Q: Engine won't crank and seems like it is frozen.

asked by on January 05, 2016

Engine seems frozen and won't crank.

If the engine is seized, it certainly will not crank. This can be checked by attaching a breaker bar to the crank pulley bolt and trying to turn the engine over by hand. A qualified technician from YourMechanic can perform this diagnosis for you to ensure your engine really is seized. You want to be 100% sure before condemning the engine - after all, engines aren’t cheap!

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