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Join Date: Aug 2004
If I were you I'd go back to basic principles - make sure battery is fully charged, then try the starter - if the engine is seized you'll still hear the starter "clunk" as it tries to turn the engine. If you don't hear anything maybe the starter has burnt out, but it is pretty unusual. You could also try that putting the car in say 3rd gear and then rock the car forward to see if the engine does turn.....try to avoid rocking backwards as the cambelts don't really like running "the wrong way".....
If the engine is turning over, you need to check whether the cambelt is in fact being rotated by the crank, and therefore turning the cams - its not unknown for a belt to strip the teeth where it passes over the crank pulley, so that it looks intact but doesn't actually operate the cams......
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