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I have a Lotus Esprit s2 2.2, yesterday I filled it up with

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Hello, I have a Lotus Esprit s2 2.2 , yesterday I filled it up with fuel, as I started it aloud rubbing, hissing sound came from the motor and it stopped running, I believe the starter is bad be cause it wouldn't click at all, I tapped it with a hammer and got a couple of clicks out of it, but what could the sound have come from and all of a sudden the car stops running?
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: It just started right after I put the fuel in, it made me think the weight of the fuel had something to do with it, it sounded like it was where the alternater is?
JA: What year is your Esprit?
Customer: 1980
JA: Are you fixing your Esprit yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I was going to replace the starter to begin with
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that should do it
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

Hi Mick,

I would check to see if you can turn the engine by hand with a bar, before replacing the starter motor.

Gary

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Gary, how do I do that?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

Hi Mick,

Phone call is only for US techs.

I would assume it is a manual transmission in one of these.

If you put the transmission in 4th gear, and handbrake off, you should be able to push the car a bit at a time, which will turn the engine over.

Or you need a breaker bar and a socket to access the crankshaft bolt to turn the engine.

Maybe the drive belt has failed and wrapped up in all the pulleys?

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

Hello Mick,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 5 months ago.

Hello again Mick,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary