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    Car died and wont crank. HELP

    Okay I am having my first issue with my car. My car FBO n54.
    I was staging up to race against a buddy of mine when after doing a quick burn out to heat my drag radials up the car died off and will not start again. We tried jumping it and still nothing.


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    Auto or manual?
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    Did you check fuses? Do lights turn on?
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    Sounds like it could be a starter possibly. Can you get a wrench on the crank pulley and turn the motor over?
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    I would say starter as well except you say it died during a burnout.... Pull all of the plugs and see if it cranks... Im going with hydrolocked, either from a stuck open injector or maybe meth (if you have it)..

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    By the sound of it, the starter is pushing forward its small gear onto the engine flexplate, but after that, nada.

    Given how you say it died during a burnout, I am a little worried it might be bad. As the others said, pull plugs and try to turn the engine over by hand.

    If things look ok, the starter motor or it's solenoid may be bad. The starter should be visible with the air cleaner removed, sort of below the rear turbo inlet.

    Good luck with it.

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    Pulling the engine out tomorrow. Pulled spark plugs out and still no crank so something went wrong. :/ Well if the engine can be saved I will be doing something insane to this thing now. But it is truly saddening .

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    Can you turn it over with a wrench? Unless you found a pool of fuel in the cylinder it seems more likely to be electrical than mechanical.
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    Nope it won't turn at all.

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    I saw a guy hydrolock a motor once doing donuts, it was caused by a meth kit flowing when the engine was not under much load I think, I'm not sure honestly but was told it was the meth's fault. I don't know if you have meth, but your story sounded somewhat similar. Best of luck hope for your sake something fell into the flexplate or something. If not, I hear there are good things happening in Houston at ABR.

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    Odd. If it was locked when you pulled the plugs I'd expect it at least to be turnable by hand.
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    It's probably not the issue, but did you do the battery cable recall? also how old is your battery?

    When my battery cable was melting my car would die like this and wouldn't turn over.
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    I'd be wary of pulling the motor until the car was at least borescoped or checked out a little further.

    You can get a cheap borescope for a laptop for as low as $40-$60 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA0U00925208
    and http://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Inspe...bs_401578011_5

    If it were my car, I'd definitely want to 1) remove the starter (easy) and both test it and get it away from the flexplate in case the starter is the fault 2) pull the belt off the engine, put the car in neutral and try to turn the crank by hand or with a wrench. 3) borescope it if the starter/solenoid/wiring tests fine.

    Try more expensive stuff like a leakdown test (air compressor and $60 tester http://www.amazon.com/OTC-5609-Cylin...ak+down+tester) or engine pull after you go for the low-hanging (cheap) fruit!

    Best of luck!

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