Engine ceased! on 2005 Ford E-350

Just bought a 2005 Ford E-350 extended wagon, with 60k km. Been driving it for no more than 3 months. It's been parked for about 2 weeks. Went to start it the other day. It ran for a few minutes, I put it in reverse to back it up and it suddenly stalled. Wouldn't start. Tried boosting it, nothing. Called the garage. He checked the battery, the starter, etc.. The engine would not start. Is completely ceased. Can't even crank it manually. Believes it to be an internal malfunction/failure. How can this be? On a practically brand new van?

by in New York, NY on January 30, 2009
2 answers
ANSWER by on February 03, 2009
Try pulling your spark plugs then turn the engine over, just in case water or fuel entered one or more cylinders and filled it enough to cause a hydraulic lock situation.
ANSWER by on March 15, 2013
try taking your accessory belt off and then try to start just to make sure there is nothing else seized