in one of the cylinders from a leaking head. If you want to have this diagnosed, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your car's location and identify why your car will not turn over and help you proceed with a repair.

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

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Sway bar bracket left front side

I would doubt it was done intentionally by anyone. The sway bar goes from one side to the other side of the vehicle and connects to each side lower control arms with the links. It's possible that you may have...

Q: DVD and CD players jammed, navigation not working.

When the DVD player and the CD player on your vehicle cannot eject a disc it is because the loading/unloading motor in the unit has failed. Besides taking the unit apart to retrieve the discs there is not much that...

Q: Ticking noise coming from throttle body area.

There are a lot of moving components that could make that noise. Improper valves can make that noise but I feel like you may have a lifter that is partially plugged, preventing normal oil pressure from fully pumping out the...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...