Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

2000 Nav with 112,000 mi...runs great....just returned from 600mi trip.

(2000 Lincoln Navigator)
in Flower Mound, TX on September 06, 2011
pulled into driveway unusual noises or performance....tried to start again 5 min later and eng would not crank....engaged ignition and barely cranks...tries to but it's like a 1/4 turn...making an ugly almost metal against metal scraping sound for just an instant...first thought was battery not able to crank engine...battery checked out fine...then thought prob starter....replaced starter...still same prob....I'm wonder maybe timing belt issues but no symptoms leading up to failure if that's what it is...very strange....any thoughts would be greatly appreciated........Dave
Displaying 1 answers & 0 comments
Popular Answer
of Greg Solow's Engine Room on September 06, 2011
Are the engine's coolant and engine oil level OK. Perhaps remove the spark plugs and try rotating the engine using a socket on the crankshaft pulley. Rotate the engine slowly and make sure it turns freely. Your engine uses a timing chain not a timing belt and chains are less likely to slip or break especially at such low mileage. Check battery ground and power cables and engine block to chassis to ensure it is well grounded. There is a company that independent auto repair shops get their information from, this same information is available inexpensively for people that work on their own cars.. The information is year make and model specific, covering repair procedures, torque specifications, fluid capacities and specifications, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... Alldata is very easy to navigate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
the probleb occurs when the weather is to cold. the car bounce alot then the check light comes on and said check susp...
RPMs go from normal to below 1 then lower and nothing. Just started happening 38 hours ago.
Didn't find what you were looking for?