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1998 Pontiac Bonneville Question: just clicks 2-3 times in a row



mick2, 3.8L V6, Edgewood, MD, December 25, 2010, 16:05

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 ??

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    December 29, 2010, 16:37

    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.
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