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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: UK Car
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I've got a 2.4 transit won't crank over the starter clicks

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I've got a 2.4 transit won't crank over the starter clicks and that's it won't tow start either. Replace both batteries
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: It's happen a few times then started but not this time
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: Ford transit 61 plate
JA: Are you fixing your Transit yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I am replaced both batteries and checked the starter motor they seam ok
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That the starter motor just makes a clunk when the key is turned on to start it
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It sounds as if you may have an internal engine issue and it's physically unable to turn. A mechanical failure in the bottom end or being hydrolocked (not that likely) would cause what you're describing.

What happens if you try to pull start it?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hi the back wheels just lock up
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

That's what I expected. You have an internal engine issue which is preventing it from turning. Was there abnormal noise leading up to this?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Started to run lumpy
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Was there any abnormal noise from the engine?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Found the problem is seized up . No oil light came on that's why i was stumped .
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Correct, we knew that the engine was locked up but I was trying to get a better idea of why. It's going to take some disassembly to determine exactly what has failed.

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