vehilce started up ok that morning later same day would only click,road service came out tried to jump it,same result,had towed home,suspected started although only 3 mo. old,replaced started ,still jsut clicks,friend who installed starter suspects engine is not turning over,he pulled belt off,tried to turn crank, would not turn by hand or using pry bar, could the engine be locked up??how can it be unlocked ??
just clicks 2-3 times in a row on 1998 Pontiac Bonneville
by mick2 in Edgewood, MD on December 25, 2010
ANSWER by Superbob on December 29, 2010
Sorry, but siezed engines usually don't recover in any way. Something broke or is seriously fouled up, most likely. If the engine is ruined, consider a guaranteed used engine. Figure out how much you love this car vs. how much it would cost to fix it or find a favorable replacement. Want to talk to a GM specialist? Here's a directory link for you: http://repairpal.com/directory?address=21040&car_brand_names=Pontiac