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 Post subject: EL engine locked
Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:15 pm 
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Age: 53

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Joined: 21st Mar 2016

Ride: Falcon EL

Location: Flagstaff Hill
SA, Australia

Hello again folks.
My faithful EL has a locked engine.
About 4 weeks ago, I lost reverse in the auto trans but kept driving the car as I needed it for work.
My intention was to take a couple of days off and replace the trans with another 2nd hand unit.
But....before I got the chance, i parked in a shopping centre, and when I went to start the car for the drive home, the engine wouldn't crank over.
I thought it was a flattery, but jump starting didn't make any difference.
Got it towed to a mechanic thinking it was a jammed starter.
They replaced the starter but still the engine wouldn't crank over.
They tried manually turning the engine over but only managed half a turn either way before it locked up.
They told me it may have something to do the failed trans locking up the motor, but before i go through the exercise of removing the trans, has anybody heard of a trans causing the engine to lock up?
The car still coasts in neutral, so I don't see how the trans could effect the motor.
The motor was replaced 2 years ago (had 200,000kms on it) which is pretty good for an EL and the engine ran fine before this happened.
There's also a lot of oil pouring from between the motor and trans.
It's dark in colour but I'm pretty certain it's trans fluid as I've had to top it up 2 weeks before this happened hoping it would cure the loss of reverse issue.
The trans was replaced 5 years ago with a EF trans (has dipstick tube)
Any advice would be appreciated.
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