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Old 06-09-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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Car won't Crank

I just did a tranny swap on my 2003 Focus 2.0 ZX5. I swapped for the same tranny just lower miles. i connected everything back in place. The car wants to crank but acts like there is not enough juice to turn the flywheel. I went to advanced auto parts and the checked the battery and starter and are both good. My grounds are hooked up. I tried to turn the flywheel with a screwdriver but it will not turn. I receive power to everything. Any Suggestions??


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Old 06-09-2008, 08:00 PM   #2
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Hmmm... did you replace the pilot bearing?
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something is binding. definitely check your installation. like whynot said pilot bearing could be a problem. did you have a clutch alignment tool?
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If it doesnt sound like a mechanical problem, couldn't it be the crank position sensor?
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well charles he did say that when he trys to turn it manually it is physically stuck.
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Bumpstart it.
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something is binding. definitely check your installation. like whynot said pilot bearing could be a problem. did you have a clutch alignment tool?
Is it possible that the flywheel is rubbing against the torque converter?
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Old 06-28-2008, 04:47 PM   #8
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got neutral?
everything go together smooth?
somethings jammed up - check it for turn over (without plugs, manually) so you don't hurt anything

note - go stupid early - means check the "obvious" so as to avoid probs. by missing something you assumed was ok...
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did you plug all the sensors back in? Especially the one that is right below the PCV valve: the crank position sensor.
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Bumpstart it.

^^^ That will sure let you know if something is seized ^^^ Good thinking.
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