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James, Ford Technician
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Ford F250 4x4 6.4 diesel: Had my vehicle studded and new head

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Had my vehicle studded and new head gaskets. Got on it a little this evening and it started a weird clacking sound while taking off. Smoothed out at 55. Got loser down road to home, gave it some boost and it sounds like grinding chains. Happened from stop pulling into driveway. Won't move and the new starter, you can hear the bendix kicking out but won't crank
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
Hello and thanks for choosing just answer. The very first thing I would do is get a wrench on the engine crankshaft. Make sure you can turn it over by hand. If you can't the engine is locked up. I would call the shop that just did the repair as there are a lot of things that can be the cause. You could have one or more injectors that failed or weren't correctly tightened. I would be giving them a call before you try and dig into it yourself. This way they can't try to say it was your fault.
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Expert:  James replied 2 years ago.
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