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1998 Ford Taurus Question: my 98taurus died and now engines locked up any sugestions

 

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goingcrazy1, Lohrville, IA, December 11, 2012, 18:33
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when i started driving it acted like it wasnt picking up speed right then it just died . now the engines locked up.

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    December 11, 2012, 22:54
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    What engine do you have DOHC/PUSHROD? Was the oil level correct?
    Who checked it and said it is locked up? Any noise or warning lights just before this happened? Need more input!
    Any noise like a drive belt might have been squealing? Poss. driven componet locked instead of engine.
    Just for the heck of it remove drive belt and try to start the engine.

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    December 11, 2012, 23:01
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    You will be shopping for another car this Christmas.

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    December 12, 2012, 06:01
     Master

    I agree with wetry

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    globalhelper December 12, 2012, 07:02
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    tow it to your mech and get an est. but i agree withwetry also

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    December 12, 2012, 19:11
     Master

    Does it matter enough to reply to any of the suugestions (and I agree with wetry). Merry? Christmas.

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    pushrod, December 12, 2012, 21:51
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    No i dont think any of this really matters, cause we never know what the outcome is. So, hell i agree with wetry too.
    That ol pushrod motor was tough as nails though! But not without oil.

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